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Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Source: Geneva Times
Dated: Jun. 19, 1873
COURT NEWS:
  Nellie RUSS
vs. W. L. Russ, Divorce decree granted.
  On trial June 13th, the case of Romanzo SPRING vs. John F. BURKE, likely to occupy several days.
Source: Geneva Times
Dated: Jun. 26, 1873
  Shortly after 4:00 on Monday, Alonzo J. MORGAN died by his own hand, according to a full column account of his death by witnesses.  He was dead in his office at the freight depot from a pistol shot along with a message: "Poor health for the past eight years will account for what I have done."  An inquest held the following morning elicited the facts printed in the article.  Morgan was born in Geneva and had passed his 24th birthday.  Some eight years ago he was taken with a wasting sickness, which confined him at home for a long time, from which he never fully recovered.  Survivors are his mother of West Main St., a brother and sister.
Source: Ashtabula Sentinel
Dated: Feb. 17, 1876
DIED:
 
In Windsor, Mary 8, 1875, Backus GRANT aged 75.  He was born in East Windsor, CT. on May 6, 1800.  At an early age he emigrated with his father's family to Canada, and from there in a small boat upon Lake Erie to OH, landing at Ashtabula Harbor about 1810, moved to Windsor
Ashtabula News
Dated: Mar. 7, 1877
DEATHS:
In Dorset, 5th inst., Mrs. Olive BULLARD age 86
In Orwell, Jan. 18th Mrs. Lavina Bartlett GOULD, aged 84
In West Andover, 27th ult., Mrs. George DOLPH, aged 61 years, 4 mos. 17 ds.
In North Kingsville, 20th ult., Dolly VANSLYKE, aged 81 years 5 months.
Source: Ashtabula Sentinel
Dated: Mar. 8, 1884

DIED:
  Mrs Susan MORELAND
aged 80 in Geneva Feb. 29, 1884
  Norman DOLPH, formerly of Leon, OH, in McBride, MI, Mar. 3, 1884
Source: Geneva Times
Dated: Jun. 24 1885
 
MARTIN MOODY, PIONEER
 
In Saybrook on May 29, Martin MOODY, aged 85 years went to his reward.  He was born in Harrington, Ct. on Sept. 16, 1800.  His father died when he was but eight years old.  The mother being left with her little family in somewhat straitened circumstances, this boy, at the tender age of eight years, was put out to a deacon of Southington where he received his education at a common district school of that period, which was not, of course, very thorough, as most of our pioneers can testify.  Mr. Moody had a very remarkable memory.  He recently said to your correspondent, "I can today give you the names of all the 75 scholars who attended school with me, and divide them into families as they belonged at that time."
  November 12, 1822, he married Catherine BARNES, and in 1878 came to Ohio, locating in Claridon, Geauga County.  While living in Claridon, his winter's business was threshing with the flail.  Threshing machines had not yet appeared.  He used to thresh about 20 bushels of wheat per day and clean up in the evening.  He threshed as high as 1,500 bushels in one winter.
   In 1846 he moved into Orwell and located on a tract of land on the banks of Grand River, where the forest was unbroken, and undismayed he went to work in his usual determined way to carve out a home and clear up a farm for his little family.  He did not pursue the usual mode practiced at that time of cutting down his timber in winter and spring and after harvest logging it up and burning off and putting the ground in wheat; but cutting down a tree, he built a fire, cut up his tree and burnt it as he went along.  This way of clearing up land required double the hard work that the usual way of clearing did, but the reason of it was that the ashes for black salts were more valuable.  Making salts was the only means he had of meeting his payments on his land, and in this laborious manner he cleared up a large farm and supported a family of some six or seven children.  He worked early and late and six days in every week.  His wife died several eyars ago.  Since that time till his death he made his home with his children.  He died at teh home of his son in Saybrook on the 29th ult.  Peace to his ashes.
Source: Geneva Times
Dated: May 5, 1886

