Frank Pandur, 87, of Medina, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Evergreen Rehab & Specialty Care Center, Medina.
Mr. Pandur was born May 25, 1913, in Mansfield and was a Medina County resident for 73 years. He was a millwright for Ford Motor Co. for 28 years. Prior to Ford, he was employed by Hall Growers in Lodi and Permold in Medina. He was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Medina.
Mr. Pandur is survived by his sisters, Helen Kovacek and Mary Kovacek, both of Medina; brothers, Steve Pandur and Joe Pandur, both of Medina; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, and brothers, George, Louis and John.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis or to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
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. Tuesday 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.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road), Medina.
Mary K. Castek
Mary Kaythrin Castek (nee Anderson), 75, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights after a sudden illness.
She was born in Coalport, Pa., and was a Brunswick resident for 39 years. Mrs. Castek enjoyed crocheting and all types of crossword puzzles. She was a professional nanny, transport car manager and homemaker.
Mrs. Castek is survived by her daughters, Mary "Deedee" (James) Cooper and Patsy Castek (George Skubon), both of Brunswick; sister, Norma (Cal) Edmiston of Mentor; grandchildren, Donna (Jerry) Rowe of Florida, David (Melissa) Cooper, James "Pooh" (Christina) Cooper and Gail Gehrke, all of Brunswick; and great-grandchildren, Brittney, Joshua, Anthony, Jordan, Zachary, Eric, Alex, Karen and Tyler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Linda; and sister, Margaret (Lemoine) Harbor.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Carl L. Flippo
Carl L. Flippo, 71, local auctioneer and businessman, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at his residence.
He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and resided in the Wadsworth area for 38 years, previously residing in Medina. He was a set-up man at General Motors in Parma, retiring in 1981 with 30 years of service. Mr. Flippo also was an auctioneer in Medina County for 30 years. He was a member of the Auctioneers Association and an Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty (nee Durham); sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sue of Kent, Jerry and Theresa, Tom, Mike, and Steve and Kate, all of Wadsworth; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Scott Miller of Wadsworth, and Janie and Bill White of Houston; grandchildren, Danny, Chris, Jillian, Missy, Brandon, Teri and Bobby; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Zachary and Emily; two brothers; and two sisters.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Stanley A. Ward will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, where VFW Post 1089 and American Legion Post 170 will conduct military services.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1815 W. Market St. Suite 108, Akron, 44313.
Bernard F. Goodyear
Bernard F. Goodyear of Naples, Fla., formerly of Painesville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001.
He was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Westfield Center to Hoyt and Thelma Goodyear. Mr. Goodyear was in sales for 37 years, retiring in 1984 from Packaging Corp. of America, Tenneco. He retired in 1997 from Shorewood Packaging, Canada, holding a position in domestic and international sales.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Greta (Leohr); sons, Jeffrey (Karen) and Mitchell (Linda), both of Naples.
A memorial service will be held at noon Feb. 17 in the clubhouse at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105, or First United Methodist Church of Naples, 388 1st Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102.
Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, handled the arrangements.
Kenneth R. Hess Sr.
Kenneth R. Hess Sr., 77, of Medina, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Rosco, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 36 years. Mr. Hess owned Hess Electric and Heating. He was a member of Medina Eagles, VFW Post 5137 and past president of Medina County REACT. He was an avid camper, fisherman and nature lover. He served in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Hess is survived by his wife of 56 years, Fern (nee Lint) Hess of Medina; daughter, Judy Hess of Medina; sons, James (Linda) Hess and Ken (Kim) Hess Jr., both of Medina; grandchildren, Jennifer, Shanna, Amy, Kristen and Jordan Hess; sisters, Irene Mullman of Blairsville, Pa., and Maxine Lane of Scottdale, Pa.; and brothers, Louis (Mary Jane) Hess Jr. and Roy (Bertha) Hess, both of Dawson, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Ellen Hess; daughter, Linda; sister, Frances; and brother, Clifford.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Irwin Jennings will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina General Hospital Foundation.
Keith D. Keffer
Keith D. Keffer, 69, of Brunswick, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Brecksville Veterans Hospital.
He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Defiance and was a Medina County resident for 53 years. He was a member of Brunswick VFW Post 9520, MOCPT 54 Edgewater Post Cleveland and United Steel Workers Union. He was a welder in the steel industry and served in the Navy in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Leola "Jeannie" Keffer of Brunswick; mother, Josephine Keffer of Medina; stepson, David A. (Linda) St. Clair of North Carolina; grandson, Scott St. Clair of North Carolina; granddaughter, Tara St. Clair of North Carolina; and nieces, Susan Davis of Brunswick and Linda Hafner of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine, and father, Lester Keffer.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastlawn Cemetery, Grafton Road, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to the VA hospitals of Brecksville or Wade Park.
Donald W. Malone
Donald W. Malone, 76, of New Philadelphia, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Canton to Wilbert F. and Audrey McCoy Malone. He graduated from Dundee High School in 1941 and retired from the General Motors Parma plant as a skilled trade cutter grinder after 33 years of service. Mr. Malone built his family's log home in Apple Valley and moved to New Philadelphia in 1996. Along with his wife, he was a life-member of Dover VFW. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. He served honorably in the Navy from 1942 to 1945.
Don is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Lorenz Malone, whom he married on Aug. 28, 1973; daughters, Sandy (Skip) Remaly, Linda (Bob) Plues, Pam (John) Fieg and Deb (Paul) Shaw; sons, Tim (Dee) Malone and Preston Wallace; brother, Herschel (Judy) Malone; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Services have been held. The Rev. Michael E. Walters officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. 3rd St., Dover, 44622.
Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Cleva E. Butler
Cleva E. Butler, 85, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 19, 1915, in Brinkhaven, Ohio, to Earl and Lillian (Kyser) Butler and moved from Killbuck to Wayne County in 1965. He started his working career as owner/operator/milk carrier for Carnation Milk Co. in Holmes and Coshocton counties. Most recently, he worked for Gerstenslager Co. of Wooster as a fork lift operator for 20 years before retiring in 1985. Mr. Butler served in the Army during World War II from March 2 to Nov. 6, 1943.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ila Jeanne (nee Hull), whom he married on July 23, 1940, in Fredericktown; daughters, Michele Shelly of Smithville and Mrs. Ken (Shawna) Mays of Sunbury, Ohio; brothers, Alva Butler of Florida and James Butler of Brinkhaven; sister, Hazel Butler of Millersburg; and grandchildren, Ty and Kristine Shelly, Jennifer Stanton, and Bradley Mays.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carlos, William and Ralph Butler, and sisters, Edna Gerhart, Etta Butler, Fern Morris, Wanita Baughman and Hazel Butler.
Services were held at Custer Funeral Home in Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran's Service Commission, 2534 Burbank Road, Wooster, 44691.