MILLERSBURG -- Josephine Anna Dolphin, 82, of Millersburg, formerly of Bay Village, died Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2001, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Millersburg Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Eldon Trubee officiating. Burial will be at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River.
Friends may call Thursday from 4-9 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.
The family suggests that contributions be made to Millersburg Presbyterian Church, 90 S. Clay St., Millersburg 44654; or to Walnut Hills Retirement Home, P.O. Box 129, Walnut Creek 44687.
She was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Chicago, to August and Helen (Zachman) Ahrens and married Kenneth Dolphin. He died Jan. 26, 2001.
Surviving are children, Johanna (Jim) Hodakievic of Cuyahoga Falls and James (Susan) Dolphin of Norman, Okla.; grandchildren, Pete Hodakievic and his wife, Tamara Cort of Austin, Texas, Bethany (Bob) Bentz of Marysville, Dave (Misty) Dolphin of Norman, Okla., and Denise Dolphin of Oklahoma City; a great-granddaughter, Madison Bentz; and a sister, Ethel Schultz of Scottsdale, Ariz.
MILLERSBURG -- Kenneth Thomas Dolphin, 88, of Millersburg, formerly of Bay Village, died Friday morning, Jan. 26, 2001, at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital, Millersburg, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Millersburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Eldon Trubee officiating. Burial will be at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with Masonic service at 8:30 p.m.
He was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Cleveland, and was the son of Benjamin Turner and Josephine Elizabeth (Slezak) Dolphin. On April 17, 1942, he married Josephine Ahrens and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are two children and their spouses, Johanna and Jim Hodakievic of Cuyahoga Falls and James and Susan Dolphin of Norman, Okla.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Pete and Tamara Hodakievic of Austin, Texas, Bethany and Bob Bentz of Marysville, Dave and Misty Dolphin of Norman, Okla. and Denise Dolphin also of Norman, Okla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
HAMILTON -- Albert L. Browning, 72, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Fort Hamilton Hospital.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South "D" Street, Hamilton, with Pastor Raymond Webb officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lindenwald Baptist Church, 460 Symmes Road, Fairfield 45014.
He was born May 11, 1928 in Corbin, Ky. and was the son of Andrew and Grace (Decker) Browning. On Sept. 17, 1955, Albert married his beloved wife of 41 years, June L. Hornsby, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1997.
He is survived by his son, David Browning and his wife, Jeanne of Wooster; two daughters, Janet Browning of Hamilton and Kimberly S. Putnam and her husband, Terrall of Dayton; four grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Browning and his wife, Lois of Minster and Bill Browning of Corbin, Ky.; his sister, Marie Richmond of Wiscoy, N.Y.; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and Albert's faithful dog and companion "Brownie."
WOOSTER -- Daniel E. "Smokey" Smithhisler, 49, 4677 Melrose Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at The Cleveland Clinic, after a long illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Loudonville, with Father Kevin Conroy officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, where a wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dan Smithhisler Memorial Fund, in care of Farmers and Savings Bank, Loudonville 44842.
Mr. Smithhisler was born June 13, 1951 in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by parents, Angela and Carlos Plant of Loudonville; his brothers and sister-in-law, Joe and Dawn Plant of Jeromesville, David Plant of Millersburg and Tom Plant of Loudonville; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Larry Bays and Celinia Rose Plant, all of Wooster and Anita and Bernie Parsons of Perrysville; his special aunt and uncle, Mary Rita and Edward Massaro of Wooster; 13 nieces and nephews and a great-nephew.
WOOSTER -- Doris M. Amstutz, 84, a resident of Smithville-Western Commons, Wooster, formerly of Mount Eaton, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, 2001, at Smithville-Western Care Center, after a period of declining health.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, with the Rev. Ken Petterson officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Mount Eaton.
Friends may call tonight (Wednesday) from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born July 8, 1917, in Orrville, to Vernon and Elsie (Gardner) Saurer and married Donald W. "Tiny" Amstutz on July 15, 1938. He died Nov. 9, 1999.
Surviving are children, Jayne (Stanley) Shaw of Athens, Ga., Judith Amstutz of Restin, Va., John L. (Sandy) Amstutz of Kidron and Alan J. (Sue) Amstutz of Fredericksburg; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Stauffer of Kidron.
