Lucille Burton (nee Porter), 80, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001.
She was born Feb. 27, 1920. Mrs. Burton worked for Mr. William Kelly, owner of Bil Jac Dog Foods, for 23 years. She enjoyed collecting antiques, craft work, especially making Christmas ornaments, plus oil paintings of Ohio's covered bridges. Mrs. Burton was a 4-H adviser for 28 years. She loved ballroom dancing. She was a member of Granger Methodist Church.
Mrs. Burton is survived by her sons, Bob and Gary (Sherri); daughter, Terry Zenovic; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Leroy (Ruth) Porter; sisters, Mae Dreibelbis, Nellie Renner, Donna (Dine) Frase and Nola (Bob) Anderson; and innumerable friends and family who will miss her presence.
She was preceded in death by Bob, her husband of 53 years.
Special thanks to Mary Porter, Bob and Phillis Hammel, Don and Lenora Codding, Bill and Ruth Kelly and family plus friends who continued to stop by after her stroke.
Her remains were donated to Case Western Reserve University.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Edwin E. Gibson
Edwin Eugene Gibson, 75, of Medina, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Medina General Hospital after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Powhatan Point, Ohio, to Henry F. and Mary L. Gibson (now deceased). Mr. Gibson was a graduate of Medina High School and Western Reserve University, having received his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1960 and master's degree in business administration in 1965. During his working career, he was employed by Permold Co. in Medina, Cadillac Motor Division Brook Park, Central National Bank of Cleveland and Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (later becoming CSX), which he joined in 1966 as assistant treasurer in Baltimore. His last position with CSX was director of insurance in Jacksonville, Fla. He retired in January 1988.
Mr. Gibson was a member of Medina United Methodist Church, Beta Gamma Sigma, Medina Lodge 58 F&AM, where he served as worshipful master from 1952 to 1953, Royal Arch Masons of Ohio and Holyrood Commandery.
Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife, Carol, with whom he celebrated 461/2 years of marriage; sister, Sheila; aunt and uncle, Dorothea and Gilbert Schaefer of Kingwood, Texas; aunt, Natalie Jones of Medina; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Dolores Spencer of Westfield Township and Hobe Sound, Fla.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Spencer of Medina; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews and friends.
Our thanks to Sheryl McLaughlin and Eleanor Painter of Genny's Home Health Care, Barberton, for their respite care and a special heartfelt thanks to Phyllis Mayes for her many kindnesses and loving care of Gene in the last year of his life and for her steadfast support of the family the last days he was in the hospital.
We want to acknowledge and thank Drs. Austriaco, Abellera, Kanchelra and the nursing staff of Medina General Hospital and Hospice of Medina County for their compassionate care, also Dr. Irwin Jennings and the Revs. Tal Lewis and Jim Patterson, whose support will always be remembered.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St., Medina. Dr. Irwin Jennings will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity or to Medina United Methodist Church Elevator Fund.
Lisa G. Landis
Lisa Gale Landis, 41, of Lodi, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Lodi Community Hospital following a sudden illness.
She was born Oct. 24, 1959, in Fairview Park to Donald and Hazel Nevils Harrold and lived in Medina, moving to Lodi five years ago. She was a 1978 graduate of Medina High School. Mrs. Landis was employed by the Mail Room in Medina and was a member of Seville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; daughter, Holly Harms; mother and stepfather, Hazel and Ben Gary of Medina; brothers, Donald Gary of Seville and David (Valerie) Gary of Corpus Christi, Texas; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Harrold; sister, Kathy Harrold; and brother, Danny Gary.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Larry DeVore will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Edward M. Repjar
Edward M. Repjar, 61, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.
He was born July 8, 1939, in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, and resided in Brunswick Hills Township.
He is survived by his sons, Andrew of Brunswick Hills and Edward (Shannon) of Cleveland; daughter, Susan (Vincent) Smithberger of Cleveland; sister, RoseMarie Farnsworth of Medina; brother, Dr. Andrew (Carol) Repjar of Boulder, Colo.; seven grandchildren; four nephews; and cousins, Marie and Rudy Durinka and Jane Wallace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Susan Repjar; sister, Margaret; and former wife, Delores (Widenmeyer).
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Divinity Lutheran Church, 11877 Blossom Ave., Parma.
