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Abbott, Wanda
ANDOVER – Wanda Lee (Dearing) Abbott, 73, of Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road, died at home Thursday, September 1, 2005. She was born August 2, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Earl Palmer and Alice Edna Dearing. She was part of the Jefferson Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Wanda loved being outdoors, gardening and working with her hands. Her family was very important to her as were her friends. She did private home health care before going to work at Miller Memorial Health Care Center where she worked for 21 years as a nurse’s aide, an aid in the therapy department, and as a R.S.A. before retiring in 2003.

She is survived by her husband Harry; four sons, Gary (Jeanette) of New York, Kenneth (Joan) of Colorado, Ron (Corrinne) of Florida, Mark (Linda) of North Carolina; one daughter, Sarah ( Shawn) Allds with whom she resided; eight grandchildren, Isaiah & Jerod of Colorado, Jerimy, Jenifer & Jaclynn of Florida, Amanda of North Carolina, Garrison & Daniel at home; five great-grandchildren, Colleen, Russel & Colton of Colorado, Chase of Florida and Alex & Alicia of North Carolina; one brother, Norrel (Barb) Dearing of Austinburg; three sisters, Dorothy Abbott of Jefferson, Nadine (Murrel) Hounshel of Florida and Carol Jean Evans of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-in-law, Melva Christine Abbott; a nephew, Kim Inman; and a great-niece, Michelle Dearing.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 3, 2005 at 3:00 PM at the Jefferson Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the Hospice of the Western Reserve for their loving care.

Donations may be made to the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Ducro Funeral Services, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio.

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Abel, John Paul


John Paul Abel

ASHTABULA - John Paul Abel, 84, formerly of Lincoln Drive, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born January 11, 1925 in Carrollton, Ohio the son of Paul R. and Ina Mae(Dotts) Abel and was an Ashtabula resident for fifty years after moving from Nelsonville, OH.

A graduate of Carrollton High School, he joined the Navy in 1942. After his return from the Navy, he graduated from Muskingham College with a Bachelor of Science Degree and later earned his Masters in History Degree from the University of Akron. He was a teacher and coach at Harbor High School and was later employed at Edgewood High School as a guidance counselor and coach. He was a track and field official for the Ohio Athletic Association for many years.

His greatest enjoyment came from creating woodcraft projects for Ashcraft Industries. He enjoyed volunteering for the Special Olympics as a track official and a bus driver. As a young man, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His survivors include his daughter, Patricia Rockwell of Ashtabula; grandson, Jeff Schultz of Ashtabula; brother, Keith (Judy) Abel of Carrollton; three nephews and three nieces; and good friend, Steve Rockwell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila, in 2004; son, Mark; his brothers, Myron and Frank Abel; and his parents.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 PM and 5 to 7 PM on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Ducro Funeral Home and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Military honors provided by the American Legion Post #103 will be held at 1:00 PM.

The family requests contributions made to Happy Hearts Playground Fund, 2505 Ridge Road, Kingsville, 44048; ARC of United States, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite # 650, Silver Springs, MD. 20910; or the Special Olympics in care of Bill Jenner, 304 West 50th Street, Ashtabula, 44004

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Ackerson, Betty Joan
Betty Joan Ackerson

ASHTABULA – Betty Joan Ackerson, 89, died Thursday, May 17, 2007 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

She was born April 6, 1918 in Vandergrift, PA, the daughter of Paul and Ruth (Linsenbigler) Ackerson and had considered Ashtabula her hometown where she spent her early years and much of her adult life.

While living in Ashtabula, she was an active member of the YMCA Book Forum and at one time was secretary to the Star Beacon business manager.

She attended Fenn College in Cleveland, OH.

Denver, Colorado became her home for 13 years where she was employed as a secretary for the Colorado Department of Education and belonged to local camera clubs.

She lived in Carson City, Nevada off and on since 1974 and retired from the Nevada State Dept. of Commerce in 1984.

Miss Ackerson had a lifelong passion for learning and reading. She especially enjoyed Russian History, English History, literature from all over the world, poetry, and the arts. She lived life to the fullest and was so proud of the loves of her life, her nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all.