CANTON -- Judith Marie Mathias Lewis, 50, of Canton, died Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2001, after an extended illness.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Church of Christ in Winesburg, with the Rev. Chuck Jarvis officiating. Burial will be at Winesburg Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Reed Funeral Home, 705 Raff Road, SW, Canton, or one hour prior to the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home, to help defray funeral expenses.
She was born June 29, 1951, in Dover.
Surviving are her husband, James L. Lewis of Canton; sons, Michael Miller of Canton and Vincent Miller of Sugarcreek; a stepson, Eric Lewis; and a granddaughter, Aerin Miller. There are three brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
CANTON -- Marcella Mary Zappone, 71, of Canton, and formerly of Millersburg, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2001, at Arbors of Canton Nursing Home,, following an extended illness.
Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.
Friends may call Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, PO Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039 or American Lung Association of Stark-Wayne, 1300 Christmas Seal Drive, N.W., Canton 44709.
She was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Millersburg, to Budge and Eliza Barbara (Browand) Kaser. She first married Garrett Hobat Jarvis. He died in 1988.
Surviving are four children, Charles E. Jarvis of Orrville, Barbara Jean Jarvis Stretch Trumphour of Apple Creek, Bonnie Sue Zappone Bretz Armentrout of Orrville and Jenny Lou Zappone of Huntington, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Fraelich of Cuyahoga Falls and ex-husband, Dennis Vincent Zappone.
BURBANK-- Amber Nicole Ramey, 19, 8769 Willow Road, died early Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Brunswick.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield with the Rev. Thomas Blair officiating. Burial will be at Mansfield Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to time of services on Wednesday.
Amber was born Oct. 22, 1981 in Mansfield.
Surviving are her mother, Charlotte (Wise) Ramey of Burbank and father and stepmother, Douglas and Barbara Ramey of West Chester, Pa.; a sister, Stephanie Ramey of Burbank and two brothers, Steven Ramey of West Chester, Pa. and Alec Ramey of Burbank; her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Beverley Bence of Mansfield and Kenneth and Nancy Wise of Burbank; her paternal grandparents, Douglas and Julia Ramey of Mansfield. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.
WOOSTER -- Winifred Mae (Primmer) Mundall, died Sept. 23, 2001, at her home in Wooster.
She was born on May 24, 1914, in Boulder, Colorado, the daughter of Jesse and Lorena Shumway Primmer.
Surviving are her sister, Marie Nethery of Glendale, Calif. Her children, John (Barbara) Mundall of Eugene, Oregon, Kristina Mundall of Basel, Switzerland, and Julie (Stephen) Fetzer of Wooster; four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours or services.
McIntire, Davis ∓ Greene Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
STOW -- William J. Hradek, 81, of Stow, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001.
He was the father and father-in-law of Douglas and Laurie Hradek of Wooster.
Services will be today (Monday) at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Solon.
Arrangements are being handled by Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 W. Aurora Road, Sagamore Hills.
He was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Cleveland, to Thomas and Katherine (Pansky) Hradek.
Surviving in addition to his son and daughter-in-law, are children, Gayle (Ben) Schultz-Hauck, William T. (Carol) Hradek, Thomas (Barbara) Hradek, Allen (Gerry) Hradek and Mary Lou (Mark) Micale; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
WEST SALEM -- Anna May Ickes, 89, formerly of 6856 Bates Road, died Friday evening, Sept. 21, 2001, at West View Manor in Wooster.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, with the Revs. George Peters and George Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691 or the Memorial Fund at Grace Brethren Church, 1924 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691.
She was born July 12, 1912, to Jacob H. and Emma (Lehman) Tyson and married Harry Warren Ickes. He died previously.
Surviving are daughters Mildred Ann Wenger of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Margaret Kaufman of West Salem; 12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Marion Tyson of Canton; and stepsisters Laura Begly of West Salem and Mabel Begly of Ashland.
CANTON -- Richard Wentzel, 36, of Canton, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2001, at Wooster Community Hospital, after an automobile accident.
He was born in Massillon to Donald T. and Marjorie P. (Steele) Wentzel.
