Judith K. Tackett, age 73, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home. She was a real estate broker and founder of Brokers & Associates with her partner where she worked for over 30 years. Prior to her real estate career, she was a teacher at Groveport Madison High School. She is a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, a past-president of CREA, member of the Upper Arlington Real Estate Association, the Upper Arlington Historical Society, past-president of the Tri-Village Lions Branch and of the Tri-Village Lions. Judy is survived by sisters, Carolyn Yates and Debbie White; brothers, David (Cheryl) White and Douglas (Claudia) White; many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Deyo-Davis Funeral Home, 1578 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights, Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1220 Bethel Rd. Pastor Mike Pratt officiating. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. at Rush Township Cemetery, McDermott, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ohio Lions Foundation/Tri-Village Lions Restricted Fund, PO Box 12721, Columbus, OH 43212 or the Bethel United Methodist Church, 1220 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43220. Online condolences may be made at www.deyodavis.com.
William Bradley Salt, 94, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly Bexley, Ohio, died at home March 17, 2017. He was a World War II Navy veteran, who served in the Pacific theater. Brad graduated from The Ohio State University. He was a co-founder of Salt Brothers Hardware in Columbus, Ohio, and later the owner of Brad Salt, REALTORS® in Columbus. Brad served as President of Bexley City Council and President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in 1971. After coming to Sarasota, he was a co-founder and broker of Stevens and Salt Inc. He leaves behind Shirley, his high school sweetheart and wife of 72 years, their three children, Bill (Susan) Salt, Cathy (John) Forman, Terri (Dennis) Costa, nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles, David and Thomas Salt. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2 p.m., at Sarasota National Cemetery, arranged by Toale Brothers Colonial Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice.
C. David “Dave” Welch, age 72, passed away suddenly at Licking Memorial Hospital on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was a sales associate with HER Realtors® and had been working in real estate since 1969. Prior to joining HER, Dave work with Woeste Real Estate. He served as a tank mechanic with the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam era and, for many years, he was an Oldsmobile and Chevrolet enthusiast and loved racing and restoring cars. He had a great sense of humor and was always willing to give of his time to help others when asked. As the heart of the family, Dave cherished his wife and was so very proud of his boys. His strong work ethic and appreciation for family values were qualities many witnessed and he shared with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Marian (Woeste) Welch; his children, Roger (Kelly) Welch, Jason (Robin) Welch, and Chad (Allison) Welch; his grandchildren who were the light of his life, Morgan, Payton, Nathan, Benjamin, Nicholas, Camryn, and Madelyn; his sister-in-law, Terry Welch; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends and family may call at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, 4-7 p.m, Monday, March 13, 2017, where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. The family requests that memorials in Dave's name be made to the Newark Catholic High School Foundation, 1 Green Wave Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055; or Crime Stoppers of Licking County, PO Box 304, Newark, Ohio 43058-304. To share your memory of Dave or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.reedegan.com.
James Petropoulos, Jr., age 87, died January 28, 2017 in Delray Beach, FL. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1953, with a degree in business, received an R.O.T.C. Commission and served two years as a 1st Lt. in the Air Force, including one and one half years in Korea. After his military service, he went to work for the Galbreath Co., as a REALTOR®. In 1958, he established his own commercial real estate firm; James Petropoulos & Company. Jim was a highly-respected member of the Columbus community, having served as a member and President of the Governing Committee of the Columbus Foundation; Trustee of the John H. McConnell Foundation; the Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation; the Ingram White Castle Foundation, The Ohio Youth Foundation and the Columbus Medical Research Foundation. He was also a member of The Advisory Board, Columbus District U.S. Small Business Administration; President, Battelle Memorial Institute Foundation; Chairman, Downtown Area Committee, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce; Ohio Student Loan Commission; Steering Committee, The Development Committee for Greater Columbus; Executive Board, Central Ohio Council of Boy Scouts of America; Treasurer, Metropolitan Human Services Commission and Trustee Ohio Cancer Foundation. He served on the board of directors at Worthington Industries, Buckeye Financial Corporation and Julian Speer Corporation. Jim married the love of his life, Lula (Lou) Mae Moeller on his birthday in 1958. They shared a wonderful life of traveling the world, golf, entertaining and family. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Dr. William) Galvin, of Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughters, Jamie Galvin of Kirkland, Washington, Katherine (Walter) Michaels of Atlanta, Georgia; great grandson, Copeland Michaels; sister, Alice (Arthur) Gall of West Palm Beach, Florida; one niece and four nephews He was a member of the Building and Managers Association and served local and federal courts as trustee, receiver and appraiser, involving numerous cases. Because of his respect for the Student/Athletes at Ohio State, he and Lou helped underwrite the annual banquet, in their honor, for many years. He was active in the Republican Party having served as Chairman of the Franklin County Finance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Finance Committee. He ran two gubernatorial campaigns for James A. Rhodes. A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9-10 a.m. at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43221, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Details of a reception to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers those who wish may contribute in his memory to the Columbus Foundation, 1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43205; TrustBridge Health Hospice, 5300 E. Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of James.
Jack P. Holmes, 82, of Harbor Hills passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Jack served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957, and he and wife were REALTORS® active in the greater Buckeye Lake community. Jack is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Janet (Kerns) Holmes; sisters-in-law, Patty Holmes and Patsy (Tim) Mason; nephews, Rick (Cathy) Holmes and Randy Holmes. A funeral service for Jack will be held at 1p Tuesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Tim Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Buckeye Lake Museum or Licking Twp. Fire Department.
Anna Lee (Taron) Johnson, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was a REALTOR® and a member of Columbus REALTORS® for 40 years. Anna was married almost 60 years and had four children, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and over 250 nieces and nephews! Anna chose to be cremated and the funeral will be held on December 19, 2016, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sympathy can be expressed to her daughter, Diane (Johnson) Boyhan (134 Grand Oak Circle; Venice, FL 34292).
Sherol Saxton Mulligan, age 71,went to her heavenly home Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. She began her career being mentored by her beloved step father, Maurice Whited (deceased) at Whited Realty. She was co-owner, vice president and general manager of Saxton Real Estate, managed Coldwell Banker King Thompson (Grove City office), and most recently was promoted to general manager and broker of record for HER, Realtors® 1,250 plus agents. She has served as a past president of the Southwestern City School District Board of Education, the Grove City Chamber of Commerce, Grove City Visitors & Convention Bureau, and of the Ohio School Board Assn. Academy of Boardmanship. She’s a former Board member of USO of Central & Southern Ohio, a founding sponsor of Southwest Community Leadership and a founding member of the Grove City High School Alumni Assn., Grove City Advisory Board Business Grant Program, Employee Relocation Council, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service Committee. She’s also chaired Pickaway County's REALTORS® Care Day, as well as many other professional and civic organizations. Sherol received the Grove City Chamber of Commerce Service Award, 1992-1997; Southwestern City Schools Distinguished Service Award, RELO Award of Distinction, and HER Manager of the Year, 2014. Sherol is a member of the Grove City United Methodist Church. The most important part of Sherol’s life was her deep and unconditional love for her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband Jack L. Mulligan, Sr. of Charlotte, NC, sons Eric (Renee) Saxton, Robbert (Melissa) Saxton, Jack, Jr.(Michelle) Mulligan, daughter Abby (Randy) Clower, sister Trudy (Carl) Salyers, sisters-in-law Peggy (deceased) and Patsy, 10 grandchildren Samuel, Noah, Joshua, Jacob, Eric Maxwell, Eisley Sherol, Addison, Rardin, Tripp and Trent; nephews Scot, Michael (Melissa), Jason (Angelita); great nieces Elena, Christina, Caitlin, Mischa, Lily, Marlowe; great nephews Peyton and Alexander; special family Mary, Robyn, Joe, Nikki, Josh, Dave, Kim, Maggie, Nicholas, Ella, Peggy, Steve, Margie, Joyce, Mark, Samantha, Stacie and Sara. Sherol was also blessed with many loving friends and colleagues. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 2-4 and 6-8p at The Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St., Grove City, OH 43123, where funeral will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, 10:30a. In lieu of flowers, Sherol and her family would prefer memorial contributions made in her honor to The USO of Central & Southern Ohio, 4200 Hoover Rd. Grove City, OH 43123. Arrangements completed with The Spence-Miller Funeral Home, Grove City. Online guestbook at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com.
Wilda Jean Jurevic, age 84 of Westerville, passed away at Select Specialty Hospital on Oct. 12, 2016. She had been a successful REALTOR® since 1978 in the Columbus area. Jean always had time for others and lived a life of service. She volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader for over 15 years, CCL member for 60 years, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a 50+ year member at the Church of the Messiah in Westerville, Ohio. Jean was instrumental in launching fundraisers for missions and other charitable causes close to her heart. She tirelessly coordinated efforts to support local Easter Seals. Jean is survived by her husband Robert Jurevic; daughters Susan (Bruce) Stutsman and Patricia (Dr. Rick Roseff) Hyatt; grandchildren Elizabeth (Jared) Weaver, Jonathan (Shiela) Stutsman, Emily (Bryan) Pennington and Natalia Roseff; great grandchildren Kaela, Cullen, Liam, Levi, Benjamin and Luke Weaver, siblings Jimmy Cline and Joseph (Carol) Cline. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to The Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.
David Ross Patten, age 53, passed away due to complications after his third brain tumor surgery on Monday, Oct.10, 2016. David began his career as an assistant golf professional at Scioto Country Club, and transitioned into a career in commercial real estate sales, working for companies including Bellows & Associates, The Galbreath Company, Duke-Weeks and, most recently, Avison Young. In following a dream of owning his own business, he and a friend started and successfully operated the Las Vegas J.D. Byrider franchise in the early 2000s in the middle of his real estate career. David's greatest accomplishments, however, center around his love of and dedication to his family and God. He lived a full, adventurous life with sense of humor, sarcasm, enthusiasm, passion, transparency, grace and love. He impacted everyone he met with his willingness to take people as they are and offer encouragement and hope in Jesus. We love him dearly, miss him terribly, and know he is in Heaven now, cycling, golfing and debating liberty and freedom. David is survived by his wife, Tracie Patten; two daughters, Mia and Ava; father and stepmother, Ray and Carol Patten; sister and brother-in-law, David and Susan Newton and niece, Rachel Newton; aunt, Dee Hoffert; Kenny, Cindy and Nick Marvaso; Patty Patten-Tiffany and Patrick Tiffany; Pamela Thaxon; Sharon Pierce; Alan, AJ and Nick Neben; Scott and Cindy Neben and family; Dan and Sarah Neben and family; Debra Neben Rittgarn and family. Two options to honor David on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Viewing at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High St., Worthington Ohio, 2-4 p.m. Main Celebration Service at One Church, 817 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, Ohio, where doors will open at 6 p.m., followed by the service 7-8:30 p.m. Family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, to One Church www.one.church or the American Diabetes Association. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send messages of support to his family.
Richard A. Talbott, age 68, of Hilliard, passed away in the company of his family on an Alaskan cruise on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Richard departed doing one of the things he loved most, traveling. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in real estate, and was broker/owner of Talbott Real Estate, where he built a successful career developing off-campus housing for college students. He loved Ohio State and was a co-founder of Inn Town Homes and Apartments, in business now for over 47 years. Richard spent over 20 years serving on the University Area Commission and many other committees in the OSU area. He was a huge supporter and contributor to projects that promoted a better lifestyle for off-campus students. In addition to this, he developed various subdivisions in the central Ohio area with a focus on Grove City and Commercial Point. Richard had a zest for life, and will forever be remembered as a happy, generous person. He was well known for his storytelling and his hearty belly laughs that could be heard from across the room by those who knew him best. He had a vivacious sense of humor that was contagious, and could always be called upon for a good "lame" joke. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, successful businessman, mentor, and friend to so many. Richard is survived by his wife, Carol Talbott (31 years of marriage); his daughter, Leslie Sobnosky (Donny Sobnosky); his son, Ross Talbott; brother, Gene Talbott; nephew, W. Robert Talbott; niece, Jennifer Talbott; extended family, and many friends. Richard will be remembered at a private celebration surrounded by close family and friends. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting donations be made to Johns Hopkins Medicine at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/support.
Richard "Dick" Fagan, age 83, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. He was born in Columbus on July 27, 1933 to the late Henry and Mary Francis Fagan. He graduated from St. Charles and attended The Ohio State University. After serving our country in the U.S. Army, Dick became a well-known and respected real estate professional and business owner for over 50 years. Many of his accomplishments include serving as a Past President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, Past President of the Ohio Association of REALTORS®, Past President of the Hilltop Business Association and MC of many Hilltop Bean Dinners. He was an avid handball player winning city and state championships. Dick loved his grandchildren and was supportive of their many activities. Dick is preceded in death by his son, Marc and brother, Thomas. He is survived, by his loving wife of 62 years, Janice (Buckingham) Fagan; children, Theresa (David) Fagan Smith, Brian (Sandi) Fagan; grandchildren, Andrea (Mike) Messer, Zachary (Bridget) Fagan, Chad (Cheyenne) Smith, Kellee (Robbie) Thomas and Cory Smith; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Andrew, Tyler, Riley, Max, Kaylee, Keelee and Presley. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Tarek Chidiac and staff. Family will receive friends from 1-3pm and 5-8pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Newcomer Funeral Home S.W., 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123. In lieu of flowers donations in Dick's memory may be made to Tridia Hospice, 2215 Citygate Dr., Suite E., Columbus, OH 43219.
Michael A. Dehlendorf, age 81, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016, after successfully beating renal cell carcinoma five times since 1983. Mike was the first President of Ohio Equities under John W. Wolfe, until he formed Dehlendorf & Company in the mid-70's. He and his company were involved in the development of thousands of acres, which included three championship golf courses. His interest in golf resulted in founding memberships at both Wedgewood and Jefferson Golf and County clubs. He served as a Franklin County Jury Commissioner for more than 20 years, was a member of Bexley United Methodist Church and a past member of The Golf Club, The Columbus Country Club, and The Athletic Club. Mike is survived by his wife of 58 years, Constance Crabbe Dehlendorf; his three children, Laura E. Dehlendorf, Michael B. Dehlendorf (Luda), Matthew C. Dehlendorf (Traci); and four grandsons, Cole, Roth, Gabriel and Sasha; brothers, Robert O. (Joan) of Monterey, CA; David A. (Susie) of San Juan Island, WA; nephew, Scott Robert (Jackie) of Bozeman, MT; and former minister and good friend, Russ Clark. There will be a private interment. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St., Bexley, OH 43209. The family will receive friends at The Columbus Country Club immediately following the service. Mike requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Bexley United Methodist Church or Point Man Ministries (an organization dedicated to counseling Veterans suffering with PTSD), c/o Russ Clark, 3915 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43221. Arrangements by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 East State Street Columbus, Ohio 43215. To share a memory, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Joyce Y. Ronding, age 72, of Powell, Ohio. Went home to be with her mother Oshel Wilson, father Walter Martin and three brothers on Aug. 15, 2016, at Kobacker House. Joyce was a retired long-time REALTOR® in the Columbus area. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard A Ronding; son, Bryan E. Gissiner (Adriana); daughter, Laura Weyenberg (Tom); and seven grandchildren. Survived is also by sisters and brother, Lois Maulpin, Darlene Seeman, Dixie Dimos, Kay Foster, Darrell Martin; and her special cat, Sammy. Joyce loved to travel and see new places. She had many Facebook friends and colleagues that looked forward to her inspirational posts every day. She was always willing to listen to anybody with problems and lend her friendship. Per her wishes, there will be no showing, but a celebration of life party will be forthcoming. Special thanks for her team of doctors who worked tirelessly to rid her of her cancer. She fought so hard to continue, but in the end was in great pain. Many thanks to the great people at Hospice (Kobacker House). In her memory, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio.
Daniel D. Frye, age 75, of Columbus, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at his residence. Dan graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1958 and went to work for the Lazarus Company and then CV Perry, REALTORS®. He later founded D.D. Frye & Co. Dan served as a medic in the Air National Guard at Lockbourne Air Force Base; served on the German Village Historic Commission; and was a master craftsman when it came to restoring homes and building new area-appropriate homes in German Village and many other locations in and around Columbus, Ohio. He freely offered, in word and deed, respect for his fellow man and woman and most appreciated people who worked hard every day. He loved Ohio State football and most especially the "Best Damn Band in the Land." Dan loved visiting Hawaii and telling everyone that his trip each year was the prize for being selected "D.D. Frye salesman of the year." If you joined him on any evening at “The Top,” he would introduce you to the wait staff and bartenders and remind everyone that wherever he sat at the bar was designated as the "tip free zone." Dan also loved telling jokes; to give you fair warning, he would begin every one with "Did I tell you the one about the..." Dan's passing brings sadness, but he did what he wanted to do when he wanted to do it. He was a self-made American character who treasured his independence as well as the independence of others. His was a life of accomplishments separated by intervals of laughter. Dan is survived by many good friends and neighbors including his adopted family, Carol Farmer, Sam Randazzo, Dexter Randazzo, Catie Randazzo and Sam B. Randazzo; and his co-workers, Run, Ann, and Evelyn. A Hawaiian themed funeral service will be held Friday, July 15, 2016, 10a at the Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 East State St. Everyone is encouraged to wear Hawaiian clothes to the service. Interment Union Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, 115 S. Gift St., Columbus, OH 43215, in his memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Schoedinger.com.
Paul L. Buchanan, age 62, of Dublin, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his residence. Paul was a sales associate with Keller Williams Consultants and was an active member in the Dublin AM Rotary Club. He enjoyed boating on Indian Lake and was a movie aficionado. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kendall; daughter, Hilary "Monkey" Buchanan (Kyle); son, Clarke "Bud" (Kristen) Buchanan; Alex "A-Man" Kendall; mother, Rozann Robinson; grandchildren, Griffin Buchanan and Jenna Turney; along with several brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 14, 2016, 4-8p at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio 43065. A Funeral Liturgy Service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016, 11a at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 7149 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017 with Deacon Frank Iannerino officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dublin A.M. Rotary Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 671, Dublin, Ohio 43017. To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Jane Toth, age 75, of Reynoldsburg, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Mary Jane, "MJ" as she was known to everyone, started her career in real estate with A.C. Erica Realty and went on to work nearly 30 years in the business before retiring. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Lions Club International, and a life-long member of the Eastern Star. Mary Jane is survived by her son, Mike (Kelly) Toth; granddaughters, Lauren and Amanda Toth; sister, Barbara (Roger) Peacock; nephew, Scott; and niece, Lori. Friends may call Friday, July 15, 2016, 6-8 p.m. at the Pfeifer Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held on Saturday 11 a.m., with Pastor Jim Herr officiating. Burial in the Old Betzer Cemetery.
Albert James “Jim” Luebbe, age 79, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2016, at his home. Jim was a self-motivated businessman who at age 19, started working for his father Albert Luebbe, as a hearing aid specialist. In 1974, he began his real estate career where he flourished and within two years opened his own brokerage, Metro II Realty in Northeast Columbus. He had a gift for recognizing talent, (including his own family members) and mentored dozens of new agents who went on to become top producing REALTORS®. He was an inspiration to many, both in and outside of the real estate business. He loved baseball, the Cincinnati Reds, OSU football, old westerns, movie and sports trivia and John Wayne. Jim attended St. Charles Preparatory School, St Thomas Aquinas High School, and The Ohio State University. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Sally (Schwarzell) Luebbe for over 62 years; children Chris (Durk) Reese, Joe Luebbe, David (Kristy) Luebbe, Janet (Gary) Lacey; grandchildren, Lindsey (John) McCollor, Amber (Ryan) Moore, Dustin Reese, Britney, Mitchell and Stephanie Luebbe, and great-grandfather to Marlee and Korben McCollor and Nathan, Oliver and Gabriel Moore. He is also survived by brother, Jack Luebbe; sister, Dr. Mary Lou Luebbe-(Dave) Gearhart, and many, nieces and nephews. For his loyally to the Cincinnati Reds, (win or lose), in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reds Community Fund, dedicated to improving the lives of youth through baseball. Visitation will be held at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High Street, from 2-4p and 6-8p, Friday, July 8, 2016, and funeral service held there on Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Family would like to welcome guests for a celebration of Jim’s life at the Courtyards of Seldom Seen Clubhouse following the service.
Joseph E. Remlinger, age 50, a broker with Discovery Realty, was tragically murdered on Thursday, June 2, 2016, while trying to collect overdue rent from one of his tenants. Joe was raised in Clintonville, graduated from East High School, where he was a Scholar Athlete, and was a graduate of Kent State University. He played football, basketball, ran track and loved swimming, and swam on a swim team. Joe is survived by his wife Karen, and their four young children, Joshua, Abigail, Daniel and Samuel; parents, Paul Remlinger and Joan Spring; sister, Lisa (Phil) Meier and brothers, Tom (Danielle) Remlinger and Tim Remlinger; father and mother-in-law, Brian and Linda West; brother-in-law, Terry (Sarah) West; nieces and nephews, Alyssa and Megan Meier, Ben and Grace Remlinger, and Zoe, Billy and Robert West. Special thanks to close family and friends who are supporting us in practical ways, and above all, lifting us up in prayer constantly. There will be a Celebration of Joe’s Life at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville, Ohio on Friday, June 24, 2016. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2:00 p.m., and a shared meal following the service. In Joe’s memory, you are welcome to make a donation to Pregnancy Decision Health Center, PDHC, 665 East Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 120, Columbus, Ohio 43229; Created Equal, P.O. Box 360502, Columbus, Ohio 43236, and/or Compassion International, P.O. Box 65000, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962-9942, Compassion International.com. A memorial fund has also been set up on behalf of the Remlinger family at 5/3 Bank. Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave an online condolence for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society.
Rachel (Jackie) J. Ciboro, age 35, of Columbus and formerly of Northwood, died suddenly Friday, May 27, 2016 in Cumberland, MD. She had just recently received her real estate license and was an agent with RE/MAX Connection, REALTORS®. Rachel was a caring person who loved helping others. Her love for animals was immeasurable, she would have fostered every animal in need if she could have. Rachel was very active, from sports to music festivals, her interests kept her busy. She had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Rachel's greatest treasure was her daughter and she did all she could to be the best mother for her. Left to cherish Rachel's memory are her daughter, Ava E. Ciboro; parents, Lucinda (Timothy) Perkins and Christopher Ciboro; siblings, Crystal (Nick Domschot) Glambin, Kenneth Glambin II and Timothy Redieck-Ciboro, and an enormous family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St., Walbridge, OH from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, with the funeral to be held Friday, June 3, 2016 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Ava Ciboro Educational Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.witzlershankfh.com.
Richard L. Royer, age 77, of Upper Arlington, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at First Community Village. He began his real estate career with Kohr and Kohr in 1962, where he spent his entire business career with partners Tom and Ted Kohr. In the early 1970's, the company became Kohr and Royer, and in the early 1980's, partner Mike Griffith joined and the company became known as Kohr, Royer, Griffith Inc. (KRG), which is still in business today. Dick was both a MAI appraiser and REALTOR®, and held many offices and board positions on for-profit and non-profit boards through the years. He was a past President of the Columbus REALTORS®, The Ohio Association of REALTORS® and of the Columbus Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Appraisal Institute and a past president of the local chapter. Dick was also a long-time member of King Avenue United Methodist Church where he formerly served as head usher and a trustee. He loved classic cars and OSU sports. He always enjoyed lunching downtown at the Columbus Club where he was a member for many years. He was also a member of the Scioto Country Club. Dick loved the city of Columbus and Upper Arlington and felt truly blessed to be a part of life here in this city. He always lived by the saying "I have never met a stranger". Dick is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann; sons, John (Stacey) and David (Sara) of Upper Arlington; six grandchildren, Hannah, Libby, Sari, Riley, Alexis, and Luke; and sisters, Janet (Ernest) Svensson and Caroline (Harold) Ross. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, with Rev. Stan Ling officiating; Interment Union Cemetery. Family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215, or to the First Community Village Foundation, 1800 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43212, in his memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Schoedinger.com.
Charlotte (Spagnola) Gaughan, age 85 of Upper Arlington, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Charlotte retired from the State of Ohio with 25 years of service and continued to lead a successful real estate career and business with CeGee Realty until her passing. She was a devoted mother and dearly loved MomMom who will be missed every day. She is survived by three children, Lisa (Tom) Munson, Sheri (Jeff) Bedford, and Scott Gaughan; grandchildren, Heidi Bedford, Lindsay (Chris) Reel, Rothen (Lamarrue) Bedford, Scottie Munson, Andy Munson, and Meghan Munson; great grandson Aidan; sister, Peggy LeMay and her daughter, Charlotte's godchild, Rhonda Cantelli and her family; and several very dear and close friends of many, many years who are like family. Charlotte loved playing bridge, gardening, garage sales and Siesta Key. Everyone knew her greatest love was her children and grandchildren. She never missed a school, church or sporting event, she was their #1 fan and devoted supporter. She instilled in them the values of kindness, compassion, and the joy of life and love. She will live on in our hearts forever. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road., where family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
James Allen Walker, CCIM, age 53 of Mansfield, fell asleep in death Monday, May 9, 2016, at OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital. He found his niche in real estate; securing his CCIM designation, his broker’s license and his own real estate brokerage, James Walker Real Estate Co. James was known for his perseverance; always looking for a way to achieve whatever he put his mind or heart to. He loved helping people and if it involved technology or feeding people so much the better! Above all those accomplishments, James was most proud of his relationship with his God - Jehovah. He was baptized at 13 years of age as a member of the Mansfield South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He loved telling others about God’s Kingdom and how it would take care of everyone’s ills -- something he was really looking forward to personally. James is survived by his mother Janet and brothers Michael (Suzanne) and Peter Walker of Mansfield and a host of family and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 1 p.m., with the funeral following at 2 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1780 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, Ohio. Ken Kubasek will be officiating.