   Remains of the late Romanzo SPRING were placed in the valut at the time of the funeral Sunday last, and consigned to their last resting place at noon the next day.
Source: Geneva Times
Dated: May 15, 1891
DIED:
  Joseph GRAY
in Geneva, May 5, the 11? year old son of Robert GRAY.  Remains interred in Catholic cemetery at Ashtabula.
  J. F. BLAIR, an aged and esteemed citizen of Kingsville, was terribly gored by a bull on Tuesday of last week.  He died the following day.
IN MEMORIAM: (Extracted from original copy)
  Olle Sybil MINER died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clara AMES, in Cleveland, Thursday Apr. 23, 1891, aged 88 years and 8 days.  She was born at Austinburg Apr. 16, 1803 the daughter of Deacon Noah COWLES.  Sybil married John Rice MINER Apr. 17, 182.  They
Source: Geneva Times
Dated: May 29, 1895
  Martha WILLIAMS in Austinburg, May 25, 1895 aged 65.
  Mrs. Ruth ROBINSON, in Geneva, mother of E. G. KINGMAN, aged 64 years.  Interment at Milford, NY where Mr. KINGMAN went with the remains, leaving Geneva at 9:50 Tuesday morning.
  Frederick McDONALD, in Madison, May 22, 1895, aged 41 years, of consumption.  Only son of Mr. & Mrs. Lyman McDONALD, early pioneers of Hubbard Rd.
Source: Geneva Times
Dated: Sept. 20, 1899
DIED:
  Judge Clarkson COLEMAN died at his late home, Colony, Knox Co., MO. September 1.  Judge COLEMAN was born in West Andover, where a brother, Deacon L. L. COLEMAN survives him.
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Friday, August 24, 2007

KINGSVILLE — Joseph Harvey Berry, age 95, of Creek Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.


Born Jan. 30, 1912, in Stoneboro, Pa., he was a son of the late William Joseph and Mary Ellen (Harvey) Berry and had been an area resident most of his life. A graduate of the Ohio State University, he was a Golden Gloves boxer during the 1930’s.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a landscape architect for the Ohio Department of Transpor tation, and he previously owned Berry Landscape Company and Ashtabula Construction Company.

A member of St. Joseph Church and the B.P.O. Elks #208, Mr. Berry’s favorite pastime was visiting with family and friends. An avid horseman, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and traveling with his wife.

Survivors include three children, Beth (John) Daugherty of Stow, Mary (Thomas) Rose of Kingsville, and Philip (Jo Merkle) Berry of Athens; five grandchildren, Justin, Erin, Michael, Laura and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 53 years, Bernice (Riethman) Berry, on Feb. 5, 2005; his grandson, Jeremy Berry; one brother, Charles E. Berry; and his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Ave., Ashta bula, Ohio, with the Rev. Philip Miller, Pas tor, presiding. Inurn ment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling Hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ash ta bula, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.

Available at www.ducro. com
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Friday, August 24, 2007

KINGSVILLE — Joseph Harvey Berry, age 95, of Creek Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.


Born Jan. 30, 1912, in Stoneboro, Pa., he was a son of the late William Joseph and Mary Ellen (Harvey) Berry and had been an area resident most of his life. A graduate of the Ohio State University, he was a Golden Gloves boxer during the 1930’s.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a landscape architect for the Ohio Department of Transpor tation, and he previously owned Berry Landscape Company and Ashtabula Construction Company.

A member of St. Joseph Church and the B.P.O. Elks #208, Mr. Berry’s favorite pastime was visiting with family and friends. An avid horseman, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and traveling with his wife.

Survivors include three children, Beth (John) Daugherty of Stow, Mary (Thomas) Rose of Kingsville, and Philip (Jo Merkle) Berry of Athens; five grandchildren, Justin, Erin, Michael, Laura and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 53 years, Bernice (Riethman) Berry, on Feb. 5, 2005; his grandson, Jeremy Berry; one brother, Charles E. Berry; and his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Ave., Ashta bula, Ohio, with the Rev. Philip Miller, Pas tor, presiding. Inurn ment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling Hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ash ta bula, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.

