Steven L. McCallion
Steven L. McCallion, 47, passed away at Tri Point Medical Center in Concord, June 23, 2017. Born June 24, 1969, he was the son of William Jr. and Linda (Harper) McCallion.
Steven was a dreamer with a thousand dreams. Most recently he wanted to build a steam locomotive. Steven would crotchet constantly and was self taught. His blankets, hats and shawls are available for $1000 each. He was passionate about things others gave little mind to and was quick to kindness and trusting others.
He leaves behind his mother, Linda McCallion; brother Robert (Nicole) McCallion; sisters-in-law, Sandra McCallion and Tracy DeJonge; many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Steven was preceded in death by his father, William Jr; and brothers, William III and James.
A memorial service for Steven will be held at St. James Episcopal Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017. Final resting place is Perry Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Steven’s name to the St. James Episcopal Church’s Lunch Program, 131 North State Street, Painesville, OH 44077. www.stjamesoh.org.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting Steven’s family during this time.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Julie A. Sullivan
Julie A. Sullivan, age 58, of Madison passed away on June 22, 2017
in Madison. She was born on May 19, 1959 in Washington Court to Ruth (Bernard) and Donald
Spriggs.Julie was a homemaker and is Surivived by her husband Terry,
Daughters Amy Sullivan of Madison, Ruth Dobranic of Chardon, Kimberely Andrews
of Madison and 9 grandchildren 2 Sisters, and 6 half brothers and sisters.
she is preceded in death by her son Austin.
Funeral services are private.
Tamara J. Norris
Tamara J. Norris, age 38 of Wickliffe, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 29, 1978 in Warren she was the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Norris.
Tamara was a true people person and always enjoyed helping others, putting their needs first. She worked for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She also enjoyed her time spent working as a life guard at the Willoughby YMCA. Always on the go Tamara loved running, arts and crafts. Her deep Faith in God helped her to always remain positive. She was a personal motivator to so many people in her life and she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter: Kiyren; parents: Tom and Barb; sisters: Tabatha (Mattie) Krause and Sam Price; step sisters: Nikki Chambers and Sarah King; step brothers: Steven and Michael Loomis; grandmother: Grace White; her hero Vanessa Snyder and many family members and friends, including Jessica Francis, Laura Wilhelm, Carrie Homewood, and Her Bill; her beloved pets Kilohana and Baby Cat.
A Celebration of Tamara’s Life will take place at 12 Noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2930 Townline Road in Perry. The family will receive friends until 6pm that afternoon at the church so please stop and share the stories of how Tamara shared her life with you.
Contributions may be made to the family.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.
Online obituary and quest book can be found at www.behmfuneral.com
Clarence Leonard Preslar III
Clarence Leonard Preslar III, age 37, of Concord Township, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. Born May 26, 1980 in Chardon he was the son of Clarence L. Preslar, Jr. and Deborah (Miner) Givens.
Clarence worked for API Wax Pattern Works in Willoughby. He loved fishing and could often be found at his favorite spot, the Harpersfield covered bridge. He loved hanging out with his friends and a good game of basketball.
He is survived by his dear companion: Cherlyn; his son: Davin; mother: Debbie (Bruce) Givens; father: Clarence (Kathy) Preslar, Jr.; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his cousin Jason.
Memorial Service for Clarence will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 725 East Main Street in Madison. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.
Online obituary and guestbook at www.behmfuneral.com
Wilma J. Rabbitts
Wilma J. Rabbitts, 72, loving wife of Lann, mother of Joanna Marie Rabbitts, grandmother of Courtney and Lauren, daughter of Wilma M., loving sister to Becky (Joe), Tom and Dave (Diana), passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She joins her father Grant and brother Carl in the arms of our Lord. Wilma was born in Pursglove WV, May 26, 1945. Her family came to Ohio and Wilma graduated from Madison High School. She attended Lakeland Community College for various accounting courses and was always good with math and working out finances. Her most important job was taking care of her loved ones. Wilma loved the Lord and was active at Faith Baptist Church in Perry, Ohio. Among her many ministries there, she was most involved with the sewing club, Sunday school nursery, and all fellowship activities. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and reading. She loved life and the promise of joining her Savior Jesus Christ. Friends may call 4-6pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church, 3003 Narrows Rd. Perry OH 44081. Funeral service will follow at 6pm, officiated by Pastor Curt Gordon. Final resting place will be Perry Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Wilma’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair, Cleveland OH 44110. The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting Wilma’s family during this difficult time. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Charles “Chuck” Ralph Martin
Charles “Chuck” Ralph Martin, age 74, of Madison, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 2, 1942 in Rachel, WV, the son of Carolyn Jean (Lipps) and Argyl Ralph Martin. Chuck married Kathryn Ann Parrish on November 18, 1967 in Mannington, WV.