Brian Patrick Donahue, age 79, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Brian had a 52-year career in real estate and was a broker for many REALTORS® over the years, with Brian Donahue, REALTORS®, Better Homes and Gardens, Sherlock Homes Inc., REALTORS® and Shamrock Investments. He served in the Air National Guard and was called to active service in France for the Berlin Crisis in 1961. He was an avid Ohio State football fan and a member of the Ohio State University Presidents Club, has contributed to The Ohio State University Foundation, and was a member of Charity Newsies, Worthington Jaycees, Upper Arlington Civic Association, and the Scioto Country Club, where he loved playing golf. He also enjoyed challenging his grandchildren to a game of ping-pong. Brian is survived by his wife, Lee Bennett "Binnie"; and two children, Kerry (Laurie) Donahue and Colleen Donahue (William) Seitz; three stepchildren, Stephanie Nitschke McKeon (James), Wendy Nitschke Kunes (Jeffery) and Alison Nitschke. He has five grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Donahue, Shannon and W. Cody Seitz, Charlotte Kunes; and two brothers, Dennis and Terry Donahue. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, where family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016. Arrangements are being handled by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be given to The Brian P. Donahue Endowment Fund to be used by the College of Medicine in support of research in the areas of cystic fibrosis and chronic pulmonary diseases. Fund Number 601778. The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221 or https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/?fund=601778. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Anna Marie “Annie” Brown, age 65, of Pickerington, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2016, in Columbus after a hard fought battle with cancer. She worked as a REALTOR® in central Ohio for nearly 30 years and was an active member of her church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and granny. Even as she fought cancer courageously, a time when she needed prayers the most, she was busy offering them to others. Annie was a friend to all she knew and was the first to embrace those she did not know. Her love will forever draw us closer to God. Annie is survived by her husband of 23 years Steve Brown; daughters, Melissa (Jerry) Sorrells, Stephanie (David) Chrisman, Emily Grgich, Jenny (Brandon) Pugh, and son Judson (Haley) Brown; brothers, Larry (Maryanne), Jim (Ellie), Bill (Julie), Jerry (Ann), and Bob Davis; sisters Susie (Joe) Mohler and Mary (Rich) Navin; and grandchildren, Madison Snipes, Ida and Henli Chrisman, and Alex and Jamey Sorrells; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dearest friends. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Trinity Life Center, 6389 Blacklick-Eastern Road, Pickerington, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Trinity Life Center with Pastor Tim Burden officiating. Memorials may be given to Trinity Life Center or to the National Kidney Foundation in Annie’s memory. The family of Annie Brown wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of our family and friends for the prayers and the support system that we've had during this battle. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Anna Marie Brown please visit our www.SympathyStore.com.
Jessica Marie Hogg, age 48, of Powell, passed away peacefully Friday, April 1, 2016, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by family. She was a sales manager at Cutler Real Estate’s Dublin and Powell offices. She loved attending her sons' sports functions and enjoyed outdoor activities, landscaping and playing golf when able. She had a keen eye for interior decorating and was a decor genius and quite the "handywoman". Jessica is survived by her husband of 20 years, Chris; sons, Ian and Tanner; parents, John and Joan Danda; brother, Jon (Jen) Danda of Milan; sisters, Jennifer (Paul) Danda Ellis and Joelle Danda Peterson of Vermillion; nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Retta (Al) Hogg Woronchak; sister-in-law, Cheryl Hogg Ankiel. The family will receive friends at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 West William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., and on Friday April 8, 2016, 10 a.m.-Noon. Prayer services will follow at Noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jessica's memory may be made to assist with her sons' future college education; envelopes available at the funeral home. To share a fond memory of Jessica and for additional information in regards to contributions in her memory, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Nancy Douglas Sharp, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. Nancy was known for her high-energy and good-nature. She was always quick with a laugh and smile. In her youth, that energy sometimes surfaced as impish pranks on her friends and neighbors, but later fueled her success as businesswoman and entrepreneur. In 1971, after raising her two children, she begin a career of her own in real estate. As a REALTOR®, she enjoyed a great deal of success and, after having sold millions in property throughout Central Ohio, started her own real estate brokerage firm with more than 25 sales associates. Her success and love for the real estate business led her to the political and public policy side of the industry, becoming President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in 1990, the President of the Ohio Association of REALTORS® in 1997, and a Director of the National Association of REALTORS® in 1998. She was honored for her lifetime of commitment to the profession by being inducted into the REALTORS® PAC Hall of Fame for her work. But, according to Nancy, her greatest accomplishments came from the fact that she truly loved helping people purchase their homes and the knowledge that she had helped them and they were happy. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. Walter M. Sharp; her two children, Stephanie (John) Fraim and Douglas (Julie) Sharp; her five grandchildren, Stephen (Megan) Sharp, Andrew Ullman, Sarah Ullman, Daniel Sharp, and Ryan Sharp, and her yet-to-be-named great-grandson who is expected in May of this year. Friends may visit on Monday, April 4, at the New Albany Presbyterian Church, 5220 Johnstown Road, New Albany, 4-7 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Nancy to The Lettuce Work Foundation at www.lettucework.org. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Schoedinger Northeast. To leave online condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Christina Antonia Langston, age 87, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2016, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She worked as a REALTOR® for HER for over 30 years and was a long term member of St. Phillip the Apostle Church where she decorated and took care of the church for over 50 years. She is survived by daughter, Lisa DiNucci; granddaughter, Crestina DiNucci; grandson, Dante DiNucci; brother, Felix (Sally) Pedon; nephews, Mike, Dean (Irene), Tim (Amelia), Chris (Tammy), Ryan (Stephanie); niece, Amy (Reggie) Pedon Kremer; great nieces, Kacie (Jason) Pedon Nahvi and baby girl Kremer; great nephews, Stephen Pedon, Logan Pedon, Anders Pedon, Noah Pedon, Maddox Pedon, and Ryder Kremer. Family will receive friends Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St. Prayer service 7:45 p.m. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 1573 Elaine Rd. Father Leo Connolly, celebrant. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Phillip the Apostle Food Pantry. To view on-line video and sign the register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com
Darla (Debra) Lynn Luebbe, age 55, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, after a sudden heart attack. She was a long-time REALTOR® with Keller Williams Capital Partners and a member of Columbus REALTORS® Twenty-Five Million Dollar Sales Award Club. She was also an accomplished Sweet Adeline singer in the Scioto Valley Chorus, where she accomplished her dream of competing on the international stage with SVC chorus and her quartet "Joyful Noise." Who won't miss Darla's contagious laughter, quick wit and genuine compassion for others She was a charismatic force of nature, flashing flair and panache. She and Elaine were inseparable and had many adventures together. When you see a sparkle or sequin, that's Darla whispering how much you are loved. Darla is survived by her wife, Elaine Stewart; children, Hayden (Jessica) Storch, Joanie (Dave) Kraus; grandkids, Brandon and Ava Storch, Nathan Kirkpatrick and Jake Kraus; the Stewart family; Shawna, RJ, Kris, Shirley, Heather, Evie, Mark, David, Jobie, Bobie and hundreds of others who loved her deeply. A private inurnment will be held with family. To honor her spirit, a Celebration of Life party with songs and laughter will be planned to honor her memory. Please see the Darla Luebbe site on CaringBridge.org for details. Arrangements entrusted to O.R. Woodyard Co. Donations in her memory are requested to fund a Darla Luebbe Harmony Camp Scholarship for teens interested in learning barbershop singing. Send to: Darla Luebbe Scholarship, Harmony Camp P.O. Box 321, Delaware, OH 43015.
Barbara A. Stickel, age 74, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016, at her residence surrounded by family. Barb was a licensed REALTOR® and broker for over 40 years, co-founder/owner of Real Estate First (established in 1989), and a proud recipient of the Prestigious OAR President's Sales Club Award. She’s also a member of Columbus REALTORS® 25 Million Dollar Sales Award Club and was a past president of the West Area Real Estate Association. Barb is survived by her mother, Teresa Trinkle; significant other of 41 years, Don Leppert; daughter, Rhonda (Dennis) Fetherolf; son, Jeff Stickel; granddaughter, McKenzi (Joe) Messer; great-grandson, Markus; sisters, Patricia Tonti, Sally (Jere) Duffey, Terry (Denny) Hill; brothers, Bernie (Debbie) Trinkle, Mike (Cherie) Trinkle; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3730 Broadway, Grove City with Father Dan Millisor, Celebrant. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign Barb's online guest book or to leave a special memory or photo.
Jacqueline Florence Groom, age 55, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in her home surrounded by family. She was a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker King Thompson and a member of East Side Grace Brethren Church. Anyone who knew Jackie will always remember her outgoing spirit, contagious laugh, and unwavering faith. She is survived by her high-school sweetheart and husband of 32 years, Mark Groom; sons, Marc and Luke; daughter, Leiah; mother, Doris Satterfield; brothers, Gerald (Colleen) Satterfield and Terry (Amy) Satterfield. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High Street. Friends and family will meet for funeral services 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at East Side Grace Brethren Church, 7510 E. Broad Street, with Pastor Chip Heim officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by check to Mark Groom's Pelotonia c/o Maeder-Quint-Tiberi, 1068 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43206 and/or online to Faith Missions at https://donate.faithmissionofohio.org/. To view and sign the on-line register, please visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com.
Lew" E. Claggett, age 83, of Newark, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He owned and operated The Land Office -- a real estate and development company, was a strong promoter of Downtown Newark, and was involved with numerous originations, including the Building Industry Association (B.I.A.), Flint Festival, Strawberry's on the Square, Home and Garden Show, and the Board of REALTORS®. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, attended Ohio State University majoring in real estate, was an insurance agent before beginning a successful career in real estate. He was also a member of the Licking Valley Tractor Club and started Buckeye Motor Car with his friend Jim Peddicord. Lew is survived by his wife, Bonita Mae (Redman) Claggett; three sons, Mitchell Lewis Claggett, Steven Arthur (Patti) Claggett of Newark and Philip M. (Tracie) Claggett; five grandchildren, Logan, Alexa, Jace, Games Slayter and Spencer Anthony; two sisters, Mary Alice Abbott of Delaware and Martha Ann (Bob) Romine of Newark; a sister-in-law, Linda Claggett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark. His service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Chapel with Pastor Dave Mason. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Red Cross of Newark, 143 S. 30th Street, Newark, OH 43055 or a charity of your choice . Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Claggett family.
Ly Anne Brown, age 42, of Galena, Ohio, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. She was a former sales associate with Signature Real Estate and, in addition to real estate, she has had a very successful business career in several capacities, including as a paralegal and as a Franklin County Board of Revisions Clerk and Supervisor. Ly Anne was a member of Genoa Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Celebration Choir, and was previously a member at Worthington Christian Church. Ly Anne had a huge heart for the poor and less fortunate. She was active in church prison ministries, Bible Study Fellowship and twice went on mission trips to Mexico to build houses for the poor. Ly Anne is survived by her mother, Hang Jennings; her stepfather, Keith Jennings; husband, Rick Brown; sons, Christopher, Nathaniel, Joshua, Jason; and daughter, Arielle. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Rd., Westerville, OH 43082. Arrangements by the Tidd Family Funeral Home and Crematory of Hilliard, Ohio, www.tiddfuneralhome.com.
James F. Rook, age 88, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. He was a REALTOR® in Upper Arlington for many years, and an active member of First Community Church, where he served at various times as a deacon, an usher and a governing board member. He was also a Past-President of the Tri-Village Lions Club and Past-Board President of Central Community House. Jim is survived by his children, Barbara Snyder (Michael), Janice, and James; grandchildren, Adam (Julie), Benjamin and Elizabeth Snyder, Gabriel Rook and Grahm Clark; two great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sharon Kessler. The family wishes to express our deep gratitude to the wonderful caregivers at First Community Village Roxbury Cottages. His funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 10 a.m. in Burkhart Chapel, First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Rev. James Long, officiating. A private burial will be held at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Community House, 1150 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43205. Arrangements by Deyo-Davis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.deyodavis.com.
Mary Jean Jamison, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was a resident of Worthington and a successful real estate agent during her long career. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, to travel, play bridge and golf with her husband, George, and their many friends. She was a life-long Buckeye and could always be seen at home games in her favorite Buckeye Sweater. Mary Jean is survived by her four children, Leslie Jamison, Stacy (Lodico), Julie Jamison (Jones), and Robert; and four grandchildren, Phillip and Jeffrey Ballinger and Christine and Allison Lodico. Friends and family will gather on Thursday, January 21, at 3-4 p.m., with a Memorial Service beginning at 4 p.m. at Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.
Charles Hestel Borders, age 73, of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at his home. Charles retired from AEP and was a former RE/MAX REALTOR®, where he was a member of the Million Dollar Club. He was a 10-time Columbus Marathon and one-time Boston Marathon runner. Charles is survived by his son, Jeff (Teresa) Borders; grandchildren, Anna and Jake Borders; his son's mother, Mary Circelli; sisters, Sue (Gayle) Burns, Alice (Jerry) Morgan; brother, Mike Borders; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Friends who wish may donate to the Franklin County Dog Shelter, 4340 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229, in Charles' honor. Arrangements by Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home & Crematory, Canal Winchester. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com.
Philip Gurwin, age 83, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. He was broker/owner of Gurwin Appraisers, REALTORS® and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florence Gurwin; sons, Bruce (Nancy) Gurwin and David (Susan) Gurwin; grandchildren, Joseph (Jessica) Gurwin, Scott (Angela) Gurwin, Sarah (Josh) Kirschner, Daniel Gurwin, Gabriel Gurwin and Alyssa Gurwin; great granddaughters, Amelia Bean Gurwin and Adalynn Belle Gurwin. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main St. with Rabbi Michael Ungar and Rabbi Harold Berman officiating. Burial will follow at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Gurwin residence on Tuesday Thursday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbus Jewish Historical Society, Congregation Tifereth Israel or JCC of Columbus in his memory. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com.
Katherine "Kate" Smith Dunn, age 84, Dublin, passed away with family at her side on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Riverside Hospital after battling congestive heart failure. Kate was charismatic, pleasant, engaging and always had a smile. She was a confidant, a cheerleader, a best friend and a beauty queen. Kate graduated from North high school and married her high school sweetheart, Edward John Dunn. She then attended The Ohio State University and joined the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Later she attended the Theta Grand Convention, received Theta of the year and regularly attended the Upper Arlington Theta group. Later in her life, Kate sold real estate for King Thompson Holzer Wollam. Prior to this, she created sandcastings and sold them at craft shows. Kate is survived by her husband, Edward John Dunn; daughter, Ann Jennifer Dunn (Richard) Miller; and son, Eric Kammer (Kathleen) Dunn; grandchildren, Katherine Miller, Jon Miller, Anne Miller, Ethan Dunn, Eileen Dunn and Patrick Dunn. She was a role model to her younger siblings, Shirley Wagner and Patricia (Thomas) Jordan. Preceded in death by parents, brother Michael Smith and daughter Sarah Jane Dunn. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, December 27 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd. in Upper Arlington, where calling hours will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. A private graveside service will be held Monday at Union Cemetery.
Charles R. Johnson, Sr., age 93, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio. Charles was a WWII Veteran, serving in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater, and a graduate of The Ohio State University Business School. He had an extensive sales career and was a real estate broker. He also was a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Dublin Kiwanis Club, a member of University Lodge #631, F&AM, a 32nd Degree Mason-Valley of Columbus, and a member of Aladdin Temple Shrine. In addition, he was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church and the Top of the Hill Gang, the Goodwill Men's Club at Dublin Community Church and was part of the original Charter Commission of the City of Dublin. Charles is also survived by his wife, Martha Jean Shaffer;sons, Charles R. (Linda) Johnson Jr. and Jeffrey R. Johnson; daughter, Janet B. (Paige) McMahon; and grandchildren, Katherine B. McMahon, Connor J. McMahon and Christopher F. Johnson. Friends and Family may call from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio 43065, (614)-792-1471. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Rd. (at the corner of Olentangy River Road and Home Road), Delaware, Ohio 43015, with Rev. Dr. John Hart officiating. Private burial will be observed by the family at Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the Liberty Presbyterian Church in Charles' honor. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.
Philicia D. Pegram, age 56, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. She was a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Greater Columbus, a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, past president of the Columbus Realtist Association, and an active member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. Philicia was a foster parent with Franklin County Children Services, served as President of the P.T.F. with the Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy, and was a member of many other associations and held numerous offices on local, regional, and national boards. Philicia is survived by her mother, Ruby Pegram; significant other, Frederick Benton; daughter, Avean Pegram Benton; godchildren, Brandice Smith, Lloyd Hawthorne, Myisha Harrison, and Skylar Hayes; siblings, Lynna Qualls of Maryland and Mark Pegram; many nieces and nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives, and friends, including the Reeves, Hayes, Riley's, and Barnett families. Philicia’s Home Going Celebration will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Rd. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Interment Glen Rest Estates. Arrangements entrusted to Smoot Funeral Services, 614-444-1GOD (1463), 4019 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43227.
Robert E. "Bob" Doherty, age 87 of Columbus, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Bob was a former sales associate with Coldwell Banker King Thomson, and an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio for over 50 years. He was a former Reynoldsburg Councilman and Council President; a volunteer at Mt. Carmel Hospitals for over 14 years and at The Villas at St. Therese. and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 5253 and of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 2900. Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Winnie (Keane); daughter, Carolyn (Mike) Greenwood of Sun City Center, FL; son, Bob (Chris) Doherty of Plano, TX; and daughter-in-law, Pearl Doherty of Chapel Hill, NC. He is also survived by grandchildren, Diane McClaskey of Columbus, OH and Paul (Brittany) McClaskey of Westerville, OH, Nicole Doherty of Plano TX, and Ethan and Emmaline Doherty of Chapel Hill, NC; and great-grandchild, Brighton. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in spring 2016 at St. Pius X Parish in Reynoldsburg. A notice will be posted in This Week/Reynoldsburg News.
Peter C. Lawecki, age 38, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Peter owned and operated his own real estate appraisal company, Preferred Appraisal Network, Inc., and will always be remembered for being a selfless, hardworking, charming, gregarious and social person. Peter is survived by his mother and step-father, Grazyna "Grace" and Stephen Bushek of Worthington, Ohio; his cousin, Eva (Pascal) Schneider of Olten, Switzerland; step-brother, Joseph Daniel (Erin) Bushek of Grandview, Ohio; step-sisters, Margaret Ellen (Stephen) Callender and Emily Farrell (Ryan) Folsom, both of Clintonville, Ohio; and his many devoted friends. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio 43065. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 noon Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus, OH 43235, with The Reverend Mark Summers, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider a memorial contribution in Peter's name to: Catholic Social Services, 197 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
Melvin Otto Poeppelmeyer, Jr., 59, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. He was vice president and owner of Superior Homes Realty. He loved boating on Lake Erie, was the Captain of "Irie" and a member of the Marine City Yacht Club. He was also a member of United States Power Squadron and a member of PADI Open and Navigational Diver. Melvin enjoyed his special friends at The King of Clubs. Mel is survived by his wife, Donna Grove Poeppelmeyer; sister, Charlotte (Chuck) May; brother, Donald (Pat) Poeppelmeyer; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Adam) Rice, Jonathan May, Donielle (Mark) Semp, C. J. (Lauretta) Quelette, Derek (Louis Clayton) Quelette, Richard Cosgray, Jenny Cosgray, Stephanie Christie, Bobby Christie, Kati Rousculp; great-nieces and great-nephews, Lia Rice, Madalyn Rice, Sean Semp, Madison Semp, Hayden Semp, Ellie Quelette and Christopher Quelette, Jr.; and Charcoal, his constant companion and boating dog. His Funeral service is set for 12 noon, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, with Rev. Dr. G. Karl Gaston, officiating. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1198 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220 or Columbus Alzheimer's Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.RutherfordFuneralHome.com.
Lawrence "Larry" D. Schaffer, age 85, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. He was a 50-year member of Columbus REALTORS® and founder and owner of TownHomes Management, Inc. He was a member and officer of the Board of Trustees for Congregation Tifereth Israel, Wexner Heritage House, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Community Center, Columbus Jewish Foundation, Columbus Jewish Day School and Columbus Jewish Federation, (earning its "Outstanding Young Leader" award). Larry chaired the Committee on College Youth and Faculty for the National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and the Board of Directors of American Bancorporation, and was given the first ever JCC Shem Tov "Good Name" Award, which is now named in his honor. He was voted OSU Alumni of the Year in 2005, and was awarded the Ben Mandelkorn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbus Jewish Foundation. Larry is survived by his sister, Ruth (Burton) Schildhouse; nieces, Julie (Michael) Jacobson, Amy (Josh) Greenberg and Melissa (James) Welsh; grand nieces, Bess Greenberg, Lily Welsh; grand nephews, Daniel Zabludovsky, Jacob Greenberg and Max Welsh. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main Street with Rabbi Harold Berman officiating. Burial will follow at New Tifereth Israel cemetery. Shiva will be observed immediately following burial at the home of Amy and Josh Greenberg. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Wexner Heritage Village, Zusman Hospice or a charity of donor's choice. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com.
Yvonne J. Honeybrink, age 71, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. She was a REALTOR® with RE/MAX North, and a member of the Honeybrink-Zorio Team. Yvonne was a past member of FNCCC and past President of the Olentangy Highbluffs Association. She truly enjoyed spending time with family, especially grandchildren, and was always present at every sporting event, performance, or special occasion. In addition, Yvonne enjoyed traveling and spending time outdoors working in her yard. She will be greatly missed by her loving children, Heather (Michael) Zorio, Gregory Honebrink, and Angie (finance, Jeremy Bally) Honebrink; beloved grandchildren, Zoe Kimura and Anthony Zorio; and siblings, Tom (Glinda) and Mike (Maryellen) Hedrick, Marian (Jeff) Hughes, and Cathy Ruter; and many other extended family members and dear friends. An open house for Yvonne will be held, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High Street, Worthington. A celebration of life service will be held there at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, with Celebrant Andrew Hoover officiating. Memorial contributions in Yvonne's memory may be made to Zoe's college fund, care of Schoedinger Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Larry E. Haack, age 78, of the Clintonville/Beechwold area, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Kobacker House.. Larry was a sales associate with HER, Realtors® and, prior to real estate career, had a successful 30-year teaching career in Columbus City Schools. In 1980, he received the Freedom Foundation Award. Larry enjoyed visiting and spending time with his family and friends, working in his gardens, and traveling. He was a 50 year member of Indianola Presbyterian Church, having sung in the choir, and served as a Deacon. Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia "Ginger"; his son, Andy (Julie) Haack; his daughter, Christy (Steve) Ricca; grandchildren Jeannie Ricca, Caroline Ricca, Cheryl Ricca and David Haack; and many other extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m., at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service and following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Indianola Presbyterian Music Patrons, Fund, 1970 Waldeck Ave,, Columbus, Ohio 43201, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Joan Diane Cebull passed away quickly on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, after a very sudden illness. She was an agent with Keller Williams Capital Partners and an avid supporter of animal rescues, especially Clumber Spaniels, of which she had three of her own. Joan was also an Ombudsman through the Ohio Dept. of Aging; striving to improve the care of the elderly. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Paul; son, Chris Baun of Sandusky and Scott Cebull of Norwalk; daughter, Amie (Rob) Hudson of Columbus; three grandchildren, five brothers and sisters, stepmother, Betty Mohn; sister-in-law, Connie Roesch; a host of other family members and friends; and five beloved pups, Banker, Bailey, Boomer, Brooklyn and Brandy.
LTJG Anthony Joseph Saprano, USNR, age 73, of Gahanna, Ohio, "Jeep" to family and close friends, passed away at Hospice of Dayton surrounded by family on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, due to congestive heart failure. Tony attended the Naval Officer's Cadet School where he became an Ensign Lieutenant Junior Grade. He saw active duty in Vietnam; and was stationed on the U.S.S. Essex CV-9. Tony was a well-known REALTOR® ending his career with the RE/MAX Group. He enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Tony is survived by his younger brother, Reverend Father Samuel R. Saprano of Shadyside, OH; his younger sister Tinera Saprano Keough (Mike) of Dayton, OH and family, Leslie Keough Moschini (Tony), Anthony Michael Keough (Julie), and Regina Tinera Keough; his great nephew, Vincenzo Moschini; and great niece, Carmen Olivia Franz Keough; and numerous other family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 104 W 1st St., Mansfield, OH, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, 11 a.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial at Mansfield Catholic Cemetery will follow. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org or Mansfield St. Peter's School. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family.