Available at www.ducro. com
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Friday, August 24, 2007

KINGSVILLE — Joseph Harvey Berry, age 95, of Creek Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.


Born Jan. 30, 1912, in Stoneboro, Pa., he was a son of the late William Joseph and Mary Ellen (Harvey) Berry and had been an area resident most of his life. A graduate of the Ohio State University, he was a Golden Gloves boxer during the 1930’s.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a landscape architect for the Ohio Department of Transpor tation, and he previously owned Berry Landscape Company and Ashtabula Construction Company.

A member of St. Joseph Church and the B.P.O. Elks #208, Mr. Berry’s favorite pastime was visiting with family and friends. An avid horseman, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and traveling with his wife.

Survivors include three children, Beth (John) Daugherty of Stow, Mary (Thomas) Rose of Kingsville, and Philip (Jo Merkle) Berry of Athens; five grandchildren, Justin, Erin, Michael, Laura and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 53 years, Bernice (Riethman) Berry, on Feb. 5, 2005; his grandson, Jeremy Berry; one brother, Charles E. Berry; and his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Ave., Ashta bula, Ohio, with the Rev. Philip Miller, Pas tor, presiding. Inurn ment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling Hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ash ta bula, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.

Available at www.ducro. com
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Saturday, August 25, 2007

Norwalk — Shirley J. Hager, age 81, of Norwalk, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at Gaymont Nursing Center.

Born June 27, 1926, in Conneaut, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Roy N. and Margaret Ann (Heimer) Smith. She attended St. Mary School’s in Conneaut and came to this area 20 years ago.

She attended St. Paul Catholic Church and was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #2743 Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie #711 Auxiliary. She enjoyed Wednesday night Norwalk Booster bingo, collecting elephants and angels and loved spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include her son, Michael W. (Sharen) Hager of Corona, Calif.; her daughters, Joan M. (Jeff) DuFore of Port Clinton, Ohio and Clarice Jean (Dale) Foster of Norwalk, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hager, in 1987; her brother, Lawrence Smith; and sisters, Kathryn Allds and Marian Zehner.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St. Norwalk, Ohio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St. Norwalk, Ohio with father David Cirata officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Saturday, August 25, 2007

N. KINGSVILLE — Barty Elvine Jackson, age 81, of Dibble Road, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at UH- Conneaut Medical Center.


Born July 8, 1926, in Ivanhoe, Va., she was a daughter of the late Erty Ellis and Sarah Victoria Dalton.

Barty retired from Ashtabula Skyway Drive-In Theatre, where she managed the concessions stand for 21 years. She enjoyed crafts, quilting, shrimp dinners, collecting knick knack’s, bowling and her grandkids.

Survivors include five children, David A. Jackson, Jr. of Austinburg, Beulah (Charlie) Plats of N. Kingsville, Wanda (Charles) Phelps of Mansfield, Ohio, Raymond (Tammy) Jackson of Kingsville and Robert (Barb) Jackson of Conneaut; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barty was preceded in death by her ex-husband, David A. Jackson Sr.; son, Ralph E. Jackson; siblings, Aaron Dalton, Beulah “Goldie” Dalton, Ellis C. Dalton, LuRethie O. Gegan, Garland Dalton, Gladys M. Jackson, Virgil W. Dalton, Ollie G. Dalton and Charlie A. Dalton.

A Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, with the Rev. Kenneth Roberts, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Calling Hours will be held two hours prior to the Service from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pentecostal Church of God, 2201 Cook Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Available at www.ducro.com
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Saturday, August 25, 2007

CONNEAUT — Robert George Graf, Sr., age 84, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2007, at Ashtabula Co. Medical Center, following a brief illness.


Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Burbank, Ohio, he was a son of Franklin and Florence (Markel) Graf. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Force during W.W.II and was shot down in the Sea of Japan. Bob married his wife of 60 years, Esther Hetrick Graf, on July 3, 1947.

He retired in 1982, from the East Ohio Gas Company, after working there for 38 years.