Chuck graduated from Monongah High School in 1960. He served in the US Army from 1961 to 1964, stationed in Germany. When he returned, he went on to earn a Machine Trade Program Certificate at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, WV. Chuck was a machinist for 44 years mostly at Kennametal in Willoughby and Solon. Chuck was a member for over 40 years of Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying the great outdoors. Chuck always had a project going and loved going to car shows. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Kathy; son, Charles Robert (Barbara) Martin of Fort Collins, CO; daughter, Julie Ann (Frank) Roposh, of Madison, Ohio; grandson, Bryce Martin; mother, Carolyn Jean Dodd of Ft Myers, FL; aunt, Barbara Huskin of Four States, WV; cousin, Richard Huskin of Four States, WV and 3 Furry Feline Friends, Squeaker, Stripes, and Cammie.
He was preceded in death by his dad; step-dad, Albert Dodd; grandparents, Everett and Marian Lipps; uncle, Michael Huskin and many other beloved relatives.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Hubbard Rd, Madison, Ohio. Final resting place will be at North Madison Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve,
17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Herbert C. Saari
Herbert C. Saari, 87, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
He was born June 2, 1930 on the family farm in Saybrook to Carl and Dyyne (Carlson) Saari, and was the third of seven children.
He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1948, and worked at the Star-Beacon, Yoder Brothers Greenhouse, Anderson’s Toy Town, Ashtabula General Hospital, where he retired from after 27 years, The Lawson’s Store, and Wal-Mart, where he recently received his 20 year pin.
On December 9, 1951, he married Margie Hadlock at the First English Lutheran Church in Ashtabula, where he participated in the choir, was a lay reader, board member and also communion assistant.
The doctor told Marge when they got married that she probably wouldn’t be able to have a baby, but together they had five, wow, she sure did prove them wrong.
He loved everyone that he cared for and he frequently visited them during their stay at the hospital to see how they were doing. He got the nick-name, Motor Mouth, because no one could talk more than him.
In 2014, he received the Senior Citizen of the Year for Ashtabula County, which he considered a real honor.
On July 14, 1978 when Darla, 21, died in a car accident, and 11 weeks later, Cheryl, 23, and her son Paul, 3, died in a house fire. Herb and Marge were devastated, and did not know how to go on until they were introduced to The Compassionate Friends. Herb dedicated his life to TCF, having served in numerous capacities.
Surviving are his children, Rick (Barb) Saari, Sr., Sue (Todd) Veverka, and Jon (Tina) Saari; grandchildren, Rick (Crystal) Saari II, Daniel Ciolek, and Alaina Ciolek; step-grandchildren, Sara (Jason) Kibler, Beth (Kevin) Frey, and Neal, Andrew, and Nick Veverka; great-grandchildren, Jazmine and Rick Saari III; step great-grandchildren, Taylor Branscome, and Molly, Lilli, and Wyatt Kibler; brother, Lloyd Saari; ex-wife, Nancy Ralph; and special friend, Ann Kerswell Turner.
Preceding Herb in death are his parents; wife, Margie Saari; daughters, Darla Wyant and Cheryl Wyant; grandchild, Paul Wyant; sister, Helen Spangler; and brothers, Henry, Raymond, William and Walter Saari.
Visitation will be held from 1 – 3 PM and 5 – 8 PM on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2929 Carpenter Rd, Ashtabula, OH.
A service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Burial will be at Saybrook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Compassionate Friends Northeastern Ohio Chapter, 2718 N. Ridge Rd. E., Ashtabula, OH 44004, in his name. www.ducro.com
Richard Hickox Robbins
Richard Hickox Robbins, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Born December 26, 1942 in Geneva, OH, the son of Richard and Virginia (Fellows) Robbins, it was no surprise that many referred to him as Santa Clause.
On July 14, 1962, Dick married his wife Irene (Pasanen) Robbins, and together they created a family that he adored. He was a warm-hearted man, as well as a complete jokester who loved to make people laugh.
He enjoyed watching Nascar, drinking a beer or two, and riding his motorcycle before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1995.
Dick leaves behind his beloved wife, Irene Robbins; daughter, Lisa (Harry Meadors III) Robbins; son, David (Amy Huggins) Robbins; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Ricky Robbins.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 5 – 7 PM at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, OH.
Delores M. Fish
Delores M. Fish (84) of Ashtabula died on Sunday June 25, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.Born September 4, 1932 in Ashtabula she was the daughter of Pasquale and Elizabeth (Corrado) DiAngelo.