Anastasia (Ann) Fotopoulos,age 61, passed away on Saturday Aug. 1, 2015, under the loving care of the staff at the James Cancer Hospital. Ann was a sales associate with Keller Williams Capital Partners and, for the past 35+ years, made her mark in the real estate community in the Dublin and surrounding area. She considered her colleagues at Keller Williams as family and her numerous clients as friends. Ann is survived by her son, John Lamb (Carrie Drouillard), whom she loved more than anything in this world. She loved being a soccer mom and cheering her son along the sidelines whether on the field or life in general. Ann will continue to live on in the heart and smile of her beloved son and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. The family would like to thank the staff at the James whom cared for Ann throughout her 2 ½ year battle with cancer. Visitation will be Wed. Aug. 5, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m., at O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home, 2990 Bethel Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Funeral service will be Thursday Aug. 6, 2015, 11:30 a.m., at Greek Annunciation Cathedral. Interment will be at Dublin Cemetery.
Kimberly Trask Poderys, 48, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was a real estate agent HER, Realtors® and a team member of the Woo Team in Westerville. She was also a member of the Westerville Area Realty Association. Kim will be remembered as a very devoted and caring person. Her philosophy was “Do not judge, accept everyone for who there are.” She is survived by her husband Andy and children Sophia and Joshua. On July 25, a special ceremony was held for Kim at Franklin Park Conservatory. In Kim’s memory, contributions can be made to the following charities: The V Foundation for Cancer Research http://www.jimmyv.org/index.php; The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org; Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children www.casaforchildren.org; or your local bank.
John Edward Hrabcak, age 78, passed away on July 8, 2015, surrounded by his five children. John began his career at The Kroger Company in Pittsburgh, eventually relocating to Westerville/Columbus, and later founded Group One Realty, a commercial real estate brokerage, where his sons Greg and Scott later joined him until he retired. He and his wife, Audrey, loved the communities of LivMoor East End, Westerville, and The Kroger Company, where they made lifelong friends and colleagues whom the family thanks for their love and support. John was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westerville, Ohio and St. Thomas More of Sarasota, Florida. He enjoyed golfing with his sons and friends, and some of his best days were spent at The York Golf Club in Worthington, Ohio and Misty Creek Golf Club in Sarasota, Florida. John is survived by his daughter, Donna; sons, Greg, Scott, Mark and Mike; daughter-in-laws, Donna, Lisa, Mallory and Heidi; and his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Laine, Jared, Rachel, Adam, Christopher, Katelyn and Alexis.The Hrabcak family thanks all of those who have provided their love and support in the loss of both Hrabcak parents, including the staff and residents of The Village of Westerville and Heartland Hospice. Friends may call Wednesday 3-5 p.m. at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High Street, Worthington, where a memorial service will begin at 5:30 p.m. A celebration of life for remembrance, food and sharing will be held at J. Liu Restaurant in Worthington, directly after the service. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences to the family.
David R. Nevil
Kenneth L. "Ken" Ingold, 91, of Hilliard, passed from this life peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Ken served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, he served in the U.S. Air Force retiring after 20 years of service. After his retirement from the military, Ken became a successful REALTOR® in the Columbus area and was an active member of the Fishinger-Kenny Roads Church of Christ. Besides his church family, he had many caring neighbors and friends. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ingold; brother-in-law, Riley Dougan; and many nieces and nephews. Ken will be remembered as a genuine, humble gentleman. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 N. High Street, Worthington, Ohio. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Minister Gene Carrell officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery with military honors being observed. To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
Joan Elaine Smith,age 59, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, after a fifteen month battle with cancer. Joan was an associate with Country Club Realty and an accomplished REALTOR® for over thirty years in the Westerville area. She loved interacting with people and brought out the best in those around her. Her love of life, her family and her competitive spirit will always be remembered by those who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Bill; father, Vern; stepmother, Dee; daughters, Bridget, Nicole and Casie; and step-sons, Bill and Todd. A private celebration for family members will take place in Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being held by Moreland Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at www.morelandfuneralhome.com.
Victor Chris Casasanta, Jr., passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015. He and with his wife Sandy founded Victor Casasanta Realty in Grove City, Ohio which is still family owned and operated. He was a pioneer of the foreclosure industry in Central Ohio. He served as a Sgt. in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam where he was a Helicopter Crew Chief. He earned the Air Medal with two silver stars and three gold stars, RVN Campaign Medal, Combat Crew Insignia with three stars, Vietnamese Service Medal with two stars, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, the Grove City Elks, and the Grove City Moose Lodge, and was a parishioner at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer; he enjoyed bowling, fishing, going to the casino, and spending time at his second home in Punta Gorda, Florida. Vic loved putting on his fedora and driving his 350Z convertible. Most of all he cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and the rest of his family. Vic was kind hearted and dedicated. He was a beloved, husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandy Casasanta; children, Amy (John) Morrisey and Victor Patrick (Kellie) Casasanta; six grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Contributions in Vic's memory may be made to theWounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.
Geardine “Gert” Schaffner, 76, of Pataskala, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving children. She practiced real estate in the Pataskala area for over 30 years and was a member of Hosanna Lutheran Church. She loved gardening, decorating, fishing the Big O in Okeechobee, FL, and spending time with her family and friends. Gert is survived by her four children, Timothy (Cindy) Ellsworth of Pataskala, OH, Pamela Ellsworth of Raleigh, NC, Kimberly Ellsworth Estepp (Merle) of Pataskala, OH and Christopher Ellsworth of Pataskala, OH; step-sisters, Sis Kirkman and Carol Blake; step-brother, Alfred Blake all of Elkton, KY; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; extended family, cousins and many special friends. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the "Angels" of Hospice of Central Ohio. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, OH, 43062. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Brett Russo officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In Gert’s memory, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH, 43055. An online memorial is also available at www.kauberfraley.com.
, age 68, of Evansville, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Deaconess VNA Plus Charlier Hospice Center.He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as the Sargent of Security Police in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was the first REALTOR® for RE/MAX in Westerville and, most recent, an associate with American Dream Realty. David loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, playing cards and Ohio State Buckeye football. He is survived his children, Dustin (Laurie) and DJ (Courtney) Nevil, both of Evansville; two daughters, Nichole Gabler, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Nannette Klecher, of Santa Fe, Calif.; a sister, Debbie (Dave) Shrieves, of West Virginia; grandchildren, Lily and Tyler, and niece, Sierra. He will especially be missed by friend and business partner Jodi Moore as well as life long friends and associates in the real estate community in the Westerville area. Graveside funeral services was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Locust Hill Cemetery, where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com
Douglas T. Huffman
, age 80, of Walnut Creek, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon. He was the retired broker/owner of Doug Huffman & Co. He attended Berlin Mennonite Church and was a member of Lake View Community Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Currence whom he married May 25, 2002; his children, Teri (Gary) Mompher of Delaware, OH, Ted (Mary) Huffman of Granada Hill, CA, Larry (Betty) Holbert of Bossier City, LA, Brad Holbert of Columbus, OH and Greg (Julie) Kyser of Cincinnati, OH; his sister, Carol Sue (Dean) Focke of Dublin, OH; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, 5 p.m. at Berlin Mennonite Church with Pastor Myron Weaver officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek.
Elaine L. Smiertka
, age 88, of Upper Arlington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Crown Pointe Care Center. She retired in 1991 from RE/MAX and had been in real estate for 25 years. Elaine enjoyed playing bridge with her special group of friends, singing, dancing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ransom A. Ryan, Columbus; son, Kevin Smiertka, Loveland OH; grandchildren, Scott and Andrew Smiertka; step-grandchildren, Kellie, Keegan Ryan and Kaitlyn Ryan Flynn; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road. Private inurnment at a later date. In her memory, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
John F. Burton
, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Upper Arlington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. He was a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Consultants; a former Upper Arlington police officer; former producer/director with WLWC-TV Columbus; past member of Tri-Village Lions Club; and a past president of Union County Shrine Club. He currently served as a member of Triangle Lodge No. 748 F&AM, Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM, Scottish Rite-Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine; Royal Arch Masons Community Chapter No. 227 Upper Arlington; the Legion of Honor of Aladdin Temple; and was a veteran (US Army military police division in Austria during Korean Conflict); and member of the VFW and of the American Legion. John is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cordelia "Corky" Shupe Burton; children, Kellie Burton of Worthington and Michael (Connie) Burton of Marysville; step-children, Carol (Richard) Adams of Cincinnati and David (Deanna) Jackson of Upper Arlington; eight grandchildren; and many other relatives and good friends. Calling hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, with Masonic service following; Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, at Marysville First United Methodist Church, Sixth and Court streets; Interment Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors; memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Union County Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com
Marvin Lee Hill
, 68, passed away after a battle with cancer on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, grew up in Kettering and lived most of his life in the Columbus area of Ohio. He graduated from Fairmont High School in Kettering, attended Michigan State University, transferred to The Ohio State University, graduating with a B.A. Degree. He was a well-respected REALTOR® (Marvin Hill & Associates), and a residential home builder (Marhill Builders, Inc.) in the Muirfield area. Marv was known by most as a golfer, but loved many hobbies including, tennis, snow skiing, boating, and dancing, excelling in each. He is survived by his brother, Mel (Sherry); five step children; and a number of grandkids and cousins. A memorial service celebrating Marv's life will be held on Jan. 31, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at New Hope Church, 4739 W. Powell Road, Powell, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, we would ask you consider a donation to an athletic scholarship fund currently being established by Marv's friends in his name, to give a student athlete at Fairmont High School an opportunity to attend college. Specific information will be available shortly. Anyone interested in contributing to the scholarship fund should contact Marv's brother, Mel Hill, at (559) 430-7314. Arrangements have been entrusted to Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or condolences.
Frank Truitt, age 89, crossed to glory Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Frank Truitt was a broker and a former sales associate with Coldwell Banker King Thompson. He served in World War II, in the 282nd Combat Engineers Battalion of Patton's Army, where he was in three major battles -- The Battle of the Bulge, The Battle of the Rhine, and The Battle of the Ardennes Forest. He has also been an assistance coach of The Ohio State University (OSU) basketball team, and a coach for the Kent State basketball and golf teams. He is a member of the Ohio Veterans, Ohio High School Basketball, and Otterbein University Athletics Halls of Fames. He taught at OSU, Louisiana State University, Kent State University, and at Ohio Wesleyan. Frank is survived by his beloved wife Kay; two of their four daughters, Nancy (Larry) Truitt Blosser and Jean (John) Ervasti; nine grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Phyllis Truitt; by his sister, Fran Truitt and a host of nieces and nephews. Frank's life will be celebrated in a private family service. Messages of remembrance or condolence may be entered at www.schoedinger.com or may be sent to 2357 Southway Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Frank Truitt's remains will be buried in a private ceremony at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Arrangements entrusted to Schoedinger Northwest Chapel.
Janice L. Gardner
Thomas S. Kondas, age 76, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at St. Ann's Hospital. He was the broker of Thomas S. Kondas, Inc., and a land developer and home builder for many years throughout Westerville, Dublin and Safety Harbor, Florida. He also built homes in Boardman, Ohio before moving to Columbus. Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharlene; children, Bob, Jeff, Lisa (Greg), Scott (Sarah); and brother, Dick (Lorrie) of Powell; and seven grandchildren. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Moreland Funeral Home, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, where condolences can be expressed to the family Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held that evening at 7:15 p.m. by Deacon Carl Jerzyk.
Philip Sprague Krieger, age 86, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Country View of Sunbury Nursing Home. He was a retired sales associate with Coldwell Banker King Thompson, a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he played football for Ohio State on the 150 lb. and under team, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi. Phil is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anetta Krieger; sister, Sheron Keller; sister-in-law, Joanne Krieger; daughters, Lynne Krieger; Missy (Louie) George; grand-daughters, Emily and Claire George; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends after the memorial service at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Riverside Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio where the Rev. David Griebner will officiate. Friends who wish may make contributions to Alzheimers Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. She was the broker of Janice Gardner’s Point Realty in Washington Court House, Ohio at the time of her passing. She is survived by her husband David. The funeral service will be held at Grace Community Church on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., with Pastor Jay Lucas officiating. Burial to follow at the Washington Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to The James Cancer Hospital for Research, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
age 72, of Westerville entered into God’s Kingdom after a long struggle with cancer on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. David was a sales associate with HER, Realtors® and had been an active volunteer for many years with the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Columbus Literacy Council, and German Village Kiwanis. For many years he was an Adjunct Professor of Business, Marketing and Real Estate at Bliss College, Ohio Dominican University, and Columbus State Community College. Has also served as a Deacon at Crestview Presbyterian Church, and more recently at Liberty Presbyterian Church where he has been a member for many years. David is survived by his wife of 42 years Linda; daughters Rebecca, New York City, NY, Jennifer (Brian), Boston, MA, Julie, Upper Arlington, OH, Amy (Jim), Rochester NY and Cynthia (Aric), Westerville, OH; 4 grandchildren; and brother Merlyn. Also many dearly loved friends too numerous to name and family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Rd., Delaware, OH 43015, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Omission of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Salvation Army.
Jon Edward Raymond,
75, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He was a sales associate with Pinkerton Real Estate and owner of Village Coffee Company in Granville. Jon attended OSU and served in the Ohio National Guard, worked in the computer field most of his adult life and started his own company, Raymond Professional Management, in 1989 in Atlanta, GA. He was listed in Who's Who Executive Club Registry in 1994 and, in 1996, received the award for Atlanta's Fastest Growing Business. He provided the data security plans for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Jon was an avid OSU Buckeye fan, and he loved bluegrass music, especially the Frosty Morning Bluegrass Band. He was a faithful believer in Jesus Christ and taught Bible classes, organized evangelism forums, mentored younger Christian men and took several mission trips at home and abroad. He worshipped at Vineyard Grace Fellowship in Newark. Jon is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Ann (Fry) Raymond; sons, Barry (Julie) Raymond of Westerville, OH and Bret (Johnna) Raymond of Rogers, AR; daughter, Brigette (Chad) Short of Newark, OH; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a brother, David (Clarice) Raymond of South Vienna, OH, brothers-in-law, Dale (Melinda) Scott, Heath, Oh; Jon (Kelly) Fry, Ashville, OH, Patrick Fry, New York; sisters-in-law, Tanya Fry, Columbus, OH, Peggy (Dan) Bennett, Fredericktown, OH, several nieces and nephews and many cousins. A celebration of life will be held for Jon, at Noon on Wednesday, Oct.22, 2014, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, OH with Pastor John Schouten officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-Noon on Wednesday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sarcoidosis Research Institute, 3475 Central Ave., Memphis, TN, 38111 or Heartbeats of Licking County, 336 E. Main St., Newark, OH 43055.
Pamela J. (Hagans) Foulk,
age 70, of Westerville died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was a sales associate with Wendell C. Davidson, REALTOR®, a 1961 graduate of Linden McKinley High School, and she attended The Ohio State University. Pam was a member of Kenley Players; president and a founding member (1974) of Mid-Ohio Owner Handlers Association, A.K.C.; delegate for Columbus Doberman Pinschers Club of Ohio; and the immediate past president of Delaware Kennel Club, member C.O.K.C. Pam is survived by her daughter Michelle, her loving dog Vinnie, Cat, and a host of friends. Memorial services will be held Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, 8:00 p.m., at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085, where friends may call from 6:00 p.m. till time of service on Wednesday. Contributions may be made to Hand Me Down Dobes-Doberman Rescue in Ohio, PO Box 12325, Columbus, OH 43212.
William "Bill" E. Lieb, Sr.,
PhD, age 73, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was a sales associate with Carleton Realty and a blues music and horse racing enthusiast. Many fond and funny family memories of fishing, boating and swimming are based on (and in) his beloved Lake Erie. Dr. Lieb is survived by his three children, Bill Lieb Jr., Deborah (Lieb) Webb, Melissa (Lieb) Sullivan; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" (Lieb) Schuster, Roberta (Lieb) Faulkner; six grandchildren and four nephews. Private gatherings are being held in Columbus and Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 18-20, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ohio Make a Wish foundation would be greatly appreciated, http://oki.wish.org/
Pamela J. (Hagans) Foulk,
age 70, of Westerville died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was a sales associate with Wendell C. Davidson, REALTOR®, a 1961 graduate of Linden McKinley High School, and she attended The Ohio State University. Pam was a member of Kenley Players; president and a founding member (1974) of Mid-Ohio Owner Handlers Association, A.K.C.; delegate for Columbus Doberman Pinschers Club of Ohio; and the immediate past president of Delaware Kennel Club, member C.O.K.C. Pam is survived by her daughter Michelle, her loving dog Vinnie, Cat, and a host of friends. Memorial services will be held Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, 8:00 p.m., at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085, where friends may call from 6:00 p.m. till time of service on Wednesday. Contributions may be made to Hand Me Down Dobes-Doberman Rescue in Ohio, PO Box 12325, Columbus, OH 43212.
John "Douglas" Welch
, age 70, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was an associate with RE/MAX Premier Choice and a well-respected REALTOR® for just shy of 50 years. He was a mentor to many REALTORS, including his son, who worked alongside him. He was an avid golfer and lover of nature, and was a proud member of the Upper Arlington Rotary. He also loved playing cards with family and close friends. Doug is survived and deeply mourned by his wife of 44 years, Betty (Harrison) Welch; son, Lance (Cassie); daughter, Kristen; brother, Craig (Mary); brother-in-law, Milo (Karen); six nieces and nephews, as well as three amazing grandchildren, Sierra, Kayla and Hunter. Family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road., Columbus, Ohio, where the funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ohio Cancer Research Associates, 50 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, and Life Care Alliance, 1699 W. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43223. To share memories or condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com
Robert "Bob" Neal
, age 72, of Upper Arlington passed away Friday, Aug. 8,
2014, after a long illness. He was a graduate of Upper Arlington High School
and The Ohio State University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta
Fraternity. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard, worked for the Multicon
Company, and later formed the Robert A. Neal Associates in Upper Arlington. Bob
had a passion for boating, and always spent his summer weekends at Lake Erie,
with his main destination point as Put in Bay Island. Bob also enjoyed going to
Florida in the winter months. He was widely known as the man who took all of
his equipment (toys) with him wherever he went. He had a great sense of humor
and a wide circle of friends. He entertained his guests with such diversions as
a wide array of fireworks, and his infamous potato cannon. Bob is survived by
his son, Robert Jr. of Upper Arlington; and his brother, Tom Neal of Boulder
City, Nevada. A celebration of life is planned for late September. Arrangements
entrusted to Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. To leave memories or condolences, visit
Deborah (Debbie) Louise Cushman
, age 63, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2. During her 27-year career as a REALTOR®, she served as the WRIST MLS director from 2004–2012, was president of the Springfield Board of REALTORS® (SBOR), in 2011, and was a SBOR Lifetime Achievement award winner. Debbie was a member of Columbus REALTORS®, Springfield Board of REALTORS®, Dayton area Board of REALTORS® and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed gardening, cooking with fresh herbs from her garden and the local farmers markets. She and her husband, Bob, were avid bird watchers. Their yard was certified as a wildlife habitat. She had a butterfly garden and numerous bird feeders. She enjoyed playing board games and cards with her family and friends. Debbie leaves behind her husband of nearly 30 years, Robert Kozmar; her mother, Dorothy Ehrenberg; her siblings, Linda (Erik Greiffenhagen) Cushman of Springfield, Hubie (Deana) Cushman of Coshocton, Dick (Jennifer) Cushman and Doug Cushman, both of Dublin, Ohio, Janet (Mike) Rettos of West Lafayette, Ohio and step-sister Gretchen Millen of Coshocton; a host of nieces and nephews and her beloved cats. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Debbie’s name to the Animal Welfare League, PETA or the Humane Society. A celebration of her life will be held from 3–6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Jackson, Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center in Springfield, with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to her family at www.jacksonlytle.com
Christopher William Powell
, age 84, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 10, 2014. After a long and productive career in retail/business management, Chris partially retired and joined Commercial One Realty where he worked until his death. He was on the board of trustees of Green Lawn Cemetery, and enjoyed tennis, travel with friends and the New York Times crossword puzzle challenge. Christopher is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia Anne; children, Deborah (Sean) O'Donnell, Leslie (Greg) Martin and Dianne Howard; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. There will be a private family graveside service and burial at Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Chris' memory go to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055 (www.hospiceofcentralohio.org
), Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley, OH 43209 (www.columbusschoolforgirls.org
) or Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave., Columbus, OH 43223. Arrangements by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel. To share a condolence or memory visit www.schoedinger.com
Beverly Jean Pelton (Manos),
age72, of Dublin, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at First Community Village. She retired from HER Realtors® after 20 years, was a graduate of The Ohio State University, and a 50 year member of Kappa Alpha Theta, where she served as President of the House Corporation. She was also a founding member of the Dublin City Schools PTO, served as Deer Run Elementary's first PTO President, and was co-founder and initial director of the latchkey childcare program in Dublin schools. Joan is survived by her husband of 50 years, John; daughters and son-in-laws, Laurie and Mick Coon, Julie and Darrell Fletcher, and Stacie Pelton; grandsons, Thomas and Michael Coon and J.D. and Will Fletcher; and many cousins, family and friends. She was an active long time member of Indian Run United Methodist Church, 6305 Brand Rd., Dublin, OH 43016, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St. (Powell Rd./St. Rt. 750/1/4 mile east of Sawmill Pkwy) Powell, OH 43065. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
Joseph Michael Hart, Jr.,
age 77, longtime resident of Worthington, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. He was a sales associate with RE/MAX Premier Choice, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1964. His love of the Marine Corps, and his advocacy for members of all branches of the United States Armed forces was a defining characteristic of his life. The only two-time Worthington Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall, Joe was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 239 and served as Post Commander from 1996 – 1997. He was also an active and generous member of the community, dedicating his time to numerous charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. He also served as president and a member of the Worthington Board of Education. Joe is survived by his wife Judy, Brother Bob, sons Mike, Sean and Bob and six loving grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 10 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014. Family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014, with American Legion Service at 8:30 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085. Burial Flint Cemetery with military honors presented by the Leasure-Blackston American Legion and U.S. Marine Corps.
Henry F. Coridan
, age 88, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. He was a retired commercial real estate broker with Coridan and Associates. Henry was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy; a member of St. Andrew Parish for 49 years; and a Board member of the Friends of the Josephinum for over 15 years. He was active in the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®, where he held many leadership positions on the national, state and local levels; and, in 2013, received a lifetime achievement award from the Columbus Commercial, Industrial and Investment REALTORS®. He was also a long time member of Brookside Golf and Country Club, The Athletic Club of Columbus and the The Columbus Maennerchor. Henry is survived by his wife, Marjorie Brink Coridan; brother, Gilbert (Lynda) Coridan; children, Cathi (Ned) Hogan, John, Jim (Robin) and Beth (Mark) Traetow; seven grandchildren, Jay, Robert, Adam, Jessica, Mark Jr., Jennifer and Alexandra; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Church 1899 McCoy Rd. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. In Henry’s memory, contributions may be made to the Friends of the Josephinum, 7625 N High St, Columbus, OH 43235.
, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. She was a longtime resident of Bexley and a real estate sales associate with Knolls Realty and RE/MAX East, REALTORS®. She was also a past President of B'nai Brith. Betty is survived by her son, Ronald (Marilyn) Clowson; daughters, Wendy (Jerry) Feinstein and Tammy (Herbert) Breymaier; grandchildren, Laura (Brian) Packert, Melissa Clowson (fiance, Ben Stansbery), Cary (Lovisa) Romanoff, Douglas (Melissa) Wohlstein, Lindsee (Hiawatha) Street, Jessie Breymaier, Herbert R. Breymaier; and great grandchildren, Isaiah and Tatum Street and Alex Wohlstein; daughter-in-law, Rita Gottesman; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime and loyal friend, Michael Shackett. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 East Main Street with Rabbi Avi Goldstein and Cantor Jeffrey Siegel officiating. Burial will follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at Cong. Beth Jacob, 1223 College Avenue, Columbus, on Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m. and on Monday at the home of Tammy and Herbert Breymaier from 6-9 p.m. with Minyan at 6:55 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Bexley High School Ricky Clowson and Kneeland Costello Memorial Fund c/o Columbus Foundation, 1234 East Broad Street, Columbus 43205 in her memory. Condolences may be noted at www.epsteinmemorial.com
Arthur Lowe, III,
age 73, an native of Washington DC, longtime Ohio resident, Air Force Vietnam veteran and a sales associate with RE/MAX North, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.Art loved to solve problems and tackle adventures with warmth, tenacity, humor and affection. He was most recently involved with the Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow Board and the Marion community through the OSU Go Buck$ program to provide educational pathways to first-generation college students. He enjoyed water, travel, a good biography, a feisty debate, the company of friends and family, and a good meal of fresh seafood. Art is survived by his wife Ann (Gowdy) Lowe; daughters Allyson Lowe (Garth Gibson) of Pittsburgh and Marian Lowe (Leslie Fine) of Columbus; brother Roger (Kay) Lowe of Oklahoma, Terry Lowe of Arizona, Eugene Wilke of Maryland, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E, Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302, where a celebration of life ceremony will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial, with military honors, will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, 11200 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio In lieu of flowers, donations should be directed to the Go Buck$ fund at OSU Marion c/o David Claborn, 1465 Mt, Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302. Condolences may be noted at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Jeanne S. Shuford
, age 73, died unexpectedly in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, due to a brain aneurysm. She was a former sales associate with Solutions for Real Estate and an active member of the Korean United Methodist Church, the Korean Association of Columbus, Asian Commerce Association, the Korean Language School, and she spent her life helping everyone in need. Jeanne is survived by her loving husband, Robert "Bob" Shuford; sons, Denny Walls and Derek (Julie) Walls; grandchildren, Anthony, Luke, Madison, Conner, and Lauren; brothers, Kim Young Nam of Korea and Kim Young Chan of Los Angeles; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1-3 and 5-8 p.m., at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio 43065, with a Korean Service from 7:00-7:30 p.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Korean United Methodist Church, 5899 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43231. Interment will follow at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Worthington with lunch to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Korean United Methodist Church. Condolences may be noted at www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
Carolyn Elizabeth Nakonechny-Mundziak
, age 44, of Pataskala, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Carolyn was employed with Esquire Title Services and worked as a REALTOR® with Exit Today Realty. She leaves behind her loving husband, Ronald A. Mundziak; children, Anthony, Alex, April and Aaron Mundziak; parents, Irene Bosart, Nick (Dee) Nakonechny; sister, Shelly (Tom) Bingham; brother, Brian (Laura) Nakonechny; half-sisters, Stephanie (Scott) Verbracken, Lauren (Chad) Moder; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m., at the Pfeifer Funeral Home, Reynoldsburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at the St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1051 S. Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg, with Msgr. David Funk officiating. Her committal service will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn's memory to the American Heart Association. Condolences available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com
Michael L. Smith,
age 52, of Gahanna, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mike began his real estate career in the new home sales, where he had worked at The Homewood Corporation, M/I Homes and Dominion Homes. Mike mentored numerous colleagues and won countless top sales awards along the way, including the BIA Rookie of the Year in 1991, and the 2005 Keller Williams Rookie of the Year. In 2006, Mike co-founded Obvious Choice Realty with his business partner and friend, Darin Watkins, and, in 2011, the company merged with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Always full of life, energy and humor, Mike radiated confidence (though some joked a little too much at times), but his passion for life, his work and his family was never in doubt. He enjoyed golfing, Texas Hold 'em and watching sports. Mike is survived by his wife, Nikki Smith and their four daughters, Madison, Mackenize, Mallory and Megan; his first wife, Candice (Alan) Webber, and their children, Michael (Mandy) Smith, Amy Smith; grandchildren, Torrance, Allison and Cooper; aunt, Nancy Smith; special cousin, Russ (Nicole) Smith; sisters, Melissa Smith and Michelle Aldrich; and many other special friends, co-workers and extended family. Mike will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 East Livingston Ave., where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 4. A private family interment will be held in Dayton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Mike's passion for and pride in his daughters' education may contribute to The Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna Oh 43230. Online condolences can be made at www.evansfuneralhome.net
Teresa Lynn Courter
, age 56, of Ostrander, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014, surrounded by family. Tere was a sales associate with Columbus Realty Professionals, and an active member of Dublin Baptist Church where she was an ESL teacher for many years and active in Women's Ministries. Tere is survived by her husband of nearly 36 years, Bryon M. Courter; her children, Lindsey Nichole (Dyke) Habegger of Phoenixville, PA and Donald Bryon Courter of Columbus; her grandchildren, Asher, Isaiah, Adah, Ezra and Jude Habegger and Gabrielle Courter; her parents, Don R. and Pat Young of Powell; her brothers, Tim (Cindy) Young of Sunbury, OH and Todd (Mavis) Young of Ostrander and their families; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Courter of Logan, OH; the extended Courter Family and many friends. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, with Pastor Darrel Gabbard officiating at Dublin Baptist Church, 7195 Coffman Road, Dublin, OH 43017, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider a memorial contribution to Tere's favorite cause: The Teresa Courter Vacation Bible School Memorial Fund, c/o Dublin Baptist Church, 7195 Coffman Road, Dublin, OH 43017. The Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065. (614)-792-1471 assisted the Courter Family. To send condolences, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
Robert E. "Bob" Maibach, Jr.,
age68, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. He was a sales associate with Key Properties, REALTORS®. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, worked as a Healthcare Analyst for Molina Health Care and for Huntington National Bank in Columbus. He was a member of Johnstown Presbyterian Church; the Masonic Lodge and Rotary Club in Logan. He loved the Buckeyes and for 6 years served as a Portal Chief at all of the home O.S.U. football games. Bob is survived by his wife Micki; his mother, Velma Jean Miller of Westfield Center; daughter, Emily (Greg) Morris of Blacklick; son, Jeff (Heather) Maibach of Cardington; step daughter, Angela (Phil) Holmberg of Amelia; step son, Robert Mason of Hebron; nine grandchildren, and a hosts of other family members and friends. Services are set for Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, 10699 Steiner Rd., Rittman, Ohio. Friends may call Tuesday, March 25, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Auble-Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Drive, Rittman, Ohio, and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church, 10699 Steiner Road, Rittman, Ohio 44270 or to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Online condolences can be made at www.gillmanfuneralhome.com
James Richard Fisher
, age 78, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Jim recently retired from Keller Williams Greater Columbus where he had many friendships and was involved in many charity events. He moved to Columbus in 1960 to help his uncle form C-PAC Services, Inc., which was one of the largest shippers in Columbus for many years, and, in 1968, was named president of the company. Jim was involved in the I-670 Business Corridor and spent many weekends cleaning up the streets and highways around Columbus. He was also an original board member for the North Columbus sports which started in the 70's. Jim had a passion for walking that turned into marathons and eventually his proudest achievement, carrying the Olympic torch in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Jim will be remembered by all for his flair for life, his work ethics, and his fun loving personality that was one of a kind. Jim is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sister, Peggy Fogarty of Atlanta; brother, Tom Fisher (Linda) of Columbus; sons, Bob (Vicky) and Jimmy (Becky) Fisher of Columbus; grandchildren, Amy King (Sharmarl) of Delaware, Bobby (Joni), James and Xander Fisher of Columbus; and four great grandchildren that he loved dearly. Calling hours will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 1:53-6:07 p.m. at Weir-Arend-Funeral Home, 4221 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214. To sign the official online condolence book, visit www.weirarendfuneral.com
Charles M. Kent,
age 72, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was a sales associate for many years with Art Lee Realty, and an appraiser for more than 35 years. Prior to his real estate career, he was an employee with The Ohio State University. Charles also served as a full-time minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses and devoted his life to helping others learn the Bible. He considered it a privilege to serve the congregation as an Elder and always looked for opportunities to encourage others, especially young people, to join him in the ministry. He loved laughter, music, sports and, especially his many friends. Charles is survived by three sons, Charles, Jr., Angelo and Mitchell; his sister, Barbara White; several grandchildren, including Angelo Jr., whom he has a special relationship, and a host of other family and friends.
Barbara "Jean" Lanier Saunders
, 80, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and formerly of Moultrie, died Dec. 22, 2013, at her home. She had a successful career as a REALTOR® in the Columbus, Ohio area for more than 45 years, were she worked at J. Elmer Reed, REALTORS®, HER, REALTORS®, RE/MAX and Coldwell Banker King Thompson and established many firm friendships with clients and colleagues alike. Jean was a top producer and member of Columbus REALTORS® Million Dollar Sales Award Club. She also was a member of Lifestream and several other organizations. Jean had a deep compassion for people and animals, and enjoyed the humming birds which flocked to her garden. She loved the cultural arts, traveling, reading, her family and particularly her grandchildren. She was progressive, outspoken, witty, kind and a loyal friend. Jean is survived by her children, Connie Peterson and husband Robert and Christi Graber and husband Marvin; her grandchildren, Rachel and Ben; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Jack Lanier and wife Mary Lou, and her many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at the Unity East Church, 170 East Columbus Street, Pickerington. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to Pets without Parents Columbus (petswithoutparents.net), 629 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or Young Survival Coalition (youngsurvival.org), 1773 King Avenue, Apt. B., Columbus, Ohio 43212. Arrangements handled by the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home and Crematory, Pickerington. Online condolences may be made at www.spencefuneralhome.com
Jack M. Hulls
, age 86, of Upper Arlington, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Jack was the owner of Hulls Realty, where he worked as a real estate broker for more than 50 years. He was also a 28 1/2 year retiree from the City of Columbus Division of Fire where he served as Battalion Chief 5 Unit. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a 50+ year member of the F & AM Masons, 32nd degree, Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple Shrine. In addition, he was a life member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #11 where he attained the highest degree of the Moose fraternity, that of Pilgrim Degree of Honor. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Stella; sons, Ed (Bev) and Jack (Diane); daughters, Melanie (John) Tichenor, Becky and Debbie; step-son, James Shelton, Jr.; step-daughter, September Shelton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Charles; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 with Pastor Larry Baker officiating at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday. A Masonic service will begin at 5 p.m. and a Moose service at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aladdin Shrine Hospitals, 3850 Steltzer Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43219 or to Mooseheart Child City & School, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, Illinois 60539. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com
Gary J. Nash,
age 73, passed away Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Gary joined the Army where he received a National Award as the Best Marksman in the Army. After the Army, Gary pursued Real Estate, building the successful business, Nash-Wilson Associates with his business partner and friend Ken Wilson, MAI. Gary was passionate about Real Estate, and worked to change the federal appraisal laws related to licensing of new appraisers. He was certified and approved to teach over 52 different appraisal courses throughout the country during his career. He taught as Finance and Real Estate Professor at Ohio State for many years. Gary is survived by his three girls, Stacy (George), Sheri (Jeff), and Maureen; his grandchildren, Erika, Ashley, Elizabeth, June, Lisa, Grace, Reagan, Eli & Grant; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Parker; brother, Tim (Deborah) and sister Barb (John); brother-in-law, Jim Bustin, sisters-in-law, Judy Bustin and Kathleen Gallen; nieces and nephews Colleen Johnson, Marley Moorman, Neil Nash, Tim Nash, Jeremiah Bustin, Hannah Turner and Eden Bustin; Devoted home health aide and family friends, Michelle Myers (Charlene). Friends may call Tuesday, November 19, from 2-4 and 6-7:30 p.m. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Road where friends are welcome to share their memories beginning at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road. Burial with military honors to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests that any donations may be made in Gary's name at www.HDSAcentralohio.org.
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, age 85, of Dublin, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Kobacker House. She was a member of the Jerome United Methodist Church and a real estate agent with King Thompson, REALTORS. Regina and her husband, Don, were avid football fans of the Buckeyes and attended most of the games. They loved to travel and visited many countries in their lifetime. Regina is survived by her loving husband of 51 years Donald Beatty; sons, Keith (Sally) Rogers, Kenneth (Carol) Rogers; daughters, Pamela (George) Milli and Sandra (Jim) Elswick; sister, Leatrice (John) Kurtz 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Streed, Powell, Ohio 43065. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Jerome United Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215, alz.org, Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214, or Jerome United Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, OH 43064, www.jeromechurch.org
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, 55, of Powell, Ohio, passed Wednesday, Oct.16, 2013 in Sandusky, Ohio. Dwacka was a sales associate with RE/MAX Connection, REALTORS®. She completed a Master's Degree in Divinity from The Methodist Theological School and spent her professional career in the fields of ministry and real estate. Dwacka is survived by her husband Dan; children Jamil, Ishan (Amanda) and Amira; two grandsons, Kiran and Rowan; brothers, Dave, Serge and Chris; and sisters, Rani, Susan and Asha. Family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy Street (Powell Rd. St. Rt. 750/1/4 mile east of Sawmill Pkwy.), Powell, Ohio 43065, for a Pooja service at 3 p.m., which will be followed by a 5-8 p.m. visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 11 a.m. at St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017, with Rev. Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks and Rev. Monsignor Paul Enke as Con-celebrants. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Heifer International Foundation -- heifer.org. To send an online condolence and sign the guestbook, please visit rutherfordfuneralhomes.com. "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you back home again.”
Jolene (Jo, MaJo) Lancaster Plunkett
, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.9, 2013. Jolene Jock was an avid athlete who played tennis until her knees wouldn't let her and skied until her doctor told her to give it up. Jo's world traveling adventures started with a summer trip to Europe after graduating from college. She joined these two passions by visiting the Olympic Games throughout the world. Jo taught Home Economics for five years before becoming a successful local real estate broker, reaching the Ten Million Dollar Club. She was an amateur photographer and documented her life, friends, and experiences in volumes of photo albums, which included mementos and hand-written notes. Jo is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Jim; children, Stephanie (Darin Dykstra) and David (Kim Swensen); four grandsons, Colin, Rain, Jacob and Finn; her mother, Elizabeth (Mama Liz) Lancaster; and sisters, Reeva, Marleen, and Peggy. MaJo was loved and will be remembered for her dedication to her family, her loud laugh and for living life to its fullest. "Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!" A life celebration will be held at a favorite German Village neighborhood spot, Frank Fetch Park (Dixon and East Beck) on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the German Village Society (588 S. 3rd, Columbus, OH 43215). Online condolences may be made at www.deyodavis.com
Pat "The Chief" McGreevy
, age 65, of Upper Arlington, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. He worked as a former Lobbyist, a real estate investor and was a former associate with Epler Realty Company. There were a couple of trademarks that Pat claimed everyone around town knew him by... His white 82' Buick Riviera convertible that he drove around Columbus for over 20 years and his gray mustache that he had for 35 years. Pat was active in the Indian Guides and Princesses. He loved the Buckeyes, Columbus Clippers, politics, reading a book in the front yard, traveling, bike rides and hiking. But most of all, Pat cherished the time spent with family, especially his granddaughter Annie. From heaven he will be looking over and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 34 years, Connie McGreevy; children, Jessica, Ryan and Maggie McGreevy; granddaughter, Annie McGreevy; siblings, Jim McGreevy, Jean McGreevy, Marianne (Mike) Haught, Cathy (Patrick) Eisnaugle and Julie (Colin) Campbell; sister-in-law, Betsy Loeb; brother-in-law, Charles (Maryanne) Loeb; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Visiting Hours where family will receive friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd. Mr. Jason Barger will be officiating. Reception following the service to celebrate Pat's life. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com
Paul Neil Benedict
, age 74, of Columbus and formerly of Marietta, Ohio passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He worked many years as a REALTOR® in Marietta and Columbus at Saxton Real Estate. Paul was a member of the Good Shepherd Community Church, where he served as an usher and on the Administrative Board for many years. He also enjoyed racing on his dirt bike, gardening, doing yard work, and was an avid fan of the OSU Sports. Paul is survived by Joanne (Fox) White Benedict his loving wife of 14 years; daughters, Katherine Benedict, Belpre, Ohio, Kimberly (Ross) Warren of Dayton, Ohio and Kelly (Wesley) Jester, Vincent, Ohio; and step-son, Timothy White of Clintonville; brother, Nelson Benedict; and sister, Leona Slatzer; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Calling hours will be held at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 4-8 p.m., and on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 210 Obetz Road, Columbus, Ohio, 10-11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Community Church or Sarcoma Cancer, c/o Arthur G. James Cancer Center. Online condolences may be made to www.schoedinger.com
Geraldine "Geri" H. Van Lent, age 82, peacefully passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Geri's vibrant career in real estate spanned 44 years, where she specialized in relocation and worked with many companies including Donahue Reality, HER, REALTORS® and Prudential Metrix, REALTORS®. She also held titles that include President of Relocation Services, Vice President of Relocation Services and Relocation Director. Geri was a devoted and giving wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. She is survived by her husband, George; children, George Van Lent III, Karen (John) Yark and Susan (Stan) Moyer; grandchildren, Jay, Jennifer (Matthieu) Beaudoin, Kimberly, Michael, Meagan and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Austin and Evelyn; and nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015, where she was a member. In her memory, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, Faith Mission or to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. A loving cremation will follow her services. To extend condolences and send special memories to her family. Please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Carolyn Posey Althoff,
age 91, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, surrounded by her loving children. She was a long time civic servant, a founding member of the Women's Board of the Central Ohio Kidney Foundation, Notre Dame Women's Alumni Association, and a 42 year member of the Columbus REALTORS®/HER, REALTOR®, and member of the Catholic Social Services Renaissance League. She was also a devoted, proud mother, a loving grandmother and great grandmother, and a compassionate friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Carolyn is survived by her seven devoted children, Robert B. (Valerie Phillips), Greg T. (JoAnn Masi), Martha Owen (Jim), Mary Jo Heft, Jeanne Wickham (Randy Dodson), Julie Brooks (Keith) and Carol Rankin (Michael); grandchildren, Seth Althoff (Andrea), Summer Drew (Tristan), Marissa Martin (Jeff), Brian Althoff, Kerry Nafzger, Kimberly Miller (Jeff), Amy Brewer (Ben), Julie Putt (Dan), Ross Owen (Amanda) Griffith Heft, Michael Rankin, Molly Fulton (Travis) and Matthew Rankin; and many great grandchildren. Friends received on Thursday, Sept. 5, 4-8 p.m. at The Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave., 43209. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ the King/St.Vincent de Paul, 2777 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43209. To sign online register and view video, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com.
Ruth Ann Peitzke
, age 90, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Columbus, OH. Ruth Ann was the retired broker of Peitzke Real Estate and a member of Columbus REALTORS® for 28 years. She also did some accounting work and managed her sister Carolyn's Beauty Salon which is still in business today. She was a member of North Broadway United Methodist Church, where she sang in the Church choir, and served as a devoted usher for a number of years. She was also an accomplished pianist, a devoted follower of The Brass Band of Columbus, an avid bowler and, in the last few years, served as treasurer of The O.S.U. Bowling League. Ruth Ann is survived by her sister, Margaret J. Ramsey; daughter, Jayne Peitzke (Craig) Canaday; devoted cousins, Joanne Lausch and Norma Patton Demorest; and close family friends and neighbors, Max and Jane Rhoades and Mike and Cathy Kapp and their family. Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Weir-Arend Funeral Home, 4221 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214,and 1/2 hour prior to the 11 a.m. service on Saturday, August 31 at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214. To sign the official online register book and to send flowers, visit. www.weirarendfuneral.com
Edgar James "Jim" Owen
, age 88, of Upper Arlington passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Jim was a graduate of North High school, he volunteered and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic and assistant chaplain, and received four bronze stars. He returned to Columbus and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in bacteriology in 1950. Following college, Jim married the love of his life, Phyllis Allen on Sept. 6, 1952, and the two of them began their family and 59 years of marriage. A successful, but more importantly, well-respected REALTOR®, Jim started his own real estate brokerage in 1956, Jim Owen & Co., Inc., REALTORS®, and was elected President of both the Columbus REALTORS® (1972) and the Ohio Association of REALTORS® (1976). He enjoyed cars, dogs, gardening, travel, and boating at both Lake Erie and Conneaut Lake in Pennsylvania, where he spent his summers while growing up as a child and after marriage as an adult. Jim is survived by his loving children, James D. (Sue Ann) Owen and Jennifer L. Owen; grandchildren, David Nathan (Kate Brush) Owen and Bonnie Sarah (Benjamin) Zeff; brothers, Richard Stuart Owen and William VanBrocklin (Eileen) Owen, Jr.; beloved nieces and nephews; and dear friends. Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at First Alliance Church, 3750 West Henderson Road, Rev. Douglas Peterson officiating. To sign the official online register book and send flowers, visit www.weirarendfuneral.com
Forman, REALTORS®, entered the gates of heaven July 30, 2013 joining his beloved wife Betty, who preceded Ted in death on the very same day three years earlier. In 1952, Ted and Betty founded Forman Construction and Forman REALTORS® in 1962. He held his real estate license for 50 years, and served several leadership roles in the New Albany Savings and Loan, Sunbury Lions Club and the Delaware Board of REALTORS®. He also served on the Big Walnut School Board and the Sunbury Town Council. He and Betty were huge supporters of all the youth of Sunbury and serving their community was always a large part of their life. Ted is survived by his four children, Mike (Jody) Forman, Brent (Laura) Forman, Mary Jo (Ken) Forman Miller and LuAnn Forman; six grandchildren; 13 loving great grandchildren; and his twin brother, Ned Forman (Barb) of Sunbury, Ohio. Ted and his family are eternally grateful to Kathryn Graumlich and the entire staff who cared for him. His family will greet friends from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, in Sunbury. Service celebrating his life will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St. Sunbury, Ohio. All are welcome to attend. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park. A luncheon will be served immediately following at the church. In honor of Ted's commitment to making children's dreams come true, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Dr., Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Melvin Kent, Oakes,
age76, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at a local hospital of natural causes. He was a former sales associate with RE/MAX Affiliates, Inc. He was a member of Columbus REALTORS® from 1976 to 2010. At the time of his death, Melvin was residing in Boise Idaho.Melvin Kent, 76, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at a local hospital of natural causes. He was a former sales associate with RE/MAX Affiliates, Inc. He was a member of Columbus REALTORS® from 1976 to 2010. At the time of his death, Melvin was residing in Boise Idaho.
Daniel R. Lane,
age 84, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Westminster Thurber. He was a former President of Clintonville Federal (Eagle) Savings & Loan and a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker King Thompson. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member and elder at Overbrook Presbyterian Church; a past President of the North Columbus Civitan Club and the Worthington Shrine Club; and a member of the New England Lodge No. 4, F&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; and Aladdin Temple Shrine. Daniel is survived by sisters, Marilyn Foglio and Nancy Moon; nieces, Sue (Dan) Berg, and Leslie (Jeremy) Strong, Lynda Squire; nephews, Todd Moon and Jeff (Sue) Moon; and friend, Sally Weber. Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. To leave a condolence message, visit www.southwickfuneral.com
William “Bill” C. Saxton
, age 64 of Columbus, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his residence. He was the broker of Guaranteed Realty Services and a member of Love Zion Baptist Church. Bill is survived by loving wife, Judy Saxton; sons, Richard Saxton, Craig Mitchell and Rashaad Harmon; daughters, Rahsana Saxton-Yattara, Alycia Bange; sisters, Javonda (Lucas) Curtis and Christine (Robert) Tate; 10 grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tom Durbin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, GARY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 867 S. James Rd. Family will receive friends 9 a.m. until time of service. Friends may also visit 7-9 p.m. Friday June 21, 2013 at Gary Memorial Chapel. Burial Eastlawn Cemetery. Friends may sign condolences at www.garymemorialchapel.com
Ernest Garfield Fritsche
, age 96 of Westerville, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a nationally recognized builder and developer who pioneered affordable single family housing in central Ohio with the "sweat-equity" option as a credit toward a down payment. He also led numerous philanthropic campaigns including United Appeals, YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and was a longtime patron of the arts where he led development efforts for Independent Players and the Columbus Symphony. He was a strong supporter of higher education and served on the Board and head of development for Otterbein University. Ernie was a golfer who loved playing the courses at Columbus Country Club (CCC) and Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. He led the construction efforts at CCC for the PGA in 1964 and shot his personal best of 78 in 1972. Ernie exuded a strong work ethic and dedication to family. He was a devoted husband, father and "Superpal" grandfather to his six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Neva, and children, Nevalyn Nevil, Roberta (Paul) Pavlov and Bill Fritsche. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Ernie's home caregivers and Grace Hospice who provided maximal service and comfort. A "celebration of his life" event will be held near his Aug. 5 birthday at Otterbein's Fritsche Theater, details TBA. Memorial donations may be made to Ernie's favorite charities: The Salvation Army, United Way, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Faith Mission.
Laurence "Larry" Felsenthal
, age 71, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. He was an associate with LGR Realty. He began his career as a CPA at Wyle, McVay and Wickline, and retired after 30 years from Schottenstein Investment Corporation. Larry was a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel, Jewish War Veterans (past commander), Schottenstein Chabad, ROMEOs, and volunteer with VITA and the VA Hospital. He was a loyal and giving person who loved his family and the community in which he lived. Enjoyed fishing, the movies, and always had a joke and a smile. Larry will be greatly missed. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Harriet; daughters, Debbie (Douglas) Stein, Amy (Marc) Lewis, and Lisa (Andrew) Welch; brother, Norman (Helen) Felsenthal; grandchildren, Miriam and Tamar Stein, Zachary and Claire Lewis, Jacob and Allison Welch, nieces, nephews and many beloved friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26th at THE EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St. with Rabbi Harold Berman officiating. Burial will follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Felsenthal Residence. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Congregation Tifereth Israel or YMCA Camp Willson. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com
, age 82, of Upper Arlington, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. JoAnn was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and Mt. Carmel School of Nursing. Following her nursing career, JoAnn entered real estate in the late 60s, retiring as manager of HER, REALTORS® Arlington office. She also volunteered at Kobacker House for over 20 years, and was a longtime member of St. Mary's and St. Andrew Catholic churches. JoAnn is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Phil; children, James (Patricia) Hall, Michael (Beth) Hall, Susan (Lorn) Mullenix, Melissa (Joe) Storer, Matthew (Annemarie) Hall; sister, Nancy Roberts; nine grandchildren; and extended family and friends. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road, Columbus, OH 43220. Father Michael Watson, Celebrant. Special thanks are extended on behalf of JoAnn's family for the loving care and support of HomeReach Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions in JoAnn's memory may be made to Kobacker House, C/O HomeReach Hospice, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 or to The JoAnn and Philip Hall Scholarship Fund through Mt. Carmel Foundation, mountcarmelfoundation.org. Please visit www.schoedinger.com
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Jeremy Alan Isbestor
, age 26, of Columbus, passed away Feb. 2, 2013. He was employed with Verizon Wireless and iHome REALTORS®. Jeremy is survived by his father, Gary A. Isbestor; mother, Diana (Rob) Chamberlin Isbestor Evans; sister, Stephanie Isbestor; brother-in-law, Jeremy Martin; aunts, Donna Chamberlin and Kay (John) Harrington; many loving relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday. Interment Sunset Cemetery.