He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Conneaut, where he served in leadership roles as Deacon, Church Moderator, sang in the choir and served on numerous committees. He was a very active member of the International Order of Odd Fellows holding offices locally, statewide and nationally. He was on the Board of Directors for the Odd Fellows Home in Springfield, Ohio and most recently, as a member of the Uniform Branch with the IOOF, held the position of General Commander of the World, as a four star General. For many years, he was a member of the Odd Fellows Honor Guard, which stood guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and was also a member of the Salem Rebekah’s #385.

Bob was a Past Commander of the American Legion Cowle Post #151, and was a Republican Committeeman. He served as a Conneaut City Councilman and continued to spend most Monday evenings attending Council meetings. He was an active member of the Conneaut Rotary Club and was a charter member of Conneaut Optimist Club. He also served on the Conneaut Public Library board, the Conneaut Recreation Boar, was a Trustee at Conneaut Fire Station #3 and was also a long time member of the Ashtabula County Town Choir.

Among his varied activities, he traveled to California for three years to assist in the building of the Odd Fellows float for the Rose Bowl Parade.

Bob was instrumental in many local projects, including the construction of the boardwalk at Conneaut Township Park beach. He and Leonard Dello were key persons in building the war memorial at Conneaut City Hall and he also enjoyed helping to restore Ashtabula County covered bridges.

His many hobbies included golfing, bowling in numerous leagues and crocheting. He made golf club covers, sweater vests, slippers and stocking caps, which he enjoyed giving away and always carried dog treats in his car to give out.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; six children, Donita (Wendell) Jensen of Findlay, Ohio, Roberta Lou Brammer of Canton, Ohio, Rebecca (Philip) Smith of Richmond, Va., Robert (Cyndi) Graf II of N. Kingsville, Ohio, Tena (George) Robotham and Ronald (Barbara) Graf, both of Elgin, Ill.; a sister, Betty Hartshorne of Wadsworth, Ohio; a brother, Raymond (Corrine) Graf of Wooster, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Graf; and a granddaughter, Glenna Brammer.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, 370 State St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Jonathan Singer, pastor of the church, and Bob’s grandson, the Rev. Peter C. Smith, pastor of Blackstone Presbyterian Church in Blackstone, Va., officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday Aug., 26, 2007, at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio. The Odd Fellows will conduct a Memorial Service at 7:30 PM.

Additional time will be at the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of Service, Monday, Aug. 27, 2007.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First Baptist Church, Hospice of the Western Reserve, or to the Conneaut Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home and at the Church.
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH

THOMPSON — Fannie L. Andrews, 96, died Friday, August 24, 2007.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, with the Rev. Harley Wheeler, of Thompson United Methodist Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44119.

Arrangements by The Behm Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Madison.
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Monday, August 27, 2007

MIDDLEFIELD — Clarence J. “CJ” Ohl, age 76, a resident of Middlefield, Ohio, passed away Saturday evening, August 25, 2007, at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital, Claridon Township.

Born Sept. 11, 1930, in Chardon, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clarence and Hazel (Phillips) Ohl and was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Middlefield High School in 1948. On April 20, 1957, he married Stella Majka in Middlefield and they had just celebrated 50 years of marriage.

In his earlier years, he worked at Russell Funeral Service. CJ also worked as a foreman at Kingsbury Asphalt Company and retired from Ronyak Paving in 1996.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Middlefield for 60+ years; a member of the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department since 1948; and a life member of VFW Post #9678 in Middlefield. He enjoyed camping.

Survivors include his wife, Stella; three daughters, Judith (Richard) Cook of Middlefield, and Cynthia (William) Hull and Kathy (Joseph) Mayoros, both of Troy Township; grandchildren, Jason (Kelly) Cook and Matthew (Stacy) Cook, Chrissy, Stacey and Kailey Hull, and Jennifer and Ryan Mayoros; and two great-grandchildren, Ashleigh and Zachary Cook.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Christopher Hull.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at the RUSSELL GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL SERVICE, 15670 W. High St., (Rt. 87), Middlefield, with Pastor Edward Peterson, of the First United Methodist Church, 14999 S. State Ave., Middlefield, officiating. Burial will be in Middlefield Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the Middlefield Fire Department, P.O. Box 1026, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Monday, August 26, 2007

MENTOR — Betty R. Warner, age 82, of Mentor Hills Drive, Mentor, Ohio, died early Friday morning, August 24, 2007, at Kemper House where she had been a resident the past three months.