Delores was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her enjoyment came from spending time with her family. Survivors include her daughter Susan (Ralph) Mongenel of whom she made her home , son Robert (Janet) Fish , grandsons Robert (Joseph Lococo)Rossetti and Kylan Fish, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter LuAnn Fish, sisters Marie Rich, Betty Braga , and brother Peter DiAngelo.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday June 29 at 11:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Peace Parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with Father David Bridling officiating, burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 8 P.M. in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. in Ashtabula. Condolences can be made at uerrierofuneralhome.com
Ronald Lee Limback
Ronald Lee Limback, 88, passed away peacefully on June 21st at the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake after a long illness. He was born December 11, 1928 in Ashtabula to the late Arthur and Leah (Tunte) Limback. He grew up in Ashtabula and Jefferson and was a 1947 graduate of Jefferson High School. He was a resident of Bedford Hts. for over 40 years.
He spent his entire career in manufacturing, working at Ward Products in Ashtabula and the Tenna Corporation in Cleveland before purchasing the Gray Wire Specialty Company which he owned and operated until his retirement. An avid golfer, he played at many premier golf courses and attended many premier tournaments but was happiest playing with his buddies in the Bedford Heights Seniors Golf League and looked forward to their yearly South Carolina golf trip. He played with them for more than 30 years until ill health forced him to hang up his clubs in 2015.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Candy (Ferritto) Limback, his brother Jack Limback (Violet Hakala), and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Deborah Limback of Stafford, VA; Michael Limback of Overland Park, KS; and Jody Siegel (fiancé, Eric Chandler) of Indianapolis, IN; his great-grandchildren Courtney Stevens of Stafford, Nicholas and Samantha Limback of Overland Park, and Gus Siegel of Indianapolis; a cousin Edward Limbach of Aurora, OH, an aunt Joan Tunte, aged 104, of Jupiter, FL, and nephews, James, Timothy and Francis McCarthy and their families. He is also survived by his former daughter-in-law, Carol Bollman Luff and her husband Dick of North Ridgeville OH who were his care-givers and with whom he made his home for the past year.
The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Western Reserve, the Ames Family Hospice House, and, especially, his in-home hospice care team – Leanne, Sam, Kristie, Diane, Brenda, Jeff and Dr. Florin – for their kind and compassionate care.
On July 15th, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St. in Ashtabula where friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Dennis P. Butts
Dennis P. Butts, 66, of Conneaut, passed away Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017. He was born January 9, 1951 in Conneaut, OH, and was the son of Wilbur M. and Marjorie (Hall) Butts.
After graduating high school, Dennis enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving during Vietnam. He then worked at Spartech as a supervisor retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Conneaut American Legion Cowle Post 151, and the Conneaut Moose lodge. He was an avid fisherman and loved being on the lake. He enjoyed hunting, working on cars, and riding his Harley, but most of all, he loved being with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Sandra (Holcomb) Butts whom he married in 1984; his sons Denny (Carolyn) Butts of Colorado Springs, and Bryan (Jeanne) Butts of Conneaut; his daughters Christina (Noe) Diaz of Santa Fe, and Lori (Andrew) Into of Geneva; grandchildren Tyler, Halee (Alex), Piper, Brynn, Alexandra, Tate, and Kendall; his great-granddaughter Aeriella; and his brothers Wilbur Butts of Lockhaven, PA, Randolph Butts and Ronnie (Pam) Butts, all of Conneaut.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St. Full military honors conducted by the American Legion Cowle Post 151 will take place at the end of visitation.
Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Denny to the Conneaut Fish and Game Club for the Kids Fishing Derby, or to the Wounded Warriors Project. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.
Eleanor May Ingram
Eleanor May Ingram, 90, of Conneaut, passed away peacefully Monday, June 19, 2017. She was born, May 29, 1927 in North East, PA, the daughter of Leo Griswold and Margaret (Beatty) Crosby.
Eleanor attended Amboy United Methodist Church, Springfield Senior Center, WIMAREN Social Club for wives of Merchant Marines. She was active with Amboy PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Conneaut Historical Society. Eleanor enjoyed crafting, canning, gardening, and baking, especially her famous zucchini bread.
Survivors : daughters Sharry (Robert Manis) Ingram, Judy (Dick) Harvey, Susie Bond, Gail (Jim) Randolph, sons: Dave (Dorothy Brainard) Ingram, J.P. (Cheri) Ingram, Hugh (Tammy Thompson) Ingram, and Bart Ingram; sister, Kathy Steiner; sister-in-law More Crosby; brother-in-laws Richard (Cynthia) Ingram and Dewey (Linn) Ingram; Grandchildren: Chris, Shannon, Dan, Jill, Wes, Jason, Tina, Heather, Holly, Heidi, Jodie, Kelly, Traci, Robbie, Kevin, Christa, Shannua, Jayson, numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death her husband, Edgar John “Slim” Ingram; parents and step-father Bing Crosby, daughter Margaret “Mags” Hogle, brother James Crosby, and sister Mary Grace Slater.