Harry C. Miller, age 91, of Westminster-Thurber Community, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, as a paratrooper, received the Bronze Star for Valor in spring 1945 in Germany, and served in the Berlin Occupation Force. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University on the GI Bill after the war. He also was a Coldwell Banker King Thompson sales agent and sold real estate in west Columbus for 25 years. Harry is survived by his son, Lawrence Miller (Eloise) of Granville, OH; daughter, Diane Johnson (Michael Bouldin) of Coralville, IA: son, Philip Miller (Margarite Marquez) of Mars, PA; son, Frederick Miller (Christine) of Newbury Park, CA; step-son, David Hartsook (Nancy) of Columbus, OH; step-daughter, Susan Rollings (friend, Ellen Lebson) of Columbus, OH; and step-daughter, Sally Wade (Jerry) of Columbus, OH.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Harry’s memorial service is set for Saturday, March 30 at Westminster-Thurber Community, 3 p.m. Memorial contributions in honor of Harry can be made to Westminster-Thurber Community, 717 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215; Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2900 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43204 or to the YMCA's Camp Wilson, 2732 County Rd. 11, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Juana "Jane" H. Steele, age 53, Columbus, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Jane was an active sales associate with Keller Williams Greater Columbus. born in Houston, TX on February 12, 1959, to Benino and Rosie (Garcia) Rosales and is survived by her parents; husband of 25 years, William R. Steele; children, Jason (Tamara) Maile, Elizabeth (Josh Willis) Steele, Matthew Steele; sisters, Christina (Ron) Stoffle and Ruthie Brown; brothers, Jose Rosales and John (Vicki Kramer) Rosales; aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Her memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan.19, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Ministries, 2295 South High Street, Columbus, OH. Messages of condolence may be left at NewcomerColumbus.com.
Judith Alexander Schultz, age 71, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, following a long struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Judy was a former sales associate with RE/MAX Affiliates. She graduated with a degree in English education from The Ohio State University in 1963 where she was involved in student government and the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. After a brief time as a teacher, Judy pursued a highly successful career as a REALTOR®, well known for her diligence and professionalism. Judy was an avid Buckeye and enjoyed attending events at The Columbus Academy where her husband taught for many years. Judy loved nothing more than spending time at the beach and was particularly fond of entertaining family and friends at her summer home on Cedar Point. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Louis A. Schultz; daughter, Carrie Meacham (Chris); grandchildren, Benjamin and Anne; sisters-in-law, Susan Schultz and Neill Ann Hancock (John); and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. (at Beecher Rd), Gahanna. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 313 North State Street, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy's name to St. Paul's organ fund. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory or send a condolence.
Pearl Raymond Shrum, Jr. (better known as 'Jon'), 84, of Salem, Virginia, formerly of Grove City, Ohio, and Hendersonville, North Carolina, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Pearl R. Shrum Jr. proudly served his country in the Korean War as a SSGT in the U.S. Air Force. He later began working as a self-employed real estate broker in Grove City, Ohio and was a member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. He was also a member of the Grove City Masonic Lodge and of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fletcher, North Carolina. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Delores A. Shrum, their son Thomas G. Shrum and his wife Dr. Mary Hamill of Willton, CT. and daughter Rebecca Hartman and her husband David of Roanoke, VA; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Theodore "Ted" Lewis Lenker, 86, of Dublin, Ohio passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was founder and President/CEO of the Muirfield Village Company until he retired in 2006. Ted served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater on the USS Bancroft through the end of WWII. After leaving the service, he completed his degree at Gettysburg College where he won many wrestling championships, including the Middle Atlantics in 1947. In 1974, Jack Nicklaus hired him to be part of the development team for Muirfield Village in Dublin and, for 32 years, Ted developed, promoted, and sold Muirfield Village. Ted was a member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Muirfield Village Golf Club, the Athletic Club of Columbus, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a past Trustee of The Country Club at Muirfield Village and past President and Trustee of the Muirfield Association, Inc. Ted is survived are his wife of 59 years, Mildred (Wagner) Lenker; and son, Stephen C. Lenker and his wife Kelli; six grandchildren, Amanda of Santa Monica, California, David, Craigen, Stephen II, Briton, and Kelle, all of Dublin, Ohio; sister, Emily (Lenker) Long of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; sisters in-law, Nancy Lenker and Rachael Lenker; and countless nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.3, 2013 at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Rd., Columbus, 43220. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ted’s memory to Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry, 1460 S. Champion Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43206 Attn. David Drumn.
Jo-Ann C. Franklin Jackson went home to rest Dec. 19, 2012. She was a sales associate with Vision Realty,where despite many health issues, continued her work as a REALTOR® and debt counselor. She was a DCSC retiree and a member and faithful attendee of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Jo-Ann is survived by her children, John (Glynis) Jackson, Jr., Jennifer Jackson and Jacqueline Jackson of Columbus OH; grandchildren, Nicholas Jackson, Madison Mason and Kristiauna (Jason) Trelay; brothers, Ralph (Loretta) L. Franklin, Sr., Richard L. Franklin, L. Benjamin Franklin; sisters, Elizabeth Smith and Frances Franklin of Newark and Columbus, OH, respectively, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 E. Main St., Columbus OH with internment at Welsh Hills Cemetery, Granville OH. Arrangements entrusted to Caliman Funeral Services 3700 Refugee Rd, Columbus OH.
Dolores "Dee" Allen, age 82, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A parishioner of St. Michaels Catholic Church for 48 years, Dee was a kind and loving wife, mother and friend who served her community as a teacher and a REALTOR® with Northbrook Realty for many years. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen, Susan, Diane (Tom) Sennett, Maureen (Jim) Mixtacki; son, Christopher (Kathy); grandchildren, Megan, Mark, Laura, Karen, Matthew; and sister, Marie Keller; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Novak Funeral Home, 4476 North High Street (two blocks north of Henderson Rd.) 614-268-8811. Her Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington, 43085. Contributions may be made in Dee's memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 197 East Gay St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. On line condolences to: www.novakfuneralhome.com.
Patrick Simms Bennett, age 63, of Pataskala, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2012, after falling off the roof of a home he was inspecting. He was a Certified Master Home Inspector for the State of Ohio and the owner of Above, Below, and Beyond Home Inspections. Pat served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 until 1971 during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged for Humanitarian reasons. He graduated from Central Ohio Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and from Hondros College of Business Career Academy as a Certified Home Inspector and went on to receive his Master Home Inspector certification. He worked at Rockwell International and Kroger in Heath, the Johns Manville Holophane Company in Newark and Owens Corning Fiberglass Technical Center in Granville. He was owner of Bennett’s Original Cork Restaurant in Newark from 1987-1989. He also worked at Techniglass Corp. in Columbus, Southwest Licking School District and he was an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician for the Newton Township Fire Department in St. Louisville, Ohio from the early 1980’s until he moved to Franklin County in 1991. Pat is survived by his wife, Karol Bennett; daughter, Merrilee (Jesse) Sheck (Bennett); step-daughter, Charity (Steve) Miller. He is also survived by his best friend and companion, Excalibur (X), his beloved Great Dane. His memorial service will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 North 21st Street, Newark, Ohio. Military Service will be held at 8 p.m. by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Greg Hadder, age 57, of Lewis Center, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012, after a three and a half year battle with lung cancer. He began his real estate career with King Thompson REALTORS® in 1984, and later opened G. Hadder & Company. He was also the founder of Certified Appraisal Solutions. Greg was a graduate of Upper Arlington High School (class of 1973), and, in his youth, was a competitive equestrian jumper and apprentice horse trainer and became an accomplished amateur chef while working his way through college. He was active in the local soccer scene, both as a Columbus Crew fan and as a coach for his daughter’s select soccer teams. Greg is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Kathleen; his daughter and favorite "bud," Noelle; brother, Tom Hadder; sister, Lynda Hadder; and second "brother," Tom Holcombe. Greg was also a favorite brother-in-law, son-in-law and "fun" uncle, blessed with a wealth of valued friendships. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 17, at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 at the Vineyard Church of Delaware County, 1001 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, OH 43074. In lieu of any flowers, the family requests donations in Greg's memory may be made to The Kobacker House and the ASPCA.
Gerald Wylie "Jerry" Shroyer, age 85, died June 30, 2012 after suffering a massive stroke while lunching with friends. Jerry was a Navy veteran and a 1946 Central High School Graduate. He attended The Ohio State University and was a Graduate of Cleveland College of Mortuary Science. He later became an Ohio Real Estate Broker and proudly maintained both licenses for about 60 years. He was past President of the Hilltop Business Association and is a member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Monahan); sisters, Gene West and Cheree (Guy) Bullock; brother-in-law, James (Flo) Monahan; many nieces and nephews. Also loyal friends, Brenda Switzer, Michelle Fritch, Bill Staley, Bob White, Msgr. Schweitzer, the Fowlers, the Bradfords, and friends at Gearhart Hardware. He looked forward to trips to Branson and boating on Buckeye Lake. Family will receive friends Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at the Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 South High Street, where service will be held Friday, July 6, 10 a.m. by longtime friend, Rev. Jerry Haubrich. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Soup Kitchen, 584 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215; or VA Wounded Warriors, 420 North James Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219. To sign online register, visit www.maederquinttiberi.com.
Harley E. Rouda, Sr., age 83, of Dublin, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, in his central Ohio home in the company of friends and family. Harley, born in Toronto, Canada, son of the late Lewis and Gertrude Rouda, was a real estate icon and founder of HER REALTORS®. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was an avid fisherman, tennis player and joke teller. Thousands of people had the chance to enjoy a jar of his homemade jam and the famous HER Cookbooks are found in homes throughout central Ohio and beyond. Whether hosting a television show, leading a sales rally or hugging one of his eight grandchildren, Harley's warmth, loyalty and passion inspired young and old. Harley was recognized nationally and internationally as one of the pioneers and innovators of the real estate industry, and embodied the true entrepreneurial spirit. His company was started in 1956 in the basement of his Upper Arlington home and it quickly grew to become the number one company in the region by 1964. Throughout his career, Harley was honored with dozens of awards including the lifetime achievement award from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University; Honorary National President of Habitat International; induction into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame; President of the Upper Arlington Civic Association; Ohio Citizen of the Year; Building Industry Association of Central Ohio Outstanding Citizen of the Year; recipient of the "THE" (The Highest Effort) Award from Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity; Grand Marshall of the Upper Arlington 4th of July Parade; chairman of the real estate division for United Way; co-chairman of the Upper Arlington School Bond Levy, which at the time was the first local levy to be passed in 12 years; member of the Fannie Mae National Advisory Council; trustee of the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute; and he established a scholarship fund at The Ohio State University. In 1991, he served in the industry's highest post, chairman of the National Association of REALTORS®. He also served as president of the Ohio Association and Columbus Board of REALTORS®. Harley is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marlese Rouda; children, Greer (Susan) Rouda, Leslie (Brian) Rouda Smith, Scott I. Rouda, and Harley E. (Kaira) Rouda, Jr; grandchildren, Bradley Rouda, Jessi Rouda, Kristin Smith, Austin Smith, Harley E. "Trace" Rouda III, Avery Rouda, Shea Rouda, and Dylan Rouda; brother, Jan Lewis (Janet) Rouda; and many extended family members and dear friends. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marlese Rouda; children, Greer (Susan) Rouda, Leslie (Brian) Rouda Smith, Scott I. Rouda, and Harley E. (Kaira) Rouda, Jr.; grandchildren, Bradley Rouda, Jessi Rouda, Kristin Smith, Austin Smith, Harley E. "Trace" Rouda III, Avery Rouda, Shea Rouda, and Dylan Rouda; brother, Jan Lewis (Janet) Rouda; and many extended family members and dear friends. Arrangements handled by Schoedinger Northwest Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Harley's name. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Jacqueline H. Liberatore passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at St. Ann's Hospital. Jacqueline was a retired REALTOR® and former co-owner and president of Liberatore Health Care, Inc. with offices in Arizona, Michigan, and Ohio. In 1954, she was named Columbus Woman of the Year for charity fundraising, and was active for many years in the American Red Cross Blood Donation program. She’s also a former board member of the Camp Fire Girls program; former member of the Junior League of Women; past Vice President and Project Chairman of the Wings of Nightingale Cottage, former member of the Little Turtle Country Club; Cat Welfare Association for a number of years; and Buckeye Sideliners of the Ohio State University. Jacqueline is survived by daughters, Jeri S. (Bob) Hockstok, and Georgia Smallsreed (Zola Bennett); step-sons, Jack J. (Tracy) Liberatore, Jr., and Jeffrey Liberatore; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews; many good friends; and beloved cat, Ginger. Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cat Welfare Association. Visit www.schoedinger.com to extend condolences.
Jennie M. Briggs, age 92, of Utica, Ohio and formerly of Columbus, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2012. She joined the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in 1977, and has received the Board's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Salesperson of the Year Award, and numerous other awards. She also served on many committees during her tenure with the Board. She was a member of The Church of The Nativity, the Red Hat Club, and enjoyed hosting a monthly Rosary Group. Jennie is survived by her son, Richard (Teresa) Briggs; and daughter, Barbara (Dale) McComb; grandchildren, Becky (Terry) Lester, Richard (Melissa) Briggs, and Bob (Julie) Briggs; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Ethan and Emily; sisters, Margaret Mello and Eleanor (Art) Nichols; brothers, Joe (Wanda) Rose and Michael (Lee) Rose; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at The Church of The Nativity, 126 North Main St., Utica, Ohio 43011 with Fr. Steve Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in Alton Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd, Mount Vernon. In Jennie’s memory, friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Knox Community Hospital Palliative Care Unit at 1330 Coshocton Avenue, Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050.
William Carl Elswick, age 89, of Reynoldsburg passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Mount Carmel Hospital East from a stroke. Carl attended Ironton High School Class of 1941, studied at University of Kentucky, and Ohio State University. He enjoyed a forty-plus year career as a Realtor®; serving his customers with pride and loyalty. He personified an exemplary work ethic. Carl was a member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church from 1964 and the Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge #340. He is survived by his wife, Doris (Miranda) Elswick; daughter, Sandy Elswick; son, Tom Elswick (Jodi); granddaughter, Steva Elswick; and great-granddaughter, Samantha Robbins. Visitation is set for Tuesday, May 15, 5-8 p.m., at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main Street in Reynoldsburg. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m., and he will be laid to rest at Glen Rest Cemetery in Reynoldsburg. Special thanks to the staff at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Memorial donations can be made in his memory to: Alzheimer's Association , Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055.
Courtney Alexcis Barton, 36, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Columbus, Ohio passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012. She graduated from Bexley High School, and The Ohio State University. She was a licensed Broker and REALTOR®; and a member of the Hungarian Club of SW Florida; Chi Omega; and many civic organizations in both Columbus and Naples. She is survived by her loving parents, Buren and Patty Sullivan of Fort Myers, Florida; brother, Shawn Barton (Paula), nephew, Jake Barton and niece, Belle Barton of Grove City, Ohio; grandmother, Mary Komives; uncles, Alex (Marty) Komives; aunts, Debbie Vecchiarelli and Mary and Elaine Komives; numerous cousins and many dear friends in Naples and Columbus area. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 8 from 12 Noon-2 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens where services will follow at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at a reception event in the Community Room at Hodges Funeral home at Naples Memorial Garden immediately following the cemetery portion of the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Courtney’s memory to: the American Cancer Society, 5020 Tamiami Trail N #108, Naples, Florida 34103. A Memorial service will be held in Columbus, Ohio at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 477 Hoover Road, Grove City Ohio 43123 on Sunday, May 20, 2012, where family will greet friends from 5-6 p.m., with services beginning at 6 p.m.
Richard A. Flore, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a past owner/broker of Flore Realty and a former Deputy Director of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. He served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a loving husband and father. Dick is survived by his loving wife and dance partner of 65 years, Marie; sons, Dickie, Gary (Sheila); daughters, Sherry (Albert) Segna and Lisa Murray; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Cicuto; nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Novak Funeral Home, 4476 North High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214, (two blocks north of Henderson Rd.), 614-268-8811. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 E. North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Please send donations in Richard's memory to: Hope Hollow, P.O. Box 141423, Columbus, Ohio 43214. On line condolences to: www.novakfuneralhome.com.
Ronald Brent Morr, age 56 of Powell, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident. Born in Albion, Indiana in 1955, Ron was a graduate of Indiana University, Class of 1978. He earned a BS in criminal law before working at Waterfield Home Mortgage and Hallmark Home Mortgage. Ron was in the mortgage business for 25 years, and he was the founder and owner of Ron's Express Carwashes and Oil Changes. Ron was president of Omni, Synergy, and Wingate Homeowners Association, and was a member of the BIA, Board of REALTORS®, The Lakes Golf and Country Club, as well as Kinsale Country Club. He was also a member of Heritage Christian Church in Westerville. Ron was survived by his wife of 29 years, Jeanne Huber Morr; daughters, Lindsey and Madison; and beloved dogs, Mischa and Dakota. He’s also survived by parents, Jerry and Marilyn Morr; and siblings, Jerri Lynn Weitzel, John and Diana Morr, and Garry and Linda Morr; parents in law, Orville and Dorothy Huber and extended Huber family. Donations may be made to NAMI, National Association of Mental Illness (nami.org).
Rebecca "Becky" Evelyn (Flanders) Erickson Fraundorfer, 94, of Columbus, died Thursday, March 8, 2012. She was a REALTOR® with Ward and Krumm, REALTORS® and a member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®Five Million Dollar Club. She was also a member at First Community Church for eighteen years and then at Ascension Lutheran Church for forty years. She personally made and donated over five hundred quilts to Lutheran Charities, collected seashells, enjoyed gardening and read books extensively. She was an active member of Girl Scouts for eighty-five years, where she spoke at the National Girl Scout Convention when she was eighteen years old with Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the First Lady at the time. She also served Boy Scouts of America for thirty five years. Becky is survived by daughter-in-law, Ann Erickson, Chapel Hill, NC; and sons, Stephen (Jan) Erickson, Sparks, NV, David (Sherry) Erickson, Worthington, OH, Glenn (Sandra) Erickson, Natal, Brazil and Mark (Eloise) Erickson, Upper Arlington, OH; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; former second husband, Vern Johanson; and brother, John Armstrong, San Antonio, TX. Family will receive friends Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. with a memorial service presided by Pastor Tim Muller of Ascension Lutheran church immediately following at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland, 1700 Watermark Drive, Columbus, OH 43215.Online condolences may be made to www.schoedinger.com
John Anthony Sessor, age 47, of Granville, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Born on March 24, 1964 in Brooklyn New York and for the last 15 years, John was an owner/partner of Keller Williams Greater Ohio Realty in Pickerington. A 1982 graduate of Newark High School, John attended New York University, was employed with J.P. Morgan Chase for a number of years and had also been a sales manager with DiYanni Homes. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Hondros College of Business for the past eight years and was active in the Columbus Young Professionals Club. John loved The Beatles and enjoyed collecting Beatles memorabilia as well as that of the Cleveland Browns, OSU Buckeyes and New York. John is survived by his wife, Melissa A. (Cunningham) Sessor; four children, Cameron Aric Sessor, Adam Tyler Sessor, Natalie Paige Sessor (fiancée Jonah Epps) and Madison Kate Sessor, all of Granville; father, Craig (Linda) Sessor of Heath; mother, Gloria Espinosa of Pataskala; brother, Brendon C. (Brooke) Sessor of Hilliard; sisters, Christine (Brenda) Smothers of Delaware and Jennifer (Jon) Sanderson of Ann Arbor, Michigan; grandmother, Mercedes Espinosa of Manhattan, New York; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sessor Family.
Linda L. Niswonger, age 64, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Linda was a REALTOR® in Clintonville for many years. She is survived by her husband Steve; daughter Gretchen Weir; son Tyler Price and his girlfriend Erin Kelly; and mother, Doris Reagan. Friends may call at Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, 3100 N. High St., Wed., Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m. Private Funeral service and inurnment. Contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto-Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.
Oscar L. "Tommy" Thomas, Jr., age 85, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Oscar was born July 17, 1926 in Columbus, son of the late Oscar L. and Rita C. Thomas. He is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice D. Thomas. Oscar attended North High School and graduated from Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg Pennsylvania, class of 1944. Following high school Oscar enlisted in the U.S. Navy until 1946. He then attended and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1950 and was the swimming coach at Ohio University from 1950-1954. In 1954, Oscar joined his father, Oscar, Sr. in the real estate business. Throughout the years, Oscar remained active in several real estate organizations and community groups including being an Honorary Life Member Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Kiwanis, Columbus Board of Zoning Adjustment, Columbus Recreation Commission, Columbus Board of REALTORS®, Columbus Athletic Club, and the Varsity "O" Alumni. Oscar will be greatly missed by his children, Patricia Thomas (Frederick D.) Fletcher and Oscar L. "Chip" (Erin Michelle) Thomas, III; grandchildren, Brian Thomas (Katie Gay) Kirkpatrick, Alice Marie (Geoffrey Ryan) Kershaw, Heath Lyon Thomas, and Luke Lee Thomas; great-grandchildren, Jackson Thomas Kershaw and Jasper Thomas Kirkpatrick; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd., where family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service Saturday. Contributions may be made to the Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43205 or Cardiac Rehabilitation Pacer Endowment Fund #601102, The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Bruce J. Baird, broker for Bruce J. Baird Realty and a long-time resident of Pataskala, passed away peacefully Wed., Jan. 4, 2012. Bruce was a 1956 graduate of Summit High School (nka Licking Heights), a 1960 graduate of The Ohio State University, and received his Masters at Ohio University. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at OSU. He taught vocational agriculture at Northridge High School and Watkins Memorial before opening his real estate office in Pataskala. Bruce served three terms as Mayor of Pataskala, is a past president of Council (Pataskala), served five years as a Trustee on the Southwest Licking Community Water & Sewer District, was a Charter member and past president of The Pataskala Area Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Pataskala Rotary Club, a 50 year member of the Pataskala Lions Club and recently was awarded its Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He also was a past elder, deacon and life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pataskala, a member of the West Licking Historical Society, past president and member of the Licking County Sheep Improvement Committee, past 4-H Leader, former member of the Republican Party Central Committee, served on the Licking County Aging Program Board and the Licking County Tourism Board, and was awarded the Master Shepherd Award. Bruce was a part-time farmer, raised sheep and showed them at the Hartford Fair, Fairfield and Knox county fairs, and Ohio State Fair. He greatly enjoyed the Hartford Fair each August, Buckeye football games, and watching his grandchildren play soccer and basketball, swim, and learn to use the Red Ryder BB guns he gave them for Christmas. He also shared his love of electric trains with his family. Bruce is survived by his wife of 51 years Judy; and their daughters, Susan Baird, Sandra (Paul) Gundler and Catherine Baird; four grand-children; brother, Charles Baird of Weatherford, TX; and nephews, David, Mark and Tim Baird; niece, Rebecca Baird Thiebaud of Texas; and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Pataskala, Ohio. The funeral service will be on Monday, Jan.9, 2012, 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Pataskala, 405 S. Main Street, Pataskala, Ohio, with Rev. Dennis Whitt officiating. In Bruce’s memory, donations can be made to the ALS Association of Central and Southern Ohio, 1170 Old Henderson Road., Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220, the Hartford Fair, 14028 Fairgrounds Road NW, Croton, Ohio 43013 or the Cleveland Clinic. An online memorial will be located at www.kaubersammons.com.
Marie Foeller-Swartz, Buyers and Sellers Realty/GMAC, passed away on Wed., Jan. 4, 2012 after a sudden illness. She was born in New York City but moved to Central Ohio in the 6th grade. After graduating from Reynoldsburg High School, she married the father of her two daughters, Robert Foeller. Marie's love of people led her to the real estate industry where she worked for her brother and eventually was broker/owner of her own company with her husband, Buyers & Sellers Realty. In fact, real estate is how she met her current husband, Dennis Swartz, with whom she has been happily married for 23 years. Marie loved her entire family! She was the glue that kept everyone together. Whether organizing family activities or watching her grandchildren's events, Marie was the one whose warm smile and calls kept things moving along. Beautiful inside and out, anyone Marie met became a friend. She also loved remaining young by listening to the current music style with her grandkids, secretly laughing every time she was mistaken for her daughters' sister, and playing volleyball in the local leagues. While working full time and raising two daughters, Marie was able to finish her BS degree in Community Health from The Ohio State University and worked many years part time at Mt. Carmel Hospital. Marie is survived by her husband, Dennis Swartz; daughters, Amy (Eric) Wagenbrenner and Tracy (Michael) Thomas; grandchildren, Hudson, Reid, and Griffin Wagenbrenner, and Ryan and Kate Thomas; father, Anthony Acquista; brothers and sisters, Phyllis (Butch) Byers, Joann (John) Maurer, Donald (Michelle) Acquista, Tina (Glenn) Weimar, and Robert (Angee) Acquista; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Marie's funeral mass will be on Monday, Jan.9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Father James Klima, Celebrant. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 3 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd,. in Gahanna. To offer a member of Marie, please visit www.Schoedinger.com.