Her survivors include her sister, Marylou (Carmen) Sespico of Ashtabula; nephews, William (Elaine) Sespico of Ashtabula and Joseph (Barbara) Sespico of Mentor; nieces, Mary (Thomas) Bamburak of Newbury, Ann Sespico of Scottsdale, AZ, and Kathleen (Charles) Hamalainen of Ashtabula; and many great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 2-4 PM Sunday, May 20, 2007 at the home of Bill and Elaine Sespico, 3128 Avon Blvd., Ashtabula, OH.

No calling hours will be observed.

Contributions may be made to the Ashtabula Co. District Library, 335 West 44th Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, OH. Available at www.ducro.com








Acord, Herbert
Herbert E. “Hambone” Acord

ASHTABULA – Herbert Eugene “Hambone” Acord, 76, of East Prospect Road died Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

He was born December 29, 1928 in Charleston, WV, the son of James W. and Della (Elkins) Acord.

He worked for Union Carbide/Elkem Metals for many years prior to his retirement.

A life-member of the Ashtabula Eagles Lodge, he joined over 44 years ago and was an avid sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James J. Acord; one sister, Imogene Acord; and his parents.

A service will be held 10 AM Friday, November 18, 2005 at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 3140 East Center St. (S.R. 20), N. Kingsville where the Ashtabula Eagles Lodge will conduct their memorial service. Burial will follow.

No calling hours will be observed.

Contributions may be made to the Ashtabula Eagles Lodge, 527 Center Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com


Adams, Allen
Ashtabula- Allen Adams, 60, of Chestnut Ave., died Monday December 12, 2005 at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

Born October 25, 1945 in Ashland, KY he was the son of Edgar & Laurie (Hicks) Adams.

He belonged to the Fellowship Bible Church.

Allen enjoyed watching sports, especially the Cleveland Browns & Indians & New York Yankees, reading his bible and listening to music.

He owned & operated Adams Landscaping in Ashtabula for many years.

Allen is survived by his wife, Glenna (Grubaugh) whom he married in 2002; two brothers, Ollie Adams of Greenville, Missouri, Eddie Adams of Hollywood, Fl; three sisters, Janet Adams of Kingsville, Barbara Adams of Hilliard, Ohio, Mary Adams of Ashtabula.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Angela Adams; and his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday December 15, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Fellowship Bible Church, 4527 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Minster Ollie Adams, brother of Allen’s will officiate.

No calling hours will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Obituary available at www.ducro.com.


Adams, Florence M.
Florence M. Adams

ASHTABULA – Florence Myrtle Adams, 58, of State Road died unexpectedly Monday, May 3, 2004 at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

She was born November 19, 1945 in Painesville, the daughter of Howard Arisman and Margaret (Genther) Demorest and had been an area resident most of her life.

A graduate of Conneaut High School, she was working as a cashier for Sheetz. She previously worked for WalMart, Channel Products, and 15 years for Hills.

A huge Elvis fan, she enjoyed bingo, antique car shows, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, John Adams, Jr., whom she married August 19, 1967; two sons, John III (Amy) and Robert (Margaret), both of Ashtabula; four grandchildren, Alexander John, Kayla Ashley, Annabelle, and Allen; six sisters, Carrie “Cookie” Kennedy of Ashtabula, Emily Herring of Kissimmee, FL, Cheryl Atkisson of Erie, PA, Barb Hewitt and Sandy Demorest, both of Lorain, and Pat Danker of Toledo; and three brothers, Howard “Butch” Hewitt of Lorain, Jimmy Demorest of PA, and Howard “Uncle Howdy” Demorest of Ashtabula.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Demorest, and her parents.

A service will be held 11 AM on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula. Pastor David Adams of the Grace Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.

Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 from 7 to 9 PM and Thursday from 10 to 11 AM.

Contributions may be made to the family.

Obituary at www.ducro.com


Adolphsen, Helen
Helen J. Adolphsen

YOUNGSTOWN – Helen J. Adolphsen, 84, died Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at Northside Hospital.

She was born September 18, 1921 in Carnegie, PA, the daughter of Adolph and Marcella (Matuszewski) Janc and had been a Youngstown resident since 1992.

After graduating as valedictorian of Princeton High School, she joined the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II before being honorably discharged.

She worked 9 years as a teller for Peoples Bank in New Castle, PA before marrying her husband, Albert Adolphsen on January 3, 1954 and moving to Ashtabula.

A member of First Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed gardening and sewing.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Her survivors include two sons, Arthur Adolphsen of Youngstown and Chris Adolphsen, Doctor of Physics at Stanford University, of Menlo Park, CA; one grandson, Jacob; and her sister, Eugenia “Jean” Burd of Ashtabula.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1986; two brothers, Chester and Richard Jance; and her parents.