A Memorial picnic will be held from 5-9 PM, Friday, June 30th, 2017 at Conneaut Township Park, Upper Pavilion, 480 Lake Rd.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be in Eleanor’s honor to the Conneaut Historical Society, 501 Sandusky St. Conneaut, OH 44030. Envelopes will be available at the picnic and Marcy Funeral Home, which has been entrusted with arrangements.
Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Frank E. Soukenik
Frank E. Soukenik, 99, of N. Bloomfield, OH, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Vista Care in Mineral Ridge,, OH. Services are incomplete at this time.
Janice J. Lake
Janice J. Lake, age 74, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at UH Geauga Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Paine Funeral Home, Inc. 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH
Theo Markus Malkamaki
Home Going Celebration services for Theo Markus Malkamaki, age 14 of Concord will be 7 PM Friday at Leroy Community Chapel 12920 Painesville-Warren Rd Leroy, Ohio. Theo died of complications of brain tumor treatment on June 23rd at The Cleveland Clinic. He was born on Sept 19th, 2002 in Mayfield, Ohio. Theo was in 8th grade at John R. Williams and a straight A student. Theo attended Leroy Community Chapel and had a very strong faith, but is now Home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, free from suffering.
Survivors are his mother and father: Solene (Boivin) and Daniel, sister: Lila 13, brothers: Matias 18, Thomas 17, Sami 10, Niko 8 and Mika 2, and beloved companion, his guide dog Tribord. Grandparents are Yves-Marie and Marie-Odile Boivin of Bordeaux, France, Veikko (Laura) Malkamaki of Concord, Kaarina (Yrjo) Lehtonen of Concord, Great grandmother Paulette Echardour of Bourgneuf-en-Retz, France and by his precious uncles, aunts and many cousins.
Pastor Mark Spansel of Leroy Community Chapel will officiate the Celebration service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Mira, the organization who gave Theo his dog, www.mirausa.org or make a check to Mira Foundation USA, 77 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Arrangements are being handled by the Potti Funeral Home
1009 Mentor Ave. Painesville, Ohio
Doris J. Bearce
Doris J. Bearce, age 87, of Conneaut died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at UH Geauga Medical Center.
Doris was born on June 6, 1930 in Conneaut the daughter of Irvin and Ruth (Garlock) Tuttle. She attended Conneaut High School.
Doris worked as a beautician for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Bob, and spending time with her family and friends.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Bearce in 2004 and a brother Richard Tuttle.
She is survived by her son Robert and Patty Bearce of Conneaut, a daughter Joanne and John Cole of North Carolina, nine grandchildren, Bobbi-Jo Bearce, Mark Bearce, Charity Emery, Reina Duerinckx, Alyson Horst, Rick Fuller Jr., Traci (Bobby) Canaday, Ted (Angela) Grubke, Shane (Amy) Cole, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St. Conneaut, Saturday July 22, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., and burial to follow at Kellogsville Cemetery.
Carmen W. Penna
Carmen W. Penna (88) of Ashtabula, funeral service Monday 11:30 A.M. in Guerriero Funeral Home with Father David Bridling of Our Lady of Peace Parish officiating, Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 at funeral home Monday morning. Entombment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. www.guerrierofuneralhome for condolences.
Elizabeth P. Grant
Elizabeth P. Grant, age 75, of Andover, OH, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at Saybrook Landing in Saybrook, OH.
She was born June 21, 1942, in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of Robert and Virginia (Calkins) Couch. Formerly of Madison and Mentor, Elizabeth had been a resident of Andover since 1980. She was employed at Sparkle Market in Andover; and formerly of True Value in Geneva where she was manager for many years. She formerly attended the Our Lady of Victory Church in Andover; and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4035 in Andover and the Linesville Sportsman Club. Elizabeth enjoyed fishing and camping; loved front porch living with her family and friends; and was a very organized person.
She is survived by four sons, Ronald A. (Norma) Bissett of Willowick, OH, William A. (Kim) Bissett of Perry, OH, Rick (Sharon) Keller of Girard, OH, and Mike Keller of Fowler, OH; two sisters, Shirley (Jack) Wilhelm of Saybrook, OH, and Sheila Buehner of Rock Creek, OH; one brother, Robert (Lynn) Couch of Madison, OH; her companion of many years, Derald Keller of Andover, OH; 14 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; and several Nieces and Nephews. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Robert L. Bissett, Jr. in 2015; and one sister, Delores Guinn.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in New Bedford, PA. Calling hours will be on Monday, June 26th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Kingsville, OH 44048. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Joanie K. Follette
Joanie K. Follette, 84 of Conneaut died Monday (June 19th) at Villa at the Lake in Conneaut. She was born February 9, 1933 in Madison, Ohio the daughter of John Frederick and Gertrude Elizabeth (Fischer) Davidson.