Norina A. Hroncich, age 53, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at Kobacker House. She was a REALTOR and a Service Representative for Verizon. She is survived by Nick, her husband of 33 years; sons, Michael (Maggie) and William; daughters, Amy (Andrew) Saffle and Nicole (Jason) Zavodny; grandchildren, Isabelle, Ava and Christian. Friends may call Wednesday from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. at the Novak Funeral Home, 4476 N. High St. (two blocks north of Henderson Rd.), 268-8811. Her funeral service will be Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Discover Christian Church, 2900 Martin Rd., Dublin, OH 43017. Steve Murphy, Sr. Minister officiating. "Norina will be sorely missed." On line condolences can be sent to: www.novakfuneralhome.com.
Bobby Lowell Haag, Sr., age 80, of Pickerington, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Bobby was an associate with Schneider, Keaton & Co. He was also a veteran who served in the United States Air Force and the founding father of TOPAS. Bobby is survived by his best friend, Spunky, and loving wife of 24 years, Virginia Haag; children, Bobby L. Haag Jr., Susan (Joe) Delille, Sally Decker, and Sandy Wetherell; sister, Lois Ann Swartz; and nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Dwayne Spence Funeral Home & Crematory, 550 Hill Road North, Pickerington, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 5225 Refugee Rd., Columbus, OH 43232, with the Rev. James Coleman Celebrant. Contributions in Bobby's memory may be made to Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and condolences sent to www.spencefuneralhome.com.
William Lloyd "Bill" Doty, 87, of Dublin, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Bill was an associate with Coldwell Banker King Thompson and a retiree from the Dublin post master after 51 years of service and from F&R Lazarus after 25 years. Bill was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a WWII Paratrooper. He was a member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, American Legion Post 411 and numerous other organizations. He was also in charge of the Dublin Community Senior Golf League. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dottie; daughter, Kathleen Russell; sons, Dan (Mary) Doty and Patrick (Jeanne) Doty; grand-children, Rob (Holly) Judson, Allysun, Daniel, Kristin (Hannah), Kelli Doty; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Parker and Hunter; brothers, Roy and Bob Doty; sisters, Ethel Haas and Becky (Hugh) Rogers; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065 where the Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov.14, 2011. Burial will follow at Dublin Cemetery. In Bill’s memory, donations may be made to: The Ohio Wildlife Center (www.ohiowildlifecenter.org) Attn: Karen Benningfield, 6131 Cook Rd., Powell, OH 43065. We will all miss seeing Bill driving in his blue convertible with his 43017 license plate. Condolences to: www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
William “Bill” Brown, age 71, of Columbus, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Kobacker House, with family by his side. Bill was an associate with RE/MAX Affiliates, Westerville and previously, an employee of Worthington Savings Bank. He was a graduate of Worthington High School Class of 1957; a long time member and youth leader of Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington Jaycees, and he attended Central College Presbyterian where he sang in the choir. Bill is survived by his wife Miriam Brown; daughter Jennifer Bynes, Columbus; son Jeff (Ann) Brown of Delaware; grandchildren Samantha, Zachary, Cheyenne Bynes; Tyler and Alexander Brown; brothers Richard Brown, Columbus, Ron Brown, Denver, CO; Brothers-in-law Paul Weber, Rocky River, OH, Dale Weber, Sarasota, FL; other Family and Friends. Funeral Service to be held 11:00 am, Thursday November 3, 2011 at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081. Rev. David Redding officiating. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday November 2, at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in his memory.
Patrick E. Burr, age 68, of Grove City, went home to his Lord and Savior October 23, 2011. Pat, a sales associate with RE/MAX Elite Services, graduated from Franklin Heights in 1960 and attended two years at OSU. He retired from being a feed driver for UPS after 31 years, was a member of Teamsters Local 413 and Masonic Lodge 0623 for 50 years. He was also a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Pat is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis; daughter, Michele; son, Scott (Michelle); step-daughter, Patricia Motes; step-sons, Wayne and Robert Box; grandchildren, Marana Holt, Gwyneth and Julia Burr, Chad, John, Nathan and Samantha Angel, and Tyler Motes. Visitation Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH. His Funeral Service is set for Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
Andrew "Wilty" Wiltberger, age 46, died unexpectedly at his home on October, 17, 2011. Andy was a 1983 graduate of Upper Arlington High School where he participated in football and wrestling. He earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was a sales associate with Prudential Calhoon Co., REALTORS® since 1989 and also worked with the Plahuta Appraisal Group. He gave of himself in so many ways; as a wrestling coach, an Upper Arlington youth football coach (for 10+ years) and a totally "hands on" dad and uncle. He was a part of the tennis team at The Swim and Racquet Club. Andy is survived by the love of his life, Julie "Bit" (Schuman) Wiltberger. He was her rock. He was an awesome dad to Jason and Ben always so proud and supportive. Andy will be deeply missed by his mother, Barbara Baas Wiltberger; sisters, Beth (Doug) Wiltberger Ullum and Jean (Jeff) Wiltberger Drake; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John R. and Gail E. Schuman; brother-in-law, John D. (Ann-Margaret) Schuman; sister-in-law, Christa (Brent) Callihan; several nieces and nephews; other family, and good friends. In Andy’s memory, contributions toward Jason and Ben's future education may be made payable to: Ohio Tuition Trust Authority; memo: #2715670 and mailed to: PO Box 932348, Cleveland, OH 44193. (This is an Ohio tax deductible College Advantage 529 fund.). Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, OH 43221. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington, OH 43220 where family and friends will gather from 1-4 p.m. Andrew Hoover, Celebrant. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share your own personal memories or to leave a condolence for Wilty's family.
Major Joseph E. Walker (ret), age 78, of Westerville, passed away at home on Thursday, October 6, 2011 after being surrounded by his loving family for the last seven months. Joe was born at home, on his parent's farm, in Sunbury, Ohio. He was a graduate of Big Walnut High School, Otterbein College and the University of Illinois. Retired Major, he earned his pilot wings and spent 21 years flying in the Air Force including a tour in Vietnam risking his life to provide needed supplies to remote or surrounded troops. After retiring in 1976 he became involved in Real Estate and opened Century 21 Joe Walker and Associates which he owned with his wife Charity for 31 years. Joe was a very caring and giving man. He provided financial and emotional support to many friends, family and colleagues. For many years he was the Santa Claus for American Cancer Society families, providing gifts and food along with being a major contributor to Easter Seals. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Charity; children, Brent, Valerie (John ) Marburger, Scott (Yvetta), and Mark (Kim); five grandchildren, Teniele (Steve) Cochern, Tricia (Colin) Foster, Jessica (Jacob) Day, Erica (Lou) Walker and Zachary Walker; and six great-grandchildren, Griffin, Teagan, Avery, Daine, Maclan and Finley. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Church of the Master, U.M., 24 N. Grove St., Westerville. Rev. David Hogg officiating. Interment Sunbury Memorial Park.
Penny Call, of Worthington, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011. Penny was a sales associate with Cam Taylor Co., REALTORS® and a REALTOR® Extraordinaire to many area home buyers and sellers, best friend to many more. Penny was known and respected for her strong work ethic, determination, diligence, courage, and resilience. She was loved for her feistiness, quick witted sense of humor, intense loyalty, generosity, and mischievous sensibilities. Penny had the unparalleled ability to share her strength and perseverance with those around her. She is survived by her son, Chris (Katy) Call; daughter, Bobby (Derrin) Ritchie; four beloved grandchildren, Alex, Grace, Alivia and Sofia; sister, Sandy (Jim) Slaminko; sister-in-law, Linda Karanovich; nieces and nephews, Marni (Dan) Cummings, Tammy Usher, Bob Slaminko, Alan (MaryBeth) Slaminko, and Michael (Crystal) Karanovich; and BFF of 37 years, Linda (Ted) Beegle; along with many other friends and family she held close to her heart and truly adored. A special note of thanks is extended to Karen Ritchie, Dr. Tom Sweeney and staff, and the nursing staff on Seven Yellow at Riverside Methodist Hospital for their outstanding care and support. The family looks forward to receiving friends and hearing 'Penny stories' at Rutherfurd-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085 on Wednesday, August 31, 3-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m., on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High St., Worthington, OH 43085 (Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Penny's Memorial Fund at any local Huntington Bank branch, which will be used for future charitable donations. Condolences for the family may be sent to: www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com
Winnie Reed Judd, 89, of Worthington, Ohio passed away at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Winnie was a REALTOR® Emeritis with the Columbus Board of REALTORS® and was an associate with The Alt Company, REALTOR®. She was also a member of the Grace Brothern Church in Westerville. Winnie is survived by two daughters, Deana Reed of Columbus and Deborah Reed of Clifton, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Krista, Jason, Evan and Alec. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville where services will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Beverly Cemetery. Codolences may be sent to the family at www.miller-huck.com. A special memorial service will also be held on Friday, August 19, noon at Grace Brothern Church, 8225 Worthington Galena Road in Westerville.
Wilma Lee Shockley, age 61, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, August 7, 2011. Wilma was a sales agent with RE/MAX Associates, owner of Shockley Sound System, and she worked at Rina of Italy. She is survived by her loving, devoted husband of 41 years, Mike; daughter Megan; brother, Jim (Elizabeth) Faiella; brother-in-law, Tom (Kathie) Shockley; nephew, Jeff Faiella, niece, Nicole (Tony) Faiella Rappa and children, Gianna and Luca; nephews, Todd Shockley and daughter, Taylor, Brett Shockley, Peter Gulden and David (Abby) Gulden; niece, Katie Shockley and son, Zack, and numerous other relatives and dear friends. Friends may call Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 2-8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 11 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Boulevard. Rev. Fr. Bill Faiella, Presider and Rev. Fr. Charles E. Cotton, Concelebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.
Mary Ellen Pettibone, 71, of Ashville, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 1, 2011. She was engaged in real estate sales for 41 years and was the Broker/Owner of Ashville Realty. Mary Ellen enjoyed spending time with family and her many good friends. She enjoyed card club, playing tennis, theatre, singing and dancing, and has performed in several plays with the Ashville Community Players. She was a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority for many years. Mary is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tommy Pettibone; children, Michael (Julie) Pettibone, Orient, Janet Pettibone and John (Jessica) Pettibone, of Ashville. She was "NAN" to ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. For those who wish, memorials can be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
James Frederick Sipp, age 74, of Upper Arlington, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011. He was broker/owner of James F. Sipp Realty, a dedicated family man, Upper Arlington resident, and an Ohio State Buckeye. He graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1955, where he was senior class president, captain of the swim team, played trombone in the band, and served on the Norwester yearbook and Student Council. At Ohio State, he served as a senior class president and member of Phi Gamma Delta, Ohio Staters, Student Senate, Favored Union, and the Army ROTC. He was also a member of Romophos, Bucket and Dipper, Sphinx (honorary societies at OSU). He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, graduating in 1961. After completing his service as a company commander in the Army in 1963, Jim returned with his family to UA where he pursued his real estate career, eventually retiring as Senior Director of Real Estate at White Castle International in 2003 after 25 years with the company. Jim was a former President of the Athletic Club of Columbus and the Harvard Business School Association of Central Ohio. He is a former board member and chairman of First Community Church, member of Couples Circle #44, a founder of the Kiwanis Club of Northeast Columbus, former board member and chairman of NACORE International, and a former trustee of the Touchdown Club of Columbus. Jim adored Ohio State and was a member of the Alumni Association, Buckeye Club, and President’s Club. Jim and his wife Barbara established 8 endowments at OSU that supported athletics, Mount Leadership, wetlands research, breast cancer research, the John Glenn Fellowship, WOSU, the nursing and business schools. He served OSU for over 50 years and was recognized in 2009 by receiving the university’s John B. Gerlach, Sr. Development Volunteer Award. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Barbara; children Bob (Toni Leech), Paul (Rhonda), Betsey (Steve) Eastwood, and Andy (Molly); grandchildren Charlie Sipp; Kate, Rachel, and Erin Eastwood; Sally and Robert Sipp; siblings Barbara (Ed) Sampson, Don (Mary Jo) Sipp; brothers-in-law Robert (Barbara) Young and Stanley (Susan) Young.
Cecil Ivan Routte, age 80, of New Albany, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday June 5, 2011, with his loving family by his side. In life, Cecil enjoyed dancing, playing cards, golfing, the Buckeyes, traveling, and mostly spending time with his family and friends. He was a real estate broker, builder, and land developer and an active member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® and Jersey Baptist Church. He touched countless lives with his generosity and kindness. Cecil is survived by his second wife, Shirley Hays-Routte; sons, Dennis (Jill) and Jeff (Rose); daughter-in-law; Jeanie Schillig (Ken); step-children, Rhonda Denney (Larry), John Hays (Jan), and Mark Hays (Mary); 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Evelyn Young, Florence Smith, and Ruth Arledge. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Jersey Baptist Church, 13260 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio, where service will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Pastor John Hays officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Jersey Baptist Church.
William D. Farr, age 68, of Upper Arlington, died June 2, 2011, at home surrounded by his family and friends. Bill was a member of King Avenue United Methodist Church, and currently a property manager with Schottenstein Property Group. He was a REALTOR® for many years; a graduate of North High School Class of 1961 and of The Ohio State University Class of 1965. He is survived by his daughter, Michele Stead of Columbus; grandson, Gus Stead; son-in-law, Kevin Stead of Galloway; siblings, Judie Dye and her son, Gregory Dye of Dayton, Stephen Farr of New Mexico and his son, Jason Farr of Dayton, and Connie (Ronald) Gillette and their son, Blade Gillette of New Mexico; friend and former wife, Giannina "Sam" Farr and her mother, Betty Cupoli; and his dear friends, Ray Clark and Matt Polcyn. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Graumlich Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Monday 10 a.m., Rev. Leonard Confar officiating. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at OSU James Cancer Center and HomeReach Hospice for their loving care. To sign and view online guest book please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com.
Paul D. Love, age 82, "Mister Clintonville,” passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011. He was a retired REALTOR®, firefighter and talented musician. He was also a member of numerous charitable and civic associations. Paul is survived by his wife, Margery; son, Jeffrey (Randi); daughter, Paula Jacoby (Jeff Stemler); and Ben Maiden (Karen Bell); grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Jeffrey Love and Andrew and Emily Jacoby; great grandchildren, Olivia and Jackson Love; sisters Pauline Root, Mary (Ray) Kelly, Donna (Don) Spangler; brother, Floyd; sister-in-law, Lois (Gary) Moreland, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus, OH. Dr. Deborah Stevens, officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory can be made to the Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview, Columbus, OH, 43214. Online condolences may be left at www.schoedinger.com.
Robert R. Reed, age 86, of Blacklick, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011. Robert was one of the early Real Estate Brokers in central Ohio to join the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, with his company Robert R. Reed and Associates. He was born in Cleveland and grew up in the Columbus area. Most often known as Bob, he attended South High School, served in the Army, earned his GED, and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate Degree from OSU. Since 1971, Bob had served as Special Counsel for nine different Attorney Generals. He enjoyed his long time memberships with the Guild Athletic Club and the Columbus Athletic Club, where he exercised and kept fit through his 80s. He attended Brookwood Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Esther Marie Reed; daughter, Donna Lisa Reed and her life partner, Joseph John MacDuffie; Robert's sister, Ruth Carol (Andrew) Van Houten; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., where family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Floral remembrances or contributions to Alzheimer's research in Bob's honor are appreciated. Bob was a devoted Alzheimer's caregiver for his spouse. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
John W Bennett, 89, passed away Saturday April 30, 2011. John joined the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in 1955, was selected CBR Salesperson of the Year in 1968, and received his REALTOR® Emeritus in 2006. He was salesman and General Manager of Jim Owen & Co., REALTORS® and broker of Clintonville Realty until his retirement. John is survived by children Tyra (Tom) LaPens, Jon (Marialice) Bennett, Candace Bennett (Don) Quest, Bradley (Linda) Bennett, Beth (Doug) Morgan, Mark (Kim) Bennett, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by wife Mary Betty Bennett. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street, Worthington 43085. Funeral is noon Saturday May 7 at Maple Grove United Methodist Church 7 W. Henderson Road 43214, where friends may also call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Board of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Fund. Online condolences may be left at: www.RutherfordFuneralHome.com.
Jim Henley passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2011. He lost the fight with cancer about 7:30 Thursday morning, and is donating his body to science. Jim was 86 years old and has been a Columbus REALTOR® since 1958. There will not be any local service, and family is planning a memorial service on April 18 at the Sarasota Baptist Church, 7091 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34241. Jim’s wife, Neva, is asking no flowers please, preferring contributions be sent in Jim’s memory to their Sarasota church. Neva Henley can be reached at 6300 Midnight Pass Rd., Unit 1201, Sarasota, FL 34242.
Mary White, past president of Carriage Trade Realty, Inc., passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at her home. She was licensed in 1968 and a member of the Board for over 40 years. Mary, Nina Masseria and Marty Rhodes founded Carriage Trade Realty in Olde Town East in 1989. Prior to forming Carriage Trade, Mary was a REALTOR® with Knolls Realty in Bexley for over 20 years. To celebrate Mary’s life, a “Good old Irish Wake,” is set for Friday, April 8, 2011, 5 p.m., at the home of Nina Masseria, 806 Bryden Road, Columbus, Ohio 43205. In Mary’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA.
Orin Edgar Morris died at his home on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. Orin was well respected in the business community, a member and past President of Columbus Board of REALTORS®; Vice President of C. V. Perry Co., Real Estate Appraiser and President of Mae Zee Corp. He was a long standing member of Brookside Golf and Country Club of Columbus, Ohio and the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, Ohio. Orin is survived by son, Larry (Diane) Morris; grandchildren, Rebecca (Stan) Miller and Bruce (Judy) Morris; great-grandchildren, Matthew Meechan, Kyle Meechan and Ryan Meechan; great-great-grandson, Anthony; nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to: HomeReach Hospice, 180 East Broad Street, Floor 31, Columbus, OH 43215-3707.
Joseph L. MacKinnon passed away on Thursday March 24, 2011. He was a partner in the real estate firm of Larry Wade & Co., and served as President of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in 1982. He was also a recipient of CBR’s Broker, Salesperson and Instructor of the Year awards. Joe attended Rosary Grade School and St. Charles Preparatory School 1944, and The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. He also served in the U.S. Navy in WWII as a Hospital Corpsman in Okinawa. He was founder and owner of MacKinnon Vending Co. and MacKinnon Instant Auto Wash, a past President and founder of Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Club, a 40-year member of Columbus Country Club, and was a member of St. Catharine Catholic Church. Joe is survived by his wife, Agnes McGee MacKinnon; children, Thomas (Doc) (Kathleen) MacKinnon, Kathy Fickell, Patti McAlarnen, David MacKinnon and John (Lisa) MacKinnon; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Kevin (Norma) McGovern, Sr. and Kim (Carol) McGovern. In his memory, friends who wish may contribute to St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43209.
Bessie M. "Marge" Carney went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2011, following a lengthy illness. Marge was retired from Timken Roller Bearing and a retired REALTOR®. She is survived by sister and care giver, Kathryn Wilder; and sister, Virginia Rambo; stepson, Michael Carney; many nieces; nephews; close friends and associates, Bridgette and Mike Fleming. Bessie's family would like to thank the staff at Villa Angela and Mt. Carmel Hospice nurses for their care and encouragement.
Janice M. (Mitchell) Lisle of Hilliard passed away peacefully Monday, March 14, 2011 at her home with her family by her side. Jan, a REALTOR® with Real Living HER, had a strong Christian faith and could often be found helping others when they were in need. A devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, she was always happiest when sharing a homemade meal with family, especially Friday nights at her mother's. A cancer survivor of 40 years, Jan had a strong and courageous spirit through all her medical challenges always with a positive and inspirational attitude. She loved life and being a Grandma. Jan is survived by her son, Scott (Yvonne) Lisle; daughters, Nikki (Ray) Cline, Gina Lisle and Angela Lisle; mother, Jane (Graham) Mitchell; sisters and brothers, Martha (Mark) Montgomery, Joan Farrell, Dan (Nancy) Mitchell, Patsy (John) Stofira, Mark (Cathy) Mitchell, Steve (Pam) Mitchell, Jerry (Sharon) Mitchell, Joy (Rick) Janczak, Marty (Colleen) Mitchell and Paul Mitchell; special aunt, Julie Graham; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and many close friends. In her memory, contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E., Columbus, OH 43219.
Merle T. Dunbar of Columbus, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb.3, 2011 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was employed at Abbott Labs and OCCO Feeds where he retired from the latter as Division Sales Manager in 1985. He owned Dunbar Realty, and was recognized for 50 years of service by the Columbus Board of REALTORS® in 2008. He was an active member of Linden Lutheran Church in Columbus since 1954, and he enjoyed genealogy, history, and his Ohio State Buckeyes. He loved his family and enjoyed being with friends, which he made very easily. During WW II, he served in the National Air Reserves, the Merchant Marines, and the US 3rd Army as a First Lieutenant under General Patton. At the conclusion of the war, he received his B.A. in Agriculture from Ohio State University in 1949. Merle is survived by his wife, Lucile; daughters, Linda (Rocky) Narney of Sunbury, Marlene (Les) Sackett of Fort Wayne, IN, Shirley (William) Anders of Galena; seven grandchildren, Dean (Christine) Sackett, Matthew (Keri) Sackett, Dr. Aaron (Allison) Sackett, Moni (Michael) Carroll, Dr. Joel (Kathryn) Anders, Samuel (Jeni) Sackett, Jonathan Anders; 15 great- grandchildren; his twin brother, Earl (Olive Jeanne) Dunbar of Marysville; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Eugene (Doris) Streng, Donald (Jody) Streng, Richard (Evelyn) Streng; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In Merle’s memory, memorials can be sent to the Linden Lutheran Church, 1230 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus, OH 43224 or in care of the funeral home.
Pauline (Moody) Bird of Grove City passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 after a long illness. She is well known in the Grove City area as an award winning real estate agent for Saxton Real Estate, but her favorite roles were wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who met her. Pauline is survivored by her loving husband of 48 years, Carlos Bird; daughters, Denise (Charles) Pennington and Donna (Magdy) Naroz; sister, Carolyn (Clifford) Wilcoxen; grandsons, Aaron, David and Garrett; several dear cousins, extended family, and many special friends. Born June 9, 1949 in Gallipolis, OH, Pauline was raised in Hurricane, WV and lived many happy years with her family in Richmond, VA before settling in to Grove City, OH in 1982.
Nancy Ann Andrews, Columbus, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. She began her real estate career with Cam Taylor Co., REALTORS® and was a former sales agent with Coldwell Banker. Prior to real estate, she was a buyer for F & R Lazarus. Nancy attended Denison University and was active in the Chi Omega sorority while earning a bachelor's degree in 1953. Volunteering at Children's Hospital was very important to Nancy, including serving for many years with Twig 128. She was an avid golfer and participated in the Blacklick women's golf league for numerous years. She also enjoyed spending the winter months in Bradenton, FL. Nancy married Charles Roger Andrews on Dec. 28, 1958. He preceded her in death in 2009. Nancy is survived by her children, Christine Elizabeth Nietz (F. Nathan) and Charles Roger Andrews II (Lynda); beloved grandchildren, Sarah E. Andrews, Hannah B. Andrews, Quentin Nietz and Charles J. Andrews; many special friends. In Nancy’s memory, contributions may be made to The Shepherd's Place, 1729 Brice Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
Ruth Rood, retired REALTOR® with Rood Realty, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 19. She was a dedicated teacher at Columbus Public Schools, a hard-working REALTOR® in Columbus, Ohio, and a 26-year survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Ruth is survived by her husband of 57 years Leonard; sons Richard (Shari), Mark (Robin), and Howard (Wendy); and grandchildren Emily (Brian), Shaina, Shelley, Allison, Rachel, David, Sarah, Miriam, and Elyse; brother Samuel (Estelle) Krantzow; and sister Adele (Samuel) Fields. Her beautiful smile, wit, creativity, and devotion will be greatly missed. In Ruth’s memory, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Tara Dianne Thomas passed away on Sunday Dec. 5, 2010 at home in Dublin, Ohio. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer on August 30 of this year. Tara was a real estate sales associate with Just Results Real Estate and before that a professional sales person in truck transportation. She is survived by her husband of 37 years James A. Thomas; son Alexander Thomas of Dublin; mother Marguerite Day of Waterford, MI; and brothers, Robert and Nancy Day of Waterford, MI and Duane and Claudia Day of Novi, MI. She is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews.
Carolyn June McGrail passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Sunrise of Worthington. She was a retired real estate salesperson and former owner of Wicks and Sticks in Worthington. She is a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, Worthington Moose Lodge 1427 and Rush Creek Homeowners Association. An avid reader and crafts maker, Carolyn participated in many book clubs and frequently shared her talents for candle making, crocheting and other crafts with local Girl Scout and Brownie Troops. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert S. McGrail; sons, Gregg (Karen) of Columbus, Garth (Sharon) of New London, Grant of Phoenix, AZ, G. Scott (Gretta) of Marion; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Kost; nephew, Steve (Susie) Snyder; niece, Susie Cooper; sister-in-law, JoAn Young; brother-in-law, John J. McGrail, Jr. Contributions may be made in Carolyn's memory to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd Ste 210, Columbus, OH 43229.