A service will be held 1 PM Saturday, December 10, 2005 at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula. Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Long, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville, OH.

A calling hour will be held Saturday from 12 to 1 PM at the funeral home.

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Ahlman, Jean
Jean May Ahlman

Ashtabula-Jean May Ahlman, 77, of St Rt 307 West, died Sunday September 4, 2005 at ACMC Hospice Unit.

Born July 27, 1928 in Olmstead Falls, she was the daughter of Albert & Ruth (Jones) Hoffman.

Jean graduated from Austinburg High School in 1946.

Mrs. Ahlman attended Austinburg First United Church of Christ where she was the church secretary for many years.

Jean also worked for Grand River Academy as a Secretary for ten years before retiring.

She enjoyed music, gardening, her home and reading, especially mysteries; in fact, Jean won an award from the book mobile for the most books read in Ashtabula County for one year.

Survivors include; her husband, Eldon, whom she married May 4, 1947 at Austinburg First United Church of Christ; a son, Don Ahlman of Florence, KY; two daughters, Susan (Jim) Schneider of Burlington, KY, Linda (Mike) Green of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Christopher & Alyssa Ahlman, Jennifer, Stephanie and Chad Green.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert & Donald Hoffman; and her parents.

Service will be Wednesday September 7, 2005 at 12:00 PM Noon at Austinburg First United Church of Christ. Rev. Allison Milligan, Pastor of Austinburg First United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow at Austin Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 11:00 AM until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Austinburg First United Church of Christ or Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Obituary available at www.ducro.com





Ahlman

Einar G. Ahlman

AUSTINBURG – Einar G. Ahlman, 84, of SR 307 died Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 6, 1918, in Cleveland, the son of Ernest and Lavida (Larson) Ahlman, and has been an area resident for many years.

Mr. Ahlman attended Louisiana State University. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving for four years in England with the 93 rd Bomb Group of the 8th Army Air Corps.

Mr. Ahlman was employed for 32 years by the Ashtabula Rubber Company, retiring in 1983.

He was a longtime member of the First United Church of Christ in Austinburg.

He enjoyed working on his farm, reading, and music. He especially enjoyed being with his family, and was a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

His survivors include two sons, Richard E. Ahlman of Austinburg and Leland M. Ahlman of Plano, Texas; one brother, Eldon G. Ahlman of Austinburg, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Robert Ahlman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Erickson) Ahlman, in 1990; and his parents.

A graveside service will take place 1:00P.M.on Friday, October 4, 2002 at the family gravesite in Austin Cemetery, Austinburg Township. The Rev. Gretchen Wagner of United Church of Christ of Austinburg will officiate.

No calling hours will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to The First United Church of Christ in Austinburg.

Ducro Funeral Services – Jefferson Home, 17 North Market St., Jefferson is in charge of arrangements.


Aleck, Sherry
Reverend Sherry A. Aleck (Loiacono)

ASHTABULA, OH - Reverend Sherry A. Aleck (Loiacono) started her journey to Heaven on September 25, 2005. Sherry fought a long, hard battle against Pancreatic Cancer for over a year. She was an inspiration to all during her battle, never once giving up or complaining.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 13, 1942. She is a graduate of Edsel Ford High School. She joined the Marines and became a Military Police Officer. She became a minister in Ohio and has served God ever since.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Ball, and her son, U.S. Marine Captain Michael W. Loiacono currently stationed in VA. Michael is asking that no flowers be sent, but that donations are made in Sherry’s name to the Pancreatic Cancer Society (www.pancan.com 877-272-6226), or the American Cancer Society (800-ACS-2345).

There will be a dinner held to celebrate Sherry’s life on Saturday, October 8, 2005 from 4pm-7pm at 2676 Burlingham Drive, Ashtabula, Ohio.

This wonderful woman, extraordinary mom, devoted servant of God, hardcore Marine, and unselfish friend will be greatly missed by friends and family. Semper Fidelis!

Obituary available at www.ducro.com


Allen, Art
Arthur “Art” W. Allen

JEFFERSON - Arthur W. “Art”’ Allen, 88, passed away on December 24, 2007 at his home.

He was born on February 11th, 1919 in Dorset, the son of Arthur A. and Pearl (Prentice) Allen.