Larry J. Staman
Larry James, beloved husband of Ernestine (nee Croftcheck) for 35 years, loving father of Lisa (Jeff) Perry and Anthony Staman. Preceded in October by late 14-year best friend German shepherd, Hulk. Larry will now join his beloved in-laws, John and Vivan Croftcheck, who preceded him in death. He also is survived by caring sisters and brother-in-law, Grace and Don Gambal and Ann and Lunoy D'Amico.
The family would like to thank the many friends and colleagues at Struktol Co. for 20 happy years and all the prayers and support.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Burial: Hinckley Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Patti J. Stoakes
Patti J. Stoakes, 47, of Pensacola, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer at West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola.
She was born Sept. 5, 1953, in Medina and resided in Medina County for 23 years before moving to Florida five years ago. Mrs. Stoakes was employed as a waitress at the American Legion in Cleveland. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Cleveland, and Pensacola Unit 240.
Mrs. Stoakes is survived by her husband, Jack N. Stoakes of Pensacola; children, Brandi and Christopher, both of Solon; sister, Robbi Cather of Akron; brothers, Theodore (Loni) Hubler of Toledo and Gene (Beth) Hubler of Columbus; stepfather, Earl Keller of Medina; stepsisters, Sandy (Hugh) Turner of Litchfield Township and Mary Ann (Richard) Stalnaker of Medina; stepbrothers, Tim (Bonnie) Keller of Litchfield; and Tom (Kathy) Keller of Valley City; 14 additional stepbrothers and sisters; and dear friends, Judy and Edward Payne of Solon.
She was preceded in death by her son, Nicholas; parents, Ruth Keller and Raymond Hubler; and sister, Ruth Ann Hughs.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Dennis D. Murawski.
Burial: York Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Relay for Life Cancer Fund, c/o West Florida Regional Medical Center, 8383 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32514.
Joseph A. Victor
Joseph A. Victor, 69, of Medina, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born July 22, 1931, in Cleveland and was a Medina resident for 35 years. Mr. Victor was a retired journeyman electrician at Local IBEW 38. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace and Medina Beekeepers Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and woodworking.
Mr. Victor is survived by his wife Joyce (nee Zaremba) of Medina, whom he married on Oct. 17, 1959; sons, Joseph F. (Julie) of Atlanta and Josh (Carolyn) of Northfield Center; daughter, Jodi (Jeffrey) of Wooster; brother, Ronald (Geraldine) of Berea; sister, Rita Farley of Wickliffe; and grandchildren, Caitlyn, Joshua, MaKenzie and Sydney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Victor and Anna (nee Stagalt).
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1088 Ridge Road, Hinckley Township. John T. McDonough will officiate.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road), Medina.
Robert J. Walters
Robert J. Walters, 51, of Medina, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1949, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 14 years. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was blood bank supervisor at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center for 27 years.
Mr. Walters is survived by his wife, Kathy (nee Busick) of Medina, whom he married on Aug. 7, 1976; sons, Christopher and Matthew, both of Medina; daughter, Meghan of Medina; sister, Susan (Ken) Gailey of Strongsville; and sister, Sally (Mike) Gecik of Rincon, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Walters and Emma (nee Falk) Walters.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of arrangements.
Justin J. Gall
Justin J. Gall, 76, of Medina, previously of Brunswick, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at home.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 36 years. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Jesus Divine Redeemer Church in Chippewa Lake. Mr. Gall was an engineer for Ohio Bell for 33 years. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanne Gall of Medina, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Deacon John Buda will officiate.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
Raymond B. Nell Jr.
Raymond B. Nell Jr., 79, of East Berlin, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Minneapolis to Raymond B. and Daisy I (Wentz) Nell Sr. He was a member of Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church in East Berlin. Mr. Nell graduated from Huntington College in Huntington, Ind., and was a printer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, retiring in 1975. He worked as a farmer after retirement.
He is survived by his daughters, Cherry K. Hershey of Greensboro, N.C., Helen L. Walker of East Berlin, Kathy J. Ferguson of Kokomo, Ind., Susan E. White of Medina and Sarah E. Griffin of East Berlin; sons, Thomas R. Nell of East Berlin, Craig A. Nell of Hanover and John A. Nell of Medina; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, A. Catherine Nell of Harrisburg and Irene M. Nell of San Diego, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Alice E. (Swales) Nell, in 1982.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at Lower Bermudian Lutheran Church, Lake Meade Road, East Berlin. The Rev. Eugene Moore will officiate.
Final disposition will be at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at the church this evening from 5 p.m. until the time of service.
Feiser Funeral Home Inc., East Berlin, is handling the arrangements.