Connie Salts, ABR, CRB, CRS, E-PRO, LTG, PMN, of Hilliard, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Connie was broker/owner of S.A.L.T. Realty Co., a founding member and a past president of the Independent Brokers Association (IBA), a former president of the local chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR), and a member of both the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central Ohio Sales & Marketing Council and the National Home Builders Association. She was also a Registered Nurse and a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. This past April, Connie was named 2010 CBR Broker of the Year. She was a CORPAC Sterling "R" contributor and a recipient of numerous local BIA sales awards from 1994-2006. Connie was in the process of setting up a support group for spouses and caregivers of critically ill patients and a charitable grant for a female doctor to do research in woman’s health at The Ohio State University. She was also involved with the Northwest Historical Society; Mid-Ohio Regional Activity Committee; American Legion Memorial Post #614; Moose Lodge Auxiliary #2236, Hilliard Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Director for many years, and the Hilliard Area Republican Club. Connie is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Dean; parents, Ralph and Kathryn Knick; brother, Tom (Sharon) Knick; and nephew, Scott Knick.
Michael S. Dugan, of Columbus and formerly of Sandusky, Ohio, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. He was a real estate agent with Real Living HER in Westerville and a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Scioto Boat Club. Michael is survived by his wife, Kerrie; children, Erin, Kara and Jude Dugan; mother, Marilyn L. Dugan of Huntersville, NC; father, David P. (Fran) Dugan of Las Vegas, NV; brother, David P. Dugan, II; sisters, Dawn (Charles) Weinhardt, Debra (Roger) Meltzer and Tammy (Lee) Johnson; several nieces. Contributions may be made in his memory to Grace Lutheran Church or W.A.R.M.
Della Stanton Segal, a Westerville resident and a longtime area REALTOR®, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at her residence. A service was held October 22 at Harvest Christian Community in Pickerington. Survivors in Ohio include her nephew Edward Lafferty, a REALTOR® with Prudential American Realty, Pickerington; Della’s daughter Meghan Segal and grandchild Avery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to Meghan at 2684 Claridon Rd, Columbus 43213. Messages of condolence may be left at NewcomerColumbus.com.
Jeffrey Edgar Whiteside, a former sales associate with Century 21 Joe Walker & Associates, died in an automobile accident on Monday, August 23, 2010. Passionate about antiques, Jeff also worked in the auction and antique business and was happy to impart his knowledge to others. His expertise led to Jeff being sought for estate appraisals. Jeff is survived by his companion Lisa Long, Nottingham, as well as two daughters; Carrie Haywood (Tony), Rising Sun, MD and Alexandra (Steve) Abla, Rio Rancho, NM; and grandchildren Mira and Jimmy Wellman, Rio Rancho. Donations may be made in Jeff’s memory to The Mira and Jimmy Wellman Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 296, Oxford, PA 19363.
Richard “Dick” E. Voorhies passed away on Monday August 23, 2010. He was the former owner of R.E.V. (Insurance and Real Estate) in Canal Winchester for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of David Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge F&AM #540, Canal Winchester, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, Aladdin Clown Unit, Court 8 Jester, Past-President of Canal Winchester Lions Club, Past-President of Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce and Medic for Madison Township Fire Dept. for 25 years. He is survived by his soul-mate of 32 years, Rosie (Ehrhart) Voorhies; daughter, Kristy (Ralph) Grieco, Roswell, GA; step-daughters, Wanda (Greg) Wengerter, Springboro, OH and Linda (Tim) Smyers, Reynoldsburg, OH; step-son, Bill (Roxanne) Ehrhart, Springboro, OH; seven grandchildren, Laura and Sean, Christina and Todd, Jeremy, Tara and Heidi; three great-grandchildren, Trenton, Camden and Abbagail; sisters-in-law, Josephine and Annamarie of Germany, Lotty of Florida and Eileen Kissaberth of Texas; nieces, nephews and dear friends. Contributions may be made to David Lutheran Church or Shriner's Burn Hospital in Dick's memory.
George S. "Rocky" Frost of Dublin and formerly of Upper Arlington passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010. Rocky was a real estate agent with King Thompson Realty, Inc., for over 40 years, retiring as President/Broker in 1990. He was a graduate of Upper Arlington High School and The Ohio State University, where he was an OSU cheerleader and an active member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, attending their alumni club luncheons until just recently. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Rocky was a member of Upper Arlington Rotary Club, Upper Arlington Civic Association; Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, where he was awarded the 1988 Business Person of The Year; Triangle Lodge #748 F&AM; Aladdin Temple Shrine and Covenant Presbyterian Church. He loved to travel with family and never met a stranger. Rocky was an avid swimmer, golfer, tennis player and loved skiing. He was one of the kindest men you ever met who always had a smile on his face and a song to sing.. Rocky will be missed by his wife of 19 years, Lois Forrest Frost; daughter, Susan Frost; step-daughters, Cindy (Eric) Gilbertson and Connie (Greg) Mintz; grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Gretchen, Kristen, Josh, Sara, Seth and Hadley; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Eliza and Hadley; brother, Jack and his wife, Jean Frost of Upper Arlington; other relatives and many friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SOS Food Pantry, c/o Covenant Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH 43221 or to a favorite charity of choice, in his memory.
Richard Kosmo passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010. He was an associate with Pollis & Simon, Inc., and a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration. He also earned a Master's of Business Administration degree from OSU in 1967, where he graduated first in his class. He went on to be a successful real estate developer on projects throughout central Ohio and Florida. Rich is survived by his loving wife, Gina; daughters, Kelly (David) Bauman and Megan Kosmo; son, Jason Kosmo; and grandchildren, David Bauman, Jr. and Darby Bauman; sisters, Karen Darocy of Santa Cruz, California and Jane (Bob) Schultz of Strongsville, Ohio. All those who knew him, loved him. If you asked him, "How are you?,” he would respond, "Never better." Rich will be greatly missed.
James V. "Jim" Thompson passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010. He was an associate with Homefront Inspection Services, served on the board of the American Society of Home Inspectors and was a member of the National Association of Home Inspectors. No matter how busy he was, he always made time to help his friends and family and made sure he was able to spend time with his grandkids. Jim is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 41 years, Kathy; daughters, Jamie (Stephen) and Shannon; proud "Papa" of grandkids, Erin, Cameron and Connor; sister, Charee Thompson; brothers, Jon (Terry), Matt (Penny), Mark (Suzie), Rob (Betsy), Pat (Kim) and Tom; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the American Heart Association.
Bettsy Wooten Jack passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010. She was an active residential REALTOR® with Real Living HER for over 30 years and a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Clintonville. She traveled extensively, enjoyed playing bridge, was an avid reader, and enjoyed time spent with friends. The love of her life was her pet dog Schotzi, who remained a constant companion for many years. Bettsy is survived by two daughters, Vicki Gust of Columbus, Indiana and Luanne (David) Beebe of Dublin, Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael Gust and Erica and Jack Beebe; brother, Jack (Grace) Wooten of Nelsonville, Ohio; sister, Judy (Richard) Barber of Murray City, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Ohio. Contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church.
Sandra Oliver-Sterbenz passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 at Kobacker House. She was a sales associate with Real Living HER and a retiree of Lucent Technologies. She is survived by husband of 25 years, Eric; children, Sarah and Michael; sister, Yvonne Hastings; brother, Eric Oliver; niece and nephew, Stacey and Jonathan Hastings; aunt, Georgia Kilgore. Contributions may be made to the Mark H. Zangmeister Center, 3100 Plaza Properties Blvd., Columbus, OH 43219 or HomeReach Hospice/Kobacker House, Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215-9480.
Vivian R. Graham passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Westerville. She was a former sales associate with Coldwell Banker King Thompson in Dublin and a loving and devoted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to the many who shared her life. She was never one to miss a party or occasions with friends and family. Vivian cherished the 25 years as an Air Force wife, traveling to many countries. She also enjoyed cheering on her favorite team, the Buckeyes, playing golf, bowling and bridge club. Vivian is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Al) Keefer, Kimberly (Joe) Panico, Lauren (Jim) Conlon and Jamison (Tony) Clapp; sister, Carol (Gabe) DeSantis; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 20, 2010, 5-9 p.m. at La Scala Italian Bistro, 4199 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to AutismSpeaks.com.
Geneva D. Via, age 83, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, in Columbus, OH. Former resident of Sanford, FL. Member of the Family Worship Center, Sanford FL. "Genny" joined her husband, Lt.Col Retired, Ernest A. Via. "Genny" is survived by daughters, Sue (Chuck) Lusk-Gleich of Columbus, Christina Via of Beverly Hills CA; sons, David (Annette) Via of Middletown MD and Randy Via of Columbus; known as "Tutu" to her grandchildren, John Lusk, Nicholas Via, Randy Vaughn, Alex Via; great-grandchild, Gavin Via; special friend, Wendy Via; many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 at Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, 3100 N. High St., where family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service.
Peggy Lee Parsley, a sales associate with Superior Homes Realty and a resident of Canal Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at her residence. Peggy was a 1975 graduate of Newark High School. She attended Vineyard of Johnstown, enjoyed tandem skydiving and loved the outdoors. She is survived by her loving children, Aricka (Roger) Sturgill of Johnstown, Heather Oare of Johnstown; step-daughter, Natalie Perry of Lancaster; life partner, Don Perry of Canal Winchester; sisters, Sally (Bill) Lane of Pataskala, Kerry Furbee of Newark and Sari (Wilbur) Staggers of Nashport; grandchildren, Gavin and Gabriella Sturgill and Dana Oare, all of Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 855 Grandview Ave., Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Douglas B. "Doug" Rife, broker/owner of Doug Rife Real Estate Company and a resident of Dublin Retirement Village, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital with his family by his side. Doug served in the US Army in WWII as an airborne jump instructor with the 82nd Airborne Division. He started his residential real estate career as a salesman in 1950 and in 1960 opened his company on Sullivant Avenue. For 49 years, he had a distinguished career as a real estate broker and was a career-long member of the Board. Away from his real estate business, he found enjoyment playing poker and bridge, and always looked forward to his many trips with Elizabeth to Las Vegas and more recently to Belterra Casino. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth (Grover) Rife; children, Judy (Patrick) Rhodes, Rick (Rhonda) Rife, and Karen (Doug) Eighmey; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rudolph Melvin "Rudy" Stern, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at The Zusman House. For 40 over years, Rudy was a well-known and respected REALTOR® on the eastside of Columbus. He served as a member of the 1972-74 CBR Board of Trustees, was a member of the CBR MLS Committee and he taught many classes for new agents. He was also a member of the Ohio State Alumni Association, B'nai B'rith, Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, and an active member of Temple Israel for over 50 years. In addition, he was a supporter of many charitable causes, among them the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Franklin Park Conservatory. Rudy is survived by his loving wife, Mary Joel Gleeson Stern; son, Robert H. Stern of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Nancy Stern Lipson (Ira) of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons; step-sons, Stephen Gleeson (Susan) of Newark, Ohio and Joe Gleeson (Marilyn) of Richmond, Indiana; step-daughter, Beth Snelling-Stewart of Phoenix, Arizona; eight step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In his memory, donations may be made to Temple Israel, 5419 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213, the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Alabama 36104, or to the charity of your choice.
Philip P. Brown, affectionately known as Prince Philip and Pappa, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Kobacker House. Phil had a long standing career in the Land Title Insurance Industry, where he began his career with Chicago Title Insurance Company and Buckeye Federal Savings and Loan. In 1981, he started Title First Agency. He was a member of YMCA and Exchange Club (Painesville), a lifetime member of Mortgage Bankers and the Ohio Land Title Association (Columbus), and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (Naples). Phil is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary; son, Breck (Holly); daughters, Bridget (Jay) and Brenda (Serf.); nine beloved grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made in his memory to HomeReach Hospice, Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 or American Lung Cancer Association.
Susan Dusz Burns, R.N., Columbus, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at her home. Susan was a REALTOR® with Real Living HER and wasa graduate of Linden McKinley High School and of the Riverside/White Cross School of Nursing (1964). She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Sue is survived by her husband Richard; sons Michael (Amber) and Matthew (Ashley); grandson Jacob; granddaughter Addison; and other relatives and friends. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Development Department, 9990 Riverside Drive, Powell, OH 43065 or Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214.
William “Bill” Fletcher, Grove City, passed away on Friday March 12, 2010, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. Bill was the owner of Achiever Realty, a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God and Gideons International. He was also a 1962 Graduate of North High School, a United States Army Veteran, and a deputized deputy sheriff in Pike County. He will always be remembered for his love of cooking for his family and friends. Bill is survived by his wife Karla Fletcher; Daughter Sheri L. Fletcher-McCorkle; Step son Joey Messer; Step daughters Brandi Edington and Rachel Messer; Sisters Ruth Ann (Bill) Stafford and Pauline (Ron) Cogdill; Brothers Joe (Ann) Fletcher and Ray (Vietta) Fletcher; Grandchildren Joshua, Tyler, Cole, Aspen, Berlin, Javion and Rae Lynn; and Great Granddaughter Alexia.
David "Dave" Dicken, of Columbus, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Crowne Point Care Center. Dave was a graduate of North High School, a real estate broker and a member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® for over 50 years. He also was a WWII veteran in the United States Army Air Corps. Dave is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sara "Jane"; daughter, Vicki (Dr. Dave) Boyer; son, Dave (Lynn); grandsons, David D.M. Boyer, USCG PO2 David C., USAF P.J. SSgt. Douglas "Tony"; brothers, Herb (Kitty) and family, Paul and family; sister, Marj Sucher and family; "grandpa" to Alex and Quinn. Contributions may be made to the USO in his memory.
Robert Lee Camp, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. Bob is joined in death by his wife and love of his life for 47 years, Judith. Born June 2, 1935, in Detroit, MI, he is preceded in death by his parents Clarence A. and Mary H. (Niswander) Camp, Sr., brother Clarence A. Camp Jr. and nephew Jeffrey A. Camp. Survived by sons, Robert (Bridget) Camp and John Camp of Columbus; daughters, Mary Donahue of Powell, Anne (John) Sullivan of Flower Mound, TX, and Catherine (Ryan) Reichenbach of Powell; grandchildren, Abigail and Robert Camp, Ryan and Matthew Donahue, Mary Catherine, Jack, Michael and Sam Sullivan and Mara and Molly Reichenbach; sister-in-law, Marilyn Camp and nephew, Brian Camp of Elida, Ohio. Bob spent his childhood in Detroit, Chicago, and Lima, OH. He graduated from Lima Central High School in 1952, from Ohio Northern University in 1957 where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. Bob started out as a Teacher at Waynesfield High School, then went into Sales with a number of companies including Gold Bond, TrustJoist, and Pennwalt. He desired to be at home more with his family, so he obtained his Realtor license from the State of Ohio in 1976 to be a local realtor and broker for over 30 years. Bob was a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Most recently, Bob was an agent for the US Census Bureau and a Broker at Jackson Real Estate and Development Company. Bob was active in the community and supported his children's activities. Through the years Bob was part of the St. Timothy Parish Council, St. Timothy Men's Club, Swim and Racquet Club, Cub Scout Council Leader and Softball Coach. Bob has been a member of St. Andrews Parish for the last 25-years. The family would like to thank The James Cancer Hospital and Odyssey Health Care for their caring service. Friends may donate to the Odyssey Hospice, Mid-Ohio Foodbank or the Secret Santa Fund at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 East Long Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
Mildred Ann Maira, of Pickerington, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2010, surrounded by her family. Mildred became a real estate salesperson in 1963 and a broker in 1965, and owned Maira, REALTORS® in Whitehall until her retirement in 2000. She is survived by her husband, Anthony and son, Michael of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Rosanne (Alan) Slack of Pataskala; grandson, Cooper of Boise, Idaho; granddaughters, Alicia, Olivia, and Sophia Slack of Pataskala. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Ruth Riley Drake, a retired real-estate broker and long-time member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law in Millersport, Ohio. She was co-founder of her own brokerage, Drake Realty, and Five Star Builders, Inc. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Julia Drake (Andrew) Alfred, of Millersport; son, Dr. James A. (Magali) Drake, of Viera, Florida; grandchildren, Ann and Michael Nagle and Lisa and Corey Callahan; great-grandchildren, Morgan Callahan, Olivia Nagle, Katie Callahan, and Natalie Feller. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Carol S. Sturgill, of Bremen, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was a sales associate with HER Real Living Realty in Lancaster, Ohio and was active in a variety of civic and business organizations. Carol is survived by her partner of 21 years, Steven Reynolds; children, Robert (Kate) Sturgill of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Laurie (Greg) Steller of Sunbury, Ohio and Jennifer (Mike) Piper of Newark, Ohio; the love's of her life - 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Jeanine) Miller, Ed (Ellen) Miller and John (Suzie) Miller; sister, Gretchen (Herb) Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews which she adored. Contributions may be made in Carol's memory to Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, 741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.
Russell Reckling, of Grove City, OH passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He owned and operated Associates Real Estate, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany, and was a member of St. Agnes parish. He was also a 1952 graduate of Aquinas High School and a graduate of The Ohio State University. He enjoyed all types of sports, especially football. Russell is survived by his brother, Mark "Butch" Reckling; children, Kimberly Reckling, Kurt Reckling and their families.
William Selim Day passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 surrounded by his family. William was a licensed REALTOR® for 50 years. He served in the Philippines during WWII as a forward observer for the heavy artillery and, after the war, started Day Brothers Development Company with his brother, Howard. Day Brothers developed and built houses, office buildings, shopping centers and apartments in the Columbus area, and later developed Shamrock Golf Course and Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, of which William was a founding member. He had recently received his 65 year award from his masonic lodge in the Philippines and was a 32nd degree mason, and a member of Aladdin Shriners. He will be lovingly missed by his family and remembered for his love of life, positive attitude and pleasant disposition. William is survived by sons, Norman R. Day, Wm. Bruce (Melody) Day, and Jack B. Day; daughters, Sarah B. (Todd) Shane, Susan F. Day; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and special companion "The Mun". In his memory, friends may contribute to Children's Hospital or The American Cancer Society.
John "Duke" P. Stapleton, retired owner of Metro Title Agency, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Upon graduation from high school, Duke was appointed to the New York City Department of Sanitation. After 20 years of service, he retired as a District Superintendant and moved to Columbus, Ohio. He had a diversified career, which included selling magazines, owning a lawn care service, and finally owner a title company. After 25 years, he sold his title company and retired again. Duke belonged to American Legion Sanitation Post 1110, past Commander American Legion Post 479 in Reynoldsburg, past Commander V.F.W. Post 9473, AmVets Post 312 in Florida, F.O.E. 3261, and American Legion Post 490. He is survived by a loving wife, Joan; children, John Stapleton Jr., Keith Stapleton, and Loretta Sanchez Stapleton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made in his name to Pilot Dogs, 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Edgar Truman Grover, an independent REALTOR® for 50 years, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Willowbrook Christian Home in Worthington. Ed was a graduate of OSU and His passions included flying, hunting, square dancing and bowling. His associations included the AOPA, New England Lodge of the Masons, Big Brothers of America, Sertoma and St. Andrew Pres. Church. He is survived by his wife, Christine; daughters, Kris (Mike) and Kate (Andrew); and son, Scott; two step-children; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributios may be made in his name to Odyssey Health Care, 540 Officecenter Pl, #100, Gahanna, 43230 or Willowbrook Christian Home, 55 Lazelle Road., Columbus, Ohio 43235.
Dorothy Eldora Menning, of Columbus, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2010 after a lengthy, brave battle with Alzheimer's. She was a REALTOR® in Columbus for 25 years and a member of the CBR $25 Million Dollar Sales Award Club. Dorothy was a 1953 graduate from Youngstown Fitch High School where she was the Valedictorian and Homecoming Queen. She is survived by her children, Denise (Chuck) Jordan of Downingtown, PA, Alyssa J. O'Connor and Michael (Lauren) Menning; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister, Nian Cadman Dake; brothers, Harry and Larry Cadman; and special friend, Gary Ludeke. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43221.
Gertrude "Trudi" Shannon, of Grove City, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at the Kobacker House. She was a retired REALTOR® and longtime employee of Frank B. Young, REALTORS® . She is survived by her daughters, Kimberlee (David) Ferrell and Susan (Donald) Skaggs; brother, Paul (Carol) Ollam; grandchildren, Christina Shannon, Jennifer (Chris) Minor, Lynsie and Zachary Ferrell; great grandchildren, Brittany, Nicholas, Tony, Macayla and Cohen; cousin, Madeline Pope. Contributions may be made to Chase Bank in Memory of Trudi Shannon.
Francine L. Vann, of Columbus, passed away on Friday, December, 11, 2009. Francine was a REALTOR® wilth Superior Homes Realty and she worked for TeamAnerica. She is survived by her husband, Lee Vann; daughters, Tonya George, Nichole (Andrew) Oocumma and Erica Dodson; brother, Dwight Plair; grandchildren, Drew Oocumma, Catherine George, Jack Dodson, D'Nisa Oocumma and Ashley George; brother-in-law, James "Alex" Dunn; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43222.
Marvin C. Yerke, Founder and retired President of Yerke Mortgage Company, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2009, at Haven Hospice of Gainesville, Florida. He lived a wonderful 98 years enjoying his many interests. He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret Yerke. Marvin is a past president of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and of the Columbus Association of Mortgage Bankers. He was very active in community and civic affairs and was a life member of West Gate Lodge # 623 F & AM and affiliated organizations. He leaves his wife, Nanci; daughter, Cynthia (Greg) Siebenthal and grandchildren, Chelsey and Kyle; sons, Robert (Peg) Yerke and grandchildren, Mark (Patty) and Brenda and David (Ginger) Yerke and grandchildren, Chris and Gretchen. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity of choice, in his memory.
Anne Rozanski Bownas, Anne Bownas, REALTOR®, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2009. Anne attended Marygrove College in Detroit and The Ohio State University, taught school at St. John's School in Withamsville, Ohio and at North End at St. Mary's School, on the Freedom Trail, in Boston. In 1971, Anne served on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Montessori School and later on the Bishop Watterson High School Board. She was also on the first parish council at St. Peter Church. In 1978, Anne earned her real estate license and in 1981 became a real estate broker. She was most grateful to the buyers and sellers who allowed her to be part of their lives at momentous times. Anne is survived by three children, Francesca Elizabeth (David Rayburn), Pearson Nathaniel (Wendy Walker) and Spencer Garrison; five grandchildren; and friends who were there for her to the end, MaryAnn and Dan Kerscher, Barb and Bob Dusterberg, Claudia Moretini, Candace Feck and Rino Angelini, Carol Arnold, Mary Ellen Carroll and Jane Duffy. Please make contributions in Anne's memory to the charity of your choice.
Bill Randall, Randall Realty, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2009. Bill was a teacher, Scott Paper sales representative and a REALTOR®. If he brought a smile to your face then he considered his life well spent. Memorial contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House. To send condolences to his wife, Marlyn, please visit www.morelandfuneralhome.com.
Robert R. Garrison passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009. He has been a REALTOR® and Appraisor since 1946, and was broker/owner of Robert Garrison, REALTOR®. He also was member of Overbrook Presbyterian Church; a veteran of the US Army Air Corp WWII; a former member of the City of Columbus Bureau of Zoning Adjustment; and he served as a member of York Lodge #0563, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Shriners. Robert is survived by loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy; son, Larry; brother, Glen (Faith) Garrison. Contributions may be made to Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Music Fund , 4131 N. High St., Columbus, Oh. 43214.
Elsa Maginnis, Coldwell Banker King Thompson, passed away on Wdnesday, October 14, 2009. She had been a REALTOR® in Columbus since 1978. Elsa is survived by sons, Robert and Mark (Laurie); daughter, Karen (Marc) Sapp; grandchildren, Zachary, Faith, Jordan, Reilly, and Gillian; brother, Elliott (Norma) Reilly; several nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends with whom she's had dear relationships with throughout her life.
Theodore J. Sayer Jr., passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009. Ted proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952, was a member of The Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree; and before his retirement, was a REALTOR® for more than 40 years in the Grove City area. Ted was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking and golf. Ted leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Aloyse; daughter, Melinda Graney; granddaughter, Torey Penrod; sisters, Janet Palmer and Theresa Karabinos; brother, David Sayer; numerous nieces and nephews; and 'his girl', Abby. In his memory, contributions may be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 123, Washington, D.C. 20004-2608 or to The Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Donavon Russell Campbell passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at the age of 61 after a short battle with cancer. A 1966 graduate of West High School, he attended Ohio University and Ohio State University. He is also a Vietnam War veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He owned his own business, RQI Services, and served in the Charity Newsies. A wonderful father, husband, grandfather, uncle and friend, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Campbell; son, Christopher (Jennifer) Campbell; nephew, Mike Dawson; niece, Carole Brinkler; Sharon's children, Sarah (David) Meske, Marsia Elosh, and Daren (Aimee) Elosh; grandchildren, Haylie Elosh and Liam Meske; as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Donavon and Pauleen Campbell, sister Pamela Dawson and aunt Bernadine Campbell. He was a light in so many lives. Though his humor, compassion and support cannot be replaced, we will all work to bring each other the love he gave so naturally. He will be missed. All arrangements are through SCHOEDINGER HILLTOP CHAPEL, 3030 W. Broad Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kobacker House, 3595 Olentangy River Road. Following a private ceremony at Sunset Cemetery, a public celebration of Russ's life will be held Friday, September 4, 2009, from 6-9 p.m. at Fats Billiards, 2992 Hayden Run Plaza.