He joined the military on January 27, 1942, for the Army Air Corp. He served as an airplane bomber mechanic and ground crew chief of the Air Force mostly in Australia and New Zealand. He received awards such as the Unit Citation Badge and also received four stars, two for Philippine Liberation and two for the Asiatic-Pacific medal.

On November 24, 1946, he married the love of his life, Alice R. (Clark) Allen. They had five children and also ran a successful family business, known as The Allen Lumber Company, until retirement. Arthur was a Sunday School Superintendent for many years with the Eagleville Bible Church and also served as a Trustee and Deacon of the church. He was also the President of the Ashtabula Organ Society for several years. His hobbies included racecar driving, playing golf, boating, camping, hunting, football, baseball, music, and dancing. Most of all, he loved his family, many friends, and the Lord.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 61 years Alice (Clark) Allen; two daughters, Kathleen A. Allen and Susan A. Allen; sons, Joel A. (Gaye) Allen, Thomas L. (Susan) Allen, and James A. Allen; a sister, Mildred McCoy, three grandchildren, Leeanne R. Blevins , Jason Kull, and James Kull; his nieces Judy Laitinen, Roberta Watson, Jane Stoneman, Joyce Sedlak, Jeane Corey, June Spiker, Dawn Csepegi, and Susan McCoy; five nephews, Jim Mason, David Laitinen, Rick Laitinen, Terry McCoy, and Christopher Clark; and also a number of great-grandchildren, great-nieces, and great-nephews all of whom he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Vera Mason, Frieda Foster, and Inez Laitinen; a niece, Janice Mason-Crabtree, and a nephew, Lloyd Clark.

Services will be held 1:30 PM at Eagleville Bible Church on Saturday, December 29, 2007. Associate Pastor Chris Christian will officiate. Burial will be in Dorset Cemetery with full military honors.

Calling hours will be held from 12PM until 1:30PM at the church.

Contributions may be given to the family. The family wants to send a special thank the Ashtabula Regional Home Health Services’ nurses.

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com.



Allen, James C.
James C. Allen

KINGSVILLE – James C. Allen, 59, of Dibble Road, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 6, 2005, at his home.

He was born September 11, 1946, the son of Floyd J. and Darline (Richmond) Allen and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident.

He enjoyed fishing, collecting eagles, and loved animals, especially his dog Chavo.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph and Eric Allen, both of Geneva–on-the-Lake; three sisters, Shirley Partridge of Ashtabula, Bobbie Andrejack of Kingsville, and Beckie Walsh of Chardon; several nephews and nieces; his mother, Darlene Allen of Ashtabula; and his former wife, Judith (Lakatos) Allen of Geneva-on-the-Lake.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Scot Lee Allen and his father.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 PM today, Friday October 7, 2005 at the Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.

A graveside service will be held 11 AM on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the family gravesite in Edgewood Cemetery. Rev. Vernon Palo, Pastor of Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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Allen, Joanne
Joanne Allen

Pierpont-Joanne Allen, 65, of Anderson Rd. died Wednesday May 11, 2005 at her home.

Born January 22, 1940 in Painesville, Ohio she was the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (Isabella) Laskowski.

She had been previously employed as an aide at Garland Community Hospital in Texas.

She enjoyed flowers, cake decorating, cooking and sewing.

Survivors include four children,, Jim (Joy Shortridge) Tucker of Ashtabula, Debbie Wallace of Garland, TX, Ronald (Laura) Tucker of Rowlett, TX, and Connie (William) Old of Pierpont; nine grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Delores (John) Watts of Pierpont, Shirley (Dutch) Hines of Painesville, Virginia (Steve) Hamber of Painesville; half-brother, Joe (Rita) Laskowski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lambert; and her parents.

A memorial service will be held Monday May 16, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Covenant Assembly Of God, 1280 St Rt 46, Jefferson, Ohio, with Rev. Bill Evans officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to family.

Ducro Funeral Services, 4524 Elm Ave., is in charge of arrangements.





Allen, Mary C. "Connie"

Mary “Connie” Allen

ASHTABULA – Mary Constance “Connie” Allen, 93, of East 26th Street died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She had been a resident of Country Club Retirement Center since 1997.

She was born June 18, 1912, the daughter of James P. and Abby C. (Martin) McCarthy and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident.

