Johanna M. Smith
Johanna M. Smith, 79, of Lutz, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, after a lengthy illness.
She was a Medina County resident for many years and retired as a secretary for the city of Brunswick. She was a former member of St. Ambrose and St. Francis Catholic churches and Medina County Rose Society. She was an avid member of Square and Contra Dance organizations in the area.
She is survived by her children, Gregory (Aurora) of Worthington, Mass., Clifford of Oceanside, Calif., Roger (Jean) of Bay Village, Brian of Portland, Ore., Beverly Frisk of New Port Richey, Fla., and Arlene (Thomas) Schneider of Medina; brothers, Frank Sedlak of Strongsville, Joseph Sedlak of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Michael Sedlak of Grafton; and grandchildren, Michael Lowe, Annie and David Frisk, and Ryan and Becky Schneider.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1985; brother, John Sedlak; and sister, Irene Warnke.
Mass of Resurrection: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Medina. Father Stephen J. Kaminski will officiate.
Burial: Westview Cemetery, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (at River Styx Road), Medina.
"Willard" Tom Ward, 63, of Hinckley Township, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 4, 1937, in Flint, Mich., and was a Medina County resident for five years. He was a comptroller at World Wide Tile and Marble in Westlake and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hinckley. He loved gardening, his grandchildren and football. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Marian R. (nee Wirostek) of Hinckley; daughters, Kathleen M. (Peter Jr.) Gatto of Strongsville, Sherri L. (David) Chisholm of Atlanta, Debra (Cory) Zahand of North Royalton and Darlene M. (Bill) Thiemeke of Seville; son, Kenneth T. (Megan) Ward of Seville; grandchildren, Ian, Cole, Sophia Rose and Rachel; sister, Ruth Ann (Mike) Goergan of Owosso, Mich.; and brother, Russell (Nancy) Ward of Durand, Mich.
Service: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Hinckley. The Rev. William O'Neill will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 4274 Manhattan Circle, Brunswick, 44212.
Brook M. Bohac
Brook M. Bohac, 31, of Medina, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 31, 1969, in Elyria, and was raised in Wellington. She graduated from Wellington High School and, later, Ashland University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in special education. She was most recently teaching in the Mansfield City School System.
She is survived by her daughter, Sidney Jarrett; parents, Don and Sue Bohac of Spencer; paternal grandfather, Donald Bohac of Grafton; and fiancÚ, Ryan Jarrett of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Buddy and Kathleen Walker, and her paternal grandmother, Helen Bohac.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker and Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. Capt. Peggy Vick, Salvation Army chaplain of Baltimore, will officiate.
Burial: Spencer Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Isabelle M. Hoert
Isabelle M. Hoert, 81, of Wooster, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Wooster Hospital.
She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Cleveland, and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Smithville.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Hoert, to whom she was married 60 years; sons, Donald (Patti) Hoert of Southfield, Mich., Daniel (Karen) Hoert of Medina and Dennis Hoert of Middleburg Heights; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Service: noon Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville. Pastor Ted Rust will officiate.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Waite and Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary C. Plotz
Mary Caroline Plotz, 96, of Aristocrat West, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Aristocrat West.
She was born May 23, 1904, in Vienna, Austria, and was a Cuyahoga County resident for 75 years. Mrs. Plotz was employed as a machine operator power for Wagner Awnings.
She is survived by her son, Edward (Marie) Plotz of Hinckley Township; daughter, Betty Jane (George) Getz of Cleveland; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward George; brother, Charles Ceren; and sister, Ann Wheelock.
Service: 11 am. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Interment: Maple Hill Cemetery, Hinckley.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
James L. Rohlik
James L. Rohlik, 50, of Lafayette, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette after a seven-year illness.
He was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Cleveland and lived in Lafayette for 28 years. Mr. Rohlik graduated from Brunswick High School in 1968 and Purdue University in 1977. He was a finish carpenter, contractor and estimator in Lafayette for the past 30 years, retiring in 1998. Mr. Rohlik was past president of Greater Lafayette Volunteer Bureau and a volunteer with Tippecanoe Young Republicans, Pythian Home in Lafayette and Wabash Center. He was an accomplished musician, amateur photographer and avid fisherman, as well as a Cleveland Indians fan.
He is survived by his wife, Beth (nee Biddlecombe) Rohlik, whom he married on Oct. 14, 1972, in Greenwood, Ind.; parents, Harold and Eva Rohlik of Brunswick; sisters, Alice (Greg) Tyrpak of Brunswick and Lynne (B.J.) Herrle of Medina; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Service: 6 p.m. Thursday at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette, Ind. Father Paul Graf will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medina County SPCA, P.O. Box 135, Medina, 44258.
Joseph Yuhasz, 80, of Medina, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1920, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 39 years. Mr. Yuhasz was a member of the Professional Photographers Association, British Royal Guild of Photographers, MG Car Club and Kiwanis Club in Edgewater. He was past owner/operator of Tiffany Photography in Cleveland and regional sales director for Nikon. Mr. Yuhasz served in the Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Yuhasz (nee Low) of Medina; daughters, Dawn A. Baiko of Brecksville and Tiffany Yuhasz of Akron; grandchildren, Daniel, Robert, Michael, David, Brian and Eric; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff, in 1994.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Tal Lewis will officiate.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1900 W. Market St., Akron, 44313.
John G. Bailey
John G. "Jack" Bailey, 78, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Mission, Texas.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for four years. Mr. Bailey was employed as a carpenter. He was a member of Griffiths Lodge 749 and served in the Army from 1943 to 1945.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy H. Bailey of Brunswick; stepmother, Eva K. Bailey of Atlanta; sons, Daniel Bailey of Cincinnati and David Bailey of Brunswick; daughter, Margaret Bailey of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and grandsons, Sean and Stephen Bailey, both of Cincinnati, and Charles Bailey of Brunswick.
Service: Monday at North Royalton United Methodist Church.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Riczo Funeral Home, 7462 State Road, Parma.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Al Koran Shrine.
Arrangements by Edward W. McGrath Funeral Service, 440-237-1111.
William R. Harvey
William R. Harvey, 74, of Hinckley Township, formerly of Kent, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in Hinckley.
He was born March 25, 1926, in Kent and was a Medina County resident for 41 years. Mr. Harvey was a mechanical engineer for Lamson & Sessions, Pride Machine Products and Milbar Corp. He served on the Hinckley Township Zoning Board for many years and was a Hinckley Township trustee from 1976 to 1981. He also helped establish the Hinckley Police Department and was active in their Little League and Boy Scouts.
Mr. Harvey also was an avid reader. He enjoyed home construction projects and trout fishing. He was interested in World War II history and his family genealogy. He also holds patents for a nailing machine and a tape recorder. He served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn (nee Morse) of Hinckley; daughter, Lynn Harvey of Mantua; son, Robert C. (Debbie) Harvey of Annandale, N.J.; sister, JoAnne (James) Anderson of Wisconsin; and granddaughters, Katie and Sara Persavich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Viola.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 628 W. Main St., Kent.
Burial: Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, (state Route 303 at Interstate 71) and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home.
Blanche D. Novak
Blanche D. Novak, 81, of Brunswick, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001.
She was born March 17, 1920, and was a Medina County resident for 46 years. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Novak was a loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Novak, in 1995.
Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden on Grafton Road in Brunswick.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is handling arrangements.