Robert L. Amsler passed away on Friday August, 28, 2009, at the home of his daughter in Ostrander, Ohio surrounded by all of his loving family. Retired REALTOR®/Manager at HER Real Living at the Muirfield/Powell Office, he is survived by his wife of 49 years and REALTOR®, Dee; children, Debbie Danals (also a REALTOR®), Molly Silcott and Jennifer Kessler all of Ostrander, Ohio; grandchldren, Reed (Megan), Maggie, Meredith, Morgan, Noah, Blake, Grant and Maria; niece, Leslie; nephews, Joe and Justin. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, Tuesday 3-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1033 West 5th Street Marysville, Ohio. Fr. David Poliafico Celebrant. Interment Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Ohio. There will be be a dinner- reception at Family Homestead in Ostrander, Ohio following burial. Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Mesothelioma Foundation, P.O.Box 91840, Santa Barbara, California 93190.
Richard "Dick" Troutman Ward Sr., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, with family by his side. He was born in Wellsville and raised in Cambridge, Ohio. He graduated from the Ohio State University; served in the Aleutian Islands during WWII; and his proudest accomplishment was being an Eagle Scout. Amongst his many career endeavors, he worked in a steel mill, was a buyer of women's dresses for Lazarus and eventually had his own real estate company. He was a past president of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® . His high standards and work ethic made him a successful businessman and real estate broker. Dick enjoyed a long life of adventure through hunting, fly-fishing, biking, training bird dogs, and sailing. He was an avid cook and a gentleman to all. He was loved by many and will greatly missed. Disk is survived by brother, Elmer Ward; daughter, Jan (Bob) Chambers; daughter, Shelley (Sam) Beck; son, Tim (Beth) Hammer; daughters, Susan (Kevin) Doherty, Karen (Ron) Cameron, Molly (David) Tanner; sister-in-law, Molly Mott; grandchildren, Kristin, Rick, Jennifer, Tyler, Allyson, Joseph, Jacob, Alex, Abby, Meghan, Katy, Thomas and Nicholas; and great-grandchildren, Simon, Nina, Stella.
Sarah H. Simpson, Sarah Simpson, REALTOR®, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. She fought a fierce battle with cancer, tackling it as she did everything in life; with strength, determination and by her own rules. A native of Lancaster, OH, Sarah was a pioneer of women's entrepreneurship throughout her career, creating one of the first successful women-owned businesses in Columbus and inspiring many women to achieve similar success. A gift for storytelling, her exceptional cooking and the flair with which she lived everyday life were three of her most memorable talents. She will be deeply missed by her many long-time friends and her family, sister, Elizabeth; daughter, Paula; son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Stephanie; niece, Victoria; grandchildren, Melissa and Andy; and great-grandsons, Samson and Solomon. In Sarah’s memory, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or by mail at 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH. 43215.
Clarence E. "Gene" Fulscher, Gene Fulscher Realty, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Mayfair Village. After graduating from Waverly High School, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a telegraph operator and later as a train dispatcher, Movement Director, Rules Examiner and Assistant Supervising Operator. He served in the U.S. Army with the 746 Railway Bn. in England, France, Germany and Belgium during WW II. In 1963, he left the railroad and started his Real Estate Company selling, building and developing his own land. He was a member of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Hilliard American Legion #0614 and Linden Lodge #637 F&AM. Gene is survived by his children, David (Susan) Fulscher of Austin, Tex., Patricia (Glen) Ash of Tipp City, OH, and Thomas Eugene Fulscher of Hilliard; sisters, Betty Smith of Waverly, OH, and Dorothy Metters of Grandview Hts.; five grandchildren.
Barbara (Coleman) Hathaway passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a REALTOR® with Real Living HER for over 30 years; a graduate of South High School, class of 1964, and she attended The Ohio State University. She is survived by her granddaughter, Brooke Lipshaw; daughter, Christina (Charles) Walters; son, Charles L. Hathaway; mother, LaVern Coleman; beloved grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the Brooke Lipshaw Fund, c/o Park National Bank, Johnstown, Ohio.
Sammie Carter passed away peacefully on Friday May 29, 2009, surrounded by her daughers. She was an associate with Murray Realty, and as a REALTOR® for over 30 years, she enjoyed working with first time homebuyers and touched many lives. She co-owned Properties Unlimited, REALTORS® and served on and chaired many committees for the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. Sammie is survived by her daughters Carolyn Carter of O'Fallon, Mo. and Ann (Jeff) Brennan of St. Joseph, Mich.; grandchildren David and Stephen Brennan; brothers, James T. Bradley (Betty) of Dallas, Tex. and Dennis H. Bradley (Mary) of Arlington, Tex.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Thomas F. Ketterer passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Mt. Carmel East, surrounded by his loving family after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a sales associates with HER Real Living, a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran and, after 33 years of service, was a retiree of Sears Roebuck Company. He was also a long time starter at Airport Golf Course and an avid golfer. Tom is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Kevin and Jennifer, Amy and Bob Glanzman, Denise and Matt Carlisle; grandchildren, Jessica, Kailey, Nick, Kameron, Jacob, Kyndall, Matthew and Gabe; brothers, Dick (Kathy) and Steve (Jan); nieces and nephews and many dear relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice.
Lloyd F. "Pops" Simmons passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Lloyd was a retired real estate agent with HER, REALTORS® and, in 1981, was named CBR's REALTOR® of the Year.He was a Navy veteran of WWII; a 60-year member of the Westgate Masonic Lodge #623 F&AM; a Charter member of the Hickory Hills Golf Club; and a member of Cypress Wesleyan Church. His greatest treasure was his fishing house at Wills Creek. Lloyd is survived by daughters, Marty (Nelson) Wooldridge and Susie Simmons; grandchildren, Chip and Ryan Geiss, Sheri (Doug) West, Shanny Wooldridge (Scott), granddaughter-in-law, Sara Wooldridge; eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; nephew who was like a son, Kenny (Margaret) Heil; longtime friend, Virginia Allen; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Richard E. Donley passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009, at his home surrounded by his immediate family. Raised in Columbus, Dick graduated from Bishop Watterson High School and attended Ohio State University. He and his brothers, John, Tom and Mike, started Donley Homes Inc. in 1971. They built a successful real estate company developing homes, apartments, condos and office buildings in the greater Columbus area. Dick is survived by his children, Craig (Dana), Stacie, Scott, and their mother, Marilyn; grandchildren, Sydney and Jake; brothers, John (Barbara), Tom (Patricia), Mike (Debbie); sisters, Joan (Rolly) Quillen, Dorothy Leonard, Kathy Squires and her partner, Laurie. Dick was one of the most generous, genuine and caring persons that will be greatly missed by many close family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the James Cancer Clinic, 300 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210, (614) 293-3300.
John P. Kurgis passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 22, 2009. He was a former Professional Wrestler and a retired REALTOR® with Coldwell-Banker/King Thompson (Larry Wade Realtors). John attended St. Mary's High School, graduated from The Ohio State University and was a longtime member of The Athletic Club of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy Ferguson Kurgis; children, Kevin and Gin Kurgis, Sharon Kurgis, Dr. Bradley Kurgis, Karen and Jim Laws; grandchildren, Sally, John, Katherine, and Kevin; sister, Katherine Badurina; nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Friends who wish may contribute in John's memory to: Mount Carmel Hospice, c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 793 W. State St., Columbus, OH 43222-9988, or to St. Catharine Parish SPICE, 2865 Fair Ave., Columbus, OH. 43209.
Robert E. Moyer passed award on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at his residence. He was a sales associate with Brokers and Associates, a member of the Whitehall/Bexley Rotary Club, and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He enjoyed being a high school football referee for many years and had been a Red Coat at The Ohio State University. Bob also had an interest in aviation and was a licensed pilot. He is survived by his wife, Carol Moyer of Columbus, OH, sons, Stephen Moyer of NY, Chad (Nancy) Moyer, Powell, OH; daughters, Alison (Casey) Redmond, Logan, OH, Melissa (Jeff) Donato, Lewis Center, OH; brother, Howard (Juanita) Moyer, Findlay, OH; and 10 grandchildren. Contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214.
Major (Ret.) Robert "Bob" Wrentz White, Sr., passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2008, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Bob retired a Major from the Army in 1974, with his last duty station being Army advisor to the Ohio Guard. After retiring from the Army, Bob began his second career in real estate. From the opening of his first brokerage, Bob White Realty, to his last as Managing Broker for Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate, he enjoyed the challenges found in the representation of clients and the development of his agents to meet the market demands.Bob was the first REALTOR® in the Columbus market place to obtain the CIPS designation and enjoyed many years working with a culturally diverse clientele. Bob was also a specialist in 1031 Exchanges and served as Chairman of The Property Management Appeals Board for Code Enforcement for the City of Columbus. He continued to be an inspiration to those he worked with throughout his personal struggles and refused to allow his health to overshadow the development of the team he had worked so hard to put into place. Bob was a member of the Aladdin Shrine and past member of the Legion of Honor. He continued his commitment to honor those for past military service and was among the founders of the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Mary Jo, also a REALTOR®, with Coldwell Banker King Thompson; children, Robert W (Melody) Jr., Rebecca (Gary) Chambers, Daniel (Carol) White, Jeffrey (Deana); step-daughter, Michelle (John) Weber; mother, Jane (Harold) Pyle; brother, Wilbert Joseph (Sandy) White; mother-in-law, Emma Jo Dolan; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor in care of Jim Garvey, 4840 Patricia Lane, Westerville, OH 43082-8810.
Robert Stewart, ABR AHWD CIPS, broker/owner of Ohio Real Estate Brokers, passed away on Monday, December 22. He had been a very active member of CBR for several years, serving on many of the Board's committees. You always knew when Robert was in the building, because he made a point of greeting everyone. He will be sadly missed by all who have known him.
Larry G. Frazier, of Columbus, devoted father and grandfather, died Wednesday November 26, 2008 playing the game he loved most, tennis. Larry was an associate with Thomas Millican & Associates and a master senior appraiser. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and a Captain in the US Air Force. He enjoyed watching OSU basketball and football. He also loved dancing, and listening to jazz, and Frank Sinatra. He is survived by children, Cheryl, Jay, Larry (Tamara) Frazier; grandchildren, Shane and Connor; and devoted companion Barbara Matrka. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Jeffrey Paul Koontz, of Upper Arlington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Jeffrey was a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker King Thompson and a member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® $25 Million Sales Award Club. He served as a past President of the Northwest Area Real Estate Association, former Director of the Upper Arlington Civic Association; member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scioto Country Club, Brookside Country Club, Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and the OSU President's Club. He was also a graduate of Whetstone High School, attended Miami University and graduated from The Ohio State University. He is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Paula (Brian) Gilmour, of Upper Arlington, Gregory Koontz, of Upper Arlington and his girlfriend Lindsay Thomas; and Mark (Pender) Koontz, of New York City; grandchildren, Ashley Elizabeth and Jack Christopher Gilmour; mother and father-in-law, Joanne and Harry Edgington of Dublin; sister-in-law, Judy and Dennis Richardson of Dublin and a host of other family and friends. Jeff was the best and most loving husband, father, "papa," son and son-in-law who loved spending time with his family. He loved Upper Arlington sports, University of Virginia lacrosse, and OSU sports. In his memory, contributions may be made to The Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, 700 Childrens Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.
James E. Scanlon, retired sales associate with RE/MAX Affiliates, passed away September 14, 2008. Prior to his real estate career, James owned Scanlon Tire Company for 25 years. He was also involved with The Knights of Columbus, Serra Club of North Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and Ancient Order of Hibernians. He had a love for swimming in the gulf and taking long walks along Vanderbilt Beach. He also enjoyed gardening, bird watching and reading. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jeanne Kane Scanlon; children, Mary Jeanne and Mark Evans, James and Vicky Scanlon, Garrett and Sherri Scanlon, Daniel and Kathy Scanlon, Kelley and David Martin; 10 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter; brother, Michael C. (JoAnn) Scanlon; and a host of other family and friends.
Marvin D. Metersky, retired REALTOR® with Tracey Freshwater, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Marvin served in the National Guard in New York and Ohio from 1951 to 1970. He was an Industrial Arts Educator until he began a second career in Real Estate in 1976. He was an active participant in North Area Real Estate Association and was recognized for his volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity of Central Ohio. Marvin was also an avid tennis player and a volunteer coach for St. Charles Tennis Team. Marvin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Shirlien of Worthington, OH; daughter, Karen of Toledo, OH; 2 grandsons, Jacob and Ben; sister, Ann Maire of Spartansburg, SC; as well as several nieces and nephews. Contributions, if desired, may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus, 3140 Westerville, Rd., Columbus, OH 43224.
Linda S. McKnight, a sales associate with RE/MAX Town Center, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Grant Medical Center. Linda was a graduate of Otterbein College, earning her BA in Education followed by a Masters in Education from Ashland University. She was a former teacher for Columbus Public Schools, teaching at Northland High School and Marion-Franklin High School. She was a friend to all, her zest for life was never-ending. Some would say she lived life out loud, enjoying every minute of every day. She will be greatly missed by all who were honored to know her. Linda is survived by her devoted husband of 24 years, William; children, William "B2" (Bernadette) McKnight and Amanda McKnight; dad, Don Sisk; brother, Richard (Anita) Sisk; sister, Ruthann (Steve Frizzell) Sisk; and a host of others relatives and friends, including special friends, Kathy Moore, Cindy Tolford and Connie Stewart. Memorial contributions may be made to The Columbus AIDS Task Force at www.catf.net/holidaygift.htm or the Vicki Speakman Memorial Fund at www.vickispeakman.org.
Lawrence "Larry" F. Hunt "PopPop", of Lewis Center and a sales agent with Coldwell Banker King Thompson passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, after a year-long battle with cancer. Larry was a retired Columbus Public Schools teacher and a former long-time resident of Colonial Hills in Worthington, where he was very active in their Civic Association and a member of St. Michael Church in Worthington, where he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He loved gardening, travel, photography, dancing, music and reading and in later years created many wonderful water color works of art. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Pat Ryan Hunt; and daughters, Erin (Brian) Glowacki, New Albany, OH and Kelly (Tom) Osip, Evansville, IN.; brothers, Donald Hunt, Jerry(Phyllis) Hunt and Bob Hunt, 7 grandchildren and a hosts of other relatives and friends. Contributions may be made to James Cancer Hospital or Kobacker House through HomeReach Hospice in his memory.
Judy S. Butler, a retired REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker King Thompson and a long-time resident of Upper Arlington, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at her home with her family by her side. Judy attended Ohio University, had over 40 years of service in real estate and, throughout the years, was involved in many organizations including the Columbus Museum of Art and Vaud-Villities. Judy's true passion, however, was her love and devotion to her children, her grandchildren and her many dear friends. Her surviving children include, Deborah E. Casto of Columbus, OH, Darcy Casto Weber and husband Glenn Weber of Upper Arlington, OH and James D. Casto Jr. and wife Elizabeth Casto of Dublin, OH; grandchildren, James Weber and Lauren Weber, J.D. Casto III, Jenny Casto and Tyler Casto; sister, Martha Rech of FL; nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends. Judy's enthusiasm for life, along with her enormous heart, will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Contributions in Judy's memory may be made to O.S.U. Pulmonary-Critical Care Division Fund; Fund #312038, 201DHLRI, 473 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 or Zusman Community Hospice, 1151 College Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209.
James M. Cockerell, affectionately known as "Buzz" passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Friday, March 24, 2008. He was a REALTOR® with Jim Tharp Realty, owned and operated Jimchucks Restaurant and Buzz Cockerell's Westerville Restaurant. A restaurateur for almost thirty years, Buzz was heavily involved in the Central Ohio Restaurant Association as a Board member and served two terms as President. His love for God and his Catholic Faith extended to his church at St. Paul's in Westerville, where he served on the school board, parish fundraising committees and held a fourth degree in the Knights of Columbus Westerville Council. Buzz was also active in the Westerville community, where he served as a member of the "O" Club for Otterbein College and on the original committee to bring St. Ann's Hospital to Westerville. In addition, he served as a Councilman, Council President and over two terms as Mayor in the Village of Minerva Park. He also served as President of the Central Ohio Mayors and Municipal Association. Buzz was a devoted husband to his wife Mary Jean (Carfagna), a wonderful Father to his four children, Marsha (Lou) Mampieri, Jeffrey (Mary Ann), Ginamarie (Amedeo) Pagani and James Michael (Crystal). He is also survived by a host of family and friends, including his great friend and business partner Jim Tharp.
Jack R. Murray of Minerva Park passed away on Monday, March 17, 2008, at his residence. He was a retired real estate broker with Murray Real Estate, an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and the Korean War, a retiree from Rockwell International and a past Mayor of Minerva Park. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, and is survived by children, Jacqueline Hormer and Jeff (Patti) Murray; granddaughter, Sarabeth (Shawn) Hull; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Travis; sister, Virginia Marstrell; and brother, Mike Murray.
Mary V. Ey of Columbus passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Riverside Hospital. Mary was a former sales associate with Coldwell Banker King Thompson. She is survived by best friend and husband, Tom; father, William Jerome Smith; children, Tamie Ey, Rick (Teri) Ey, Deanna (Greg) Belmonte, Jennifer (Chris) North and John Ey; eight grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Contributions may be given to the United Methodist Free Store, 946 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206.
Charles D. Scott III, Owner of Scott Q Realty, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Regency Manor. Chuck was a Deacon at the Triedstone Baptist Church, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in U.S. Air Force and a Pilot during the Persian Gulf War. He was a active member with of Toastmasters Int., Urban Boy Scouts, and Tuskegee Alumni Club to name a few. Deacon Scott is survived by his wife, Maria Scott; mother, Margaret Scott, Selma, AL; children, Charles D. (Anjoli) Scott IV, Nia Scott, and Carver Scott; sister, Margaret (Grady) Broadnax; and a host of other relatives and friends. Homegoing 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Triedstone Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m. and family will receive friends at 12 noon until time of service. Burial at Glen Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace (formerly Porter Qualls & Gary), 2500 Cleveland Ave., 267-8310.
Hubert Prince Cushman Jr., of Dublin, Ohio, left this earth in the presence of loved ones on Monday, December 17, 2007. He was a former sales associate with Century 21 Joe Walker & Associates REALTOR® and broker/owner of several companies in Coshocton and Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Tufts University (Delta Tau Delta) and attended graduate school at Dartmouth. He served in Berlin and in the states as a security investigator and Russian Interpreter with the US Army. He is a past President of Ohio Commercial REALTORS® Exchange Association, member of The Mayflower Society and other genealogical and veterans organizations. Bert is survived by 6 children, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, special friend and companion, Charlotte Rhoades, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Roy F. Boyd, MAI, SRA, ASA, Upper Arlington, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at home. He was owner/manager of Arliss Mortgage Company, and formerly was an independent real estate fee appraiser and valuation consultant. He grew up in German Village and graduated from South High School in 1937, received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, a BA from Otterbein College, a BS from Franklin University, an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a JD from Capital University. He was a non-practicing attorney-at-law, and formerly was an adjunct instructor of real estate at The Ohio State University. Roy has served as a Trustee of the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, President of the Columbus Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and the President of the Columbus Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. Roy is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Barbara; daughter, Melissa and son, Craig, of Lakewood. Donations may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214.
Stephen L. Rhodes, Worthington, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2007 at Kobacker House. Steve most recently worked for Coldwell Banker as a Commercial Real Estate Agent. He previously owned Lawnmowers Ohio in Hilliard, as well as the Arcade Barber Shop on Lane Avenue, and worked at Anchor Hocking in Lancaster. His volunteer work included, the Worthington Chapter of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Steve graduated from North High School in 1961, and served in the United States Air Force, which included an appointment as Honor Guard for President John F. Kennedy in Germany. He is survived by his wife, Janice Dearth Rhodes; daughter, Robin Rhodes Freeman; and granddaughter, Megan; son, Ron and daughter-in-law, Betsy Rhodes; and many beloved family members and friends. Memorial Contributions in Steve's name may be made to Kobacker House/HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214 or the American Cancer Society, Worthington Chapter Relay for Life, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Joseph Francis "Franz" Harris, Jr. (Coldwell Banker King Thompson), age 62, entered into Eternal Life on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at his residence. Franz was a graduate of Bishop Watterson High School; a lifetime member of OSU Alumni Association; member of the Columbus Board of REALTORS Million Dollar Sales Club and of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Sales Executive Club of Columbus Board Member; Grandview Education Foundation Board Member; Member of Our Lady of Victory Parish; member of Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree and Past Grand Knight of Council #12900; Knight of the Year, 2005; Action for Children Board Member; and Special Olympics Volunteer Coach. He also was the general manager and vice president of Cordage Papers and a member of National Paper Trade Association. Franz was the beloved husband of 42-years to Sharon (Snee) Harris; loving father to Heidi (Arthur) Varner, Gretchen (Brad) Bertani, Christopher (Emily) Harris and Michael (Lori) Harris. Adored poppa of Madeleine, Grant, Lydia, Gretchen, Joey, Lindsey, Jack, McKenzie, Kate, and Caden and is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with the Rosary at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, at the John Quint Treboni funeral Home, 1177 W. 5th Avenue. Funeral Mass is on Friday, November 9, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road. Rev. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of "Franz" to Our Lady of Victory Building Fund, 1559 Victory Rd., Columbus (43212) or the Grandview Heights Educational Foundation, 1587 W. Third Avenue, Columbus (43212). Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com. "Franz" wanted all of his dear friends and family to go out and make a difference in this world. Serve God by serving others!
John F. Love (Real Living HER), age 74, formerly of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 26, 2007. John was retired from City of Columbus Fire Department and in real estate with Real Living HER. He was an active member of 1st Baptist Church in Grove City and Parkview Baptist in Lakeland, Florida, where he resided in Florida for nearly 10 years. John is survived by loving and devoted wife of 34 years, Erma; children, Phil and David Love of Columbus, Dean Love, of MD, Dennis and Joanne Stump, of Columbus, Deborah and Mark Buehler of TN, Dixie and Jerry Murray of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Mt. Carmel West, 793 West State St., Columbus, OH 43222.
Linda Varga Mascari (RE/MAX Premier Choice), age 58, of Dublin, fell softly into the arms of her Savior Saturday, September 15, 2007 at her home. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and friend, who will be dearly missed by her husband of 35 years, Chuck Mascari; daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Aaron Gausepohl; brother-in-law, Sam (Jackie) Mascari; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Jack) Stark; cousins, Penny Varga and Bonnie (Richard) Bing; several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was an active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1735 Bethel Road with Dr. Jerry Kasberg officiating. Interment Dublin Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Linda Mascari Memorial Fund, c/o Bethel Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH 43220, in her memory.
Joyce Elaine Agriesti (Real Living HER) passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2007, at her home. Joyce is preceded in death by brother Gerald. Survived by her husband, Anthony M.; daughter, Annina; son, Anthony J.; sister, Dorothy Compton; brother, Dr. William M. (Tara) Chinn; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Petrina) and Charles (Bonnie); sister-in-law, Dolores DiSabato; and many nieces and nephews. Please join us on FRIDAY to Celebrate Our Best Friend and Mother's Life at the John Quint Treboni funeral Home,, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 3-7 p.m., concluding with a Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in memory of Joyce to the funeral home, to help defray final expenses. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.
Darrell R. Blankenship (Blankenship Real Estate) passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 29, 2007. He worked originally for General Motors, and then developed Blankenship Real Estate where he worked for 35 years. Darrel was preceeded in death by parents Roy and Mae Blankenship. He is survived by fiance, Cynthia "Cindy" Bashaw; son, Ryan Chaffin; daughter, Anita Sluzele; sister, Donna Miller; other family and friends. Friends may call 3?5 p.m. Sunday, September 2 at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St. Private Graveside service and interment at Sunset Cemetery. To send condolences to the family visit www.schoedinger.com.
Bob Durban (RE/MAX Reflections) passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at his home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a life-long resident of Hilliard and a graduate of Hilliard High School. He served his country proudly in Vietnam. As broker/owner of RE/MAX Reflections, Bob had many productive salespersons who were more like friends to him than business associates. He loved drag racing and drove the winning Class A Funny Car in the 1972 Gatornationals. Bob is survived by his mother, Frieda; brothers, John, George, Lee and Phillip; sisters, Kathleen and Deanna; a host of other relatives and friends; and his dog, Schrader. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 20 at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614) 234-0200.
James "Jim" Spires, former broker of HER Jim Spires and a resident of Cardington, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Altercare of Bucyrus. Jim worked for over 25 years as a real estate broker and was a member of both the CBR and the Morrow County Board of REALTORS®. In addition, he was a member of the Cardington First United Methodist Church, Cardington Rotary Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. Jim served his community on the Cardington-Lincoln School Board from 1988-1996, the Morrow County Hospital Board from 1996-2002 and the Farmers Citizens Bank Advisory Board from 1998-2004. He also served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. His passions in life were his family, a well-mowed lawn and hanging Christmas lights to create a Christmas glow. Jim is survived by his wife, Marilyn, sons, David (Karen), Mark (Tami), and Dan (Crystal) Spires all of Cardington, 11 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 3380 Treemont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.