Nadine Uziel (nee Ostasevich), 83, passed away Friday, March 16, 2001.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Doris (Alex, deceased) Solanics and Daniel (Marsha) Uziel; dear grandmother of Maren and Adam Uziel; sister of Mary (John) Marhefka and the late John Ostasevich. She is survived by many friends.
Memorial service: 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church.
Cremation by Busch Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 6822 Broadview Road, Parma, 44134.
Busch Family Chapels is in charge of arrangements.
Douglas L. Van Wie
Douglas Lee Van Wie, 33, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Monday, March 19, 2001.
He was a native of Hinckley Township and an avid runner, competing in the Revco Marathon in 1992. He was Catholic by faith and an Army veteran, having served with the 10th Mountain Division during the Persian Gulf War.
Mr. Van Wie is survived by his mother, Ruth M. Devlin of Virginia Beach; stepfather, Stephen Devlin of Virginia Beach; brother, Lawrence Leroy Van Wie of Cleveland; maternal grandparents, Vincent and Gertrude Sittnick of Virginia Beach; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private services will be held at Quantico National Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Bone Marrow Program, 611 Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510, in his memory.
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Ronald K. Crawford
Ronald K. Crawford, 54, of Spencer, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Lodi Community Hospital.
He was born March 26, 1946, in Gastonia, N.C., and was a Medina County resident for three months, formerly of Old Brooklyn, a Cleveland suburb. Mr. Crawford was employed as a line coordinator with Ford Motor Co., Cleveland. He was a member of the National Pool League, Southwest Eight Ball League and the Regional Pigeon Association. Mr. Crawford served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Tammie M. Crawford (nee Rice) of Spencer; daughters, Leisha and Ronda Crawford, both of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Jessica Kulik of Spencer; son, Ronald Crawford Jr. of Lancaster; stepson, Timothy Kulik Jr. of Lobleville, Tenn.; mother, Leslie Crawford of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; sisters, Teresa Crawford of Knoxville and Charlene Crawford of Cleveland; and brothers, Rick Crawford of Marietta, Ga., Gary Crawford of Phoenix and Charles Crawford of Taylor, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, handled arrangements.
Evelyn Stanley Taggart
Evelyn Stanley Taggart, 90, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky.
She was born May 14, 1910, in Harrison County, W.Va. She, along with her husband, Mac Taggart, owned and operated the Medina Photo Studio in Medina. Mrs. Taggart was a member of Tavares Methodist Church, Tavares, Fla., the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 266 of Medina and many other groups and organizations.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Bloomberg of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.; son, Bill Taggart of Bellevue; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, William and Frances (Snider) Stanley; granddaughter, Kelli Bunnett; and brothers, Leslie, Clyde, and twin brother, Everette Stanley.
Private family services will be held.
Burial: Bridgeport, W.Va.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local YMCA.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory in Sandusky is handling arrangements.
Robert D. Voshall
Robert D. "Vosh" Voshall Sr., 69, of Medina, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at home.
He was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Elyria and was a Medina County resident most of his life. He was a member of Medina Eagles and Medina Township Board of Zoning Appeals for many years. He began his career as a carpenter, worked for Medina Supply Co. for 41 years, serving in many capacities, and retired in 1996 as manager of the Strongsville plant. He served in the Navy during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Voshall (nee Miller) of Medina, to whom he was married 50 years; sons, Bob Voshall Jr. and Jay Voshall, both of Medina; sister, Jeanne Vereb of Medina; brother, Raymond (Genevieve) Voshall of Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Myrtle Holsinger, and brothers, William and Elmer.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Irwin Jennings will officiate.
Burial: Medina Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 3 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.
Dorothy Ellis Martonicz
Dorothy Ellis Martonicz, 81, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Hospice Savannah Inc.
She was a native of Savannah, Ga., and a resident of Florida and Ohio, living the past two years in Savannah. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church E.L.C.A.
Mrs. Martonicz is survived by her daughter, D. Gail Martonicz of Medina; son and daughter-in-law, Charles J. and Faith Martonicz of Indianapolis; granddaughters, Michelle Morrow of Medina, Sonya Martonicz of Indianapolis and Dawn Ferguson of Florida; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Eric and Buffy Martonicz of Medina; great-grandchild, Mikali Martonicz of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael F. Martonicz.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, handled arrangements.
Waver J. McCourt
Waver J. McCourt, 57, of Medina, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Lodi and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mrs. McCourt was employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier and also worked in the administrative office in Medina. She was a lifetime member of Medina Assembly of God.
She is survived by her son, Richard "Cave Man" Williams and Scott (Denise) McCourt, all of Medina; daughters, Cheryl Willis of Cleveland, Georgia DeVore of Brunswick and Traci (Cameron) Karger of Mansfield; stepsons, Jeffery (Deborah) McCourt of Wadsworth, James (Trudy) McCourt of Spencer and Richard (Pamela) McCourt of Medina; father, Victor Seeley of Medina; grandchildren, Ashley McCourt, Victoria Willis, Caleb and Chase Williams, Addison Karger, and Darren, Kara and Austin Grabel; brothers, Ron (Patricia) Seeley of Valley City and William Joseph Seeley of Spencer; and sister, Patricia (Robert) Yost of Westfield Center.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Fredda Seeley (Musch); brother, Don Seeley; and son-in-law, Rob Willis.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Medina Assembly of God, 830 Lafayette Road, Medina. The Rev. Ron Dress will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina Assembly of God or the American Diabetes Association, 225 E. Exchange St., Akron, 44302.
Sally Oliver (nee Delewski), 91, has passed away.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph "Rudy"; dear mother of Geraldine (Richard Sr.) Gleba and Rudolph Jr. (deceased); dear grandmother of Richard (Jean) Gleba Jr. of Valley City, Susan (Karl) Vassiliou and Patty Manzetti; dear great-grandmother of Sean Gleba and Karl Michael Jr., Nicolas and Alexis Vassiliou; beloved sister of Martha Brzoska; and the following deceased: Florence Nyka, Clara Kaminski, Ben, Edward, Bernard, Leo, Walter and Frank Delewski.
Service: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Golubski Funeral Home, 5986 Ridge Road, Parma.
Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery on East 71st.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jack B. Able
Jack B. Able, 78, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2001, at home following a period of declining health.
He was born in Akron, where he lived most of his life before moving to Lodi 10 years ago. Mr. Able was a graduate of Green High School and the University of Akron. He was an accountant for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron for 44 years. Mr. Able was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church and former member of Lodi Ruritan Club. He was a volunteer for United Way and former Boy Scout leader. He was active in Scouting for 50 years.
Mr. Able is survived by his stepson, Jim (Kathleen) Hastings of Litchfield Township; stepdaughter, Jane (Joe) Notch of Massillon; stepgrandchildren and caregivers, Tom and Melissa Smithberger of Lodi; a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and close friend, Daisy Barker of Lodi.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth, and second wife, Tootie Hastings Able.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Jane E. Benford
Jane E. Benford, 83, of Wadsworth, passed away Friday, March 16, 2001.
She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Cleveland to Emil and Mayme Spirek. Mrs. Benford was raised and lived more than half her life in Spencer. She was a Wadsworth resident since 1968. She was a beloved and successful wife, mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by her family.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Reynold "Bennie" Benford; son and daughter-in-law, William and Paula Benford of Calabasas, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Cathryn and Dallen Botdorf of Orrville; and grandchildren, Brad and Amy Botdorf, and Michael Benford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Spirek; and two infant sons.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Contributions can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth, is handling the arrangements.