She was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Rock Creek, the daughter of Ollie and Myrtle (Ludy) Myers and has been a resident of Mentor since 1976, previously living in Orwell. Betty was married to Hugh E. Warner on May 23, 1942, in Maysville, Ky.

She was a member of the Orwell United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping and traveling.

Survivors include a son, Larry H. (Carol) Warner of Branson West, Mo.; a daughter, Linda L. (Robert) Deimling of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio; grandchildren, Kimberly Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah, Krista Ivey of Phoenix, Ariz., Randy Deimling of Irving, Tex., and Beth Newbauer of Columbus, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Graham and Hunter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hugh in 1997; a brother, Bryson O. Myers; and three sisters, Crystal Wengstrom, Bernice Reed, and Evelyn Ritter.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at the Jefferson Home of the Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, INC., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Meredith Coleman, of the Jefferson United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Brownville Cemetery.

Calling Hours will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice of Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44119-1330.

Guest book and obituary on-line at fleming-billman.com.
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH

GENEVA — Beatrice L. “Bea” Bush, 80, died Sunday, August 26, 2007, at Cardinal Woods Nursing Center, Madison.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced by C.A. Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio.
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

MIDDLEFIELD — Therese “Terri” Mares, age 45, a resident of Middlefield, Ohio, passed away early Monday morning, August 27, 2007, at University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland.

Born July 31, 1962, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of Jaro S. and Dolly (Kall) Mares and was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of Berkshire High School in Burton, Class of 1980.

A Sales Clerk, she was employed by Watson Furniture in Middlefield for 11 years.

An avid Browns Fan, she loved being with her nieces, nephews and family.

Survivors include her parents, Jaro and Dolly; a son, James Macauley of Middlefield; two daughters, Ashley Macauley of Middlefield and Krystal Lear of Eastlake; two brothers, Jaro A. (Shannon) Mares of Middlefield and Paul M. (Becky) Mares of Mesopotamia; two sisters, Cheryl Ann Rimel of Orwell and Peggy Mares of Middlefield; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral Service will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2007, at RUSSELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 15670 W. High St., (Rt. 87), Middlefield, Ohio.

Visitation will be Thursday from 12 p.m., Noon, to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until time of service at the Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the family.
The Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH
Sunday, August 26, 2007

CONNEAUT — Harold J. “Mike” Richards, age 81, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Saturday morning, August 25, 2007, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center.

Born April 25, 1926, in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was the son of Miles J. and Lempi V. (Hakkarainen) Richards. A lifelong area resident, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving during World War II.

Mr. Richards retired in 1991 after 30 years of service at Foseco Metallurgical in Conneaut.

He was a member of East Conneaut United Methodist Church, where he was an usher. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball at any level, playing horseshoes, fixing things, and gardening. He loved singing crazy nursery rhymes to the grandchildren and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred “Millie” (Kultti) Richards, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 5; his daughter, Kathy Pierce of Concord Township, Ohio; two sons, Tim (Marcia) Richards of Brecksville, Ohio, and Tom Richards of Conneaut; five grandchildren, Marissa, Allison, and Kyle Richards, Kaari (Matt) Schroeder, and Robert Pierce; his sister, Dorothy Hill of Madison, Ohio; and his brother, George Richards of Conneaut, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruth Albee; and three brothers, Marvin, Roy, and Harry Richards.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio, with the Rev. Paula Marbury, pastor of East Conneaut United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio, will Full Military Honors.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Monday, August 27, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest memorial contributions be made to the Conneaut Local Youth Organization or to the Memorial Fund of East Conneaut United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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