Survivors include two daughters, Brittney and Tiffany of the home, and one son, Darren, also of the home; his father, Donald, of Marshallville; his mother, Marjorie, of Massillon; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Ken Cavanaugh of Massillon; a nephew and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Reed Funeral Home, 705 Raff Road SW, Canton, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
FARMERSTOWN -- Hans Jorg, 72, of Farmerstown, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at his residence.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Fiat United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dick Marshall officiating. Burial will be at Fiat Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek and Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
He was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Canton Bern, Switzerland, to Fritz and Marie Rosetta (Forlich) Jorg and married Loretta Stein on Oct. 20, 1956. She died Feb. 14, 1975. He then married Elizabeth "Liz" Troyer Yoder in Feb. 1977. She survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, John (Deb) Jorg of Farmerstown; two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Rosette) Miller of New Philadelphia and Mrs. Marvin (Margaret) Mullen of Port Washington; two stepsons, Fred (Vicky) Yoder and Adrian (Pat) Yoder, both of Sugarcreek; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Junior (Nancy) Hostetler of Sugarcreek; two granddaughters; 18 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren and a brother, Pete (Marie) Jorg of Switzerland.
WOOSTER -- Bobbie L. Durham, 66, 311 E. South St., died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Akron General Medical Center.
Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerry Durham officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster.
He was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Morgantown, Ky., to Roy and Elnora (Flener) Durham.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Stone of Wooster; five grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Harold (Geneva) Butler of Shreve, JoAnn Spurlock and Dorothy Hendrix, both of Apple Creek and a brother, Donnie Durham of Gulfport, Miss.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Doris M. Dockery Gordon, 78, of Hollywood, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Hollywood, Fla., where she had made her home for the past three years.
Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the chapel in Mound Hill Cemetery, East Main Street, Seville, with the Rev. Jim Dockery officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Friends may call Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the chapel in Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Arrangements are being handled by Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home in Seville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 135, Medina 44256; or Paradise Village, Society for Handicapped Children, 4283 Paradise Road, Seville 44273.
She was born in Seville to David E. and Edith Belle Simpson.
Surviving are her daughter, Patty Snyder of Barnesville; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Gordon of Thousand Oaks, Calif., James and Sally Gordon of Camarillo, Calif., and Dennis Gordon of Cooper City, Fla.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen LaBelle of Barnesville and Esther Jarvis of Lodi.
Rev. Frank Kuta
WADSWORTH -- The Rev. Frank J. Kuta, 78, of Wadsworth, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Akron General Medical Center.
He was born in Cleveland to Dr. Frank J. and Stella (Kocinski) Kuta.
Surviving is a niece, Regina Petsche of Moorestown, N.J.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 260 Broad St., Wadsworth. Bishop Anthony M. Pilla will be principal celebrant and The Rev. Sylvester W. Fridrich will be homilist. Vespers will be held at 3 p.m. today (Friday) at St. Anne Catholic, 139 S. First St., Rittman, and his body will lie in state from 3-9 p.m. tonight (Friday) at St. Anne Church. Burial will be in St. Anne Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Gillman Funeral Home, Rittman.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Victor Alfonso Telck, 85, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at a local hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3601 Altamesa, Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Vigil service will be Friday (tonight) at 7 at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas. The family will receive friends at the family home.
He was born March 10, 1916.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Telck, to whom he had been married 61 years; children, Jerry Telck and wife, Tootsie, of Fort Worth, Texas, Vickie Hershberger and husband, Al, of Dalton and Alfonso Telck and wife, Karen, of Midland, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, C.C. Telck of Canon City, Colo. and several nieces and nephews.
BUTLER -- Alva F. Delaney, 71, of Butler and formerly of Wayne County, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 2001, at Knox County Hospital emergency room, following a sudden illness.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wooster Church of God, South Street, with the Rev. Tom Giesinger officiating, followed by interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Shreve.
Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to American Red Cross, Wayne County Chapter, 124 N. Walnut St., Wooster 44691 to aid the victims in New York City.
Mr. Delaney was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Wilkesville to Alva A. and Mary (Ziegler) Delaney. He married his first wife, Arvilla R. Waldron, who died Oct. 5, 1994. He married his second wife, Samuella K. Delane,y on Aug. 11, 2001, in Knox County. She survives.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, George A. (Deb) Delaney of Orrville, James M. (Dianna) Delaney of Tennessee; two daughters, Bobbie Jo (Ron Clark) Delaney of Dalton, Mrs. Paul (Donna) Rosenbaum of Wooster; a brother, Allen (Pat) Delaney of Radcliffe; two sisters, Virginia Reeves of Wooster and Martha Hess of Shreve; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Richelle Weesner of Delaware; three stepsons, Michael J. (Valerie) Carmel of Carpinteria, Calif., Frank M. Carmel of Ocala, Fla. and Vincent J. Carmel of Columbus; 12 step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.