A 1930 graduate of Ashtabula High School, the quote under her name in the yearbook held true for the rest of her life, “Her personality brings her a host of friends.” She earned a scholarship to St. Xavier College, Chicago where she received her degree in Education.

She taught 7th grade at West Jr. High from 1935 – 1941 and then taught at St. Joseph School and Station Elementary from 1953 – 1959.

An avid reader, she was a master of crossword puzzles and loved birds. She belonged to the local Audubon Society and St. Joseph Church, where she was an active vocalist, singing at funerals and weddings. She loved to travel with her husband in their motor home and they regularly went to Cook’s Forest and various other destinations across the country.

Her survivors include one daughter, Connie Marie Hanus of Bedford; two grandchildren, Glenn and Julie; and one brother, Lee M. McCarthy of Vero Beach, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Loomis Allen on February 3, 2003; one son, Thomas Edward Allen in 1951; two brothers, Robert C. McCarthy and Francis X. McCarthy; one sister, Abby C. Moroney; and her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Ave., Ashtabula. Rev. Fr. Philip Miller, Pastor will preside. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Saturday at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.

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Allen
Scot Lee Allen

CONNEAUT- Scot Lee Allen, 37, of South Ridge Road, Kingsville, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001, at the UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 12, 1963, in Ashtabula, the son of Floyd J. and Darline (Richmond) Allen.

He was a graduate of Ashtabula High School. He previously worked as a janitor for Ashtabula Area City Schools and Community Counseling Center.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Survivors included his wife, Virginia (Johnson), whom he married June 22, 1996; one brother, James Allen of Kingsville; three sisters, Shirley Partridge of Ashtabula, Bobbie Andrejack of Kingsville, and Beckie Walsh of Chardon; a stepdaughter, Shawna Rose; two step-grandchildren, several nephews and a niece; and his mother, Darline Allen.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1971.

A private service will be held at the family gravesite at Edgewood Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Woods, Pastor of First Assembly of God, Conneaut will officiate.

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 30, 2001 from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family




Alma J. Caudill
Alma J. Caudill

ASHTABULA – Alma Jean Caudill, 75, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at Silver Sands Shared Residency.

She was born December 5, 1928 in Floyd Co., KY, the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth (Osborne) Henson and had been an Ashtabula resident for 53 years.

On June 28, 1946, she married the love of her life, Ross Caudill, Sr. and began a never ending love affair that will last for eternity.

Prior to her retirement, she operated the Doll House Ceramic Shop from her home.

A member of St. Joseph Church, Mrs. Caudill was an exceptionally talented and creative lady. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, ceramics, painting, and making porcelain dolls. She even made her own clothing patterns and outfits for her family and her dolls.

She is survived by four children, Charlene (Dalton) Dixon, , Ross “Skip” (Glenis) Caudill, Jr., Mickey Caudill and Kathleen (Tom) Sandella, all of Ashtabula; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Cellitti and Pam Shaffer; three brothers, Audra Henson, Jeff Dean Henson and Sandy Henson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross in 1984; her beloved brother, John Boy Henson on January 19, 2000; six brothers and sisters in infancy; and her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula. The Rev. Fr. Philip Miller, Pastor will preside. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, December 3, 2004 at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 2420 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004

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Alpine, Charles
Full Obituary for Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Charles Alpine

ASHTABULA – Charles (Charley) Alpine, 93, died Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, Kingsville,

Born December 4, 1911 in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of Andy and Hanna (Kananen) Alpine, and was a resident of this area most of his life.

Married to Louise (Wakeman) Alpine, the couple celebrated their 62nd anniversary on February 22, 2005.

Charley was a member of the Ohio Laborers Union and worked for Bessemer Coal Dock and Diamond Alaki. After retiring in 1974 Charley kept active with his grandchildren, his gardening and enjoyed walks with his dog Corkey.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Chatoy Alpine of Virginia; daughters’ and sons’-in-law, Shirley and Doyle Braun of Ashland; Charlene and Carl Saurman of Clinton; Patricia and Tony (Dutch) Gevelaar of Ashtabula; a step-daughter, Carla Gamble of Twinsburg; 14 grandchildren, Tony, Annie, Michelle, Brian, Mark, Tammy, Kelly, Megan, Ricky, Joyce, Tracy, Veronica, Valencia and Manuela; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Raymond; step-son Richard Williams, and granddaughter Tina Williams.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 AM, Monday, March 28, 2005 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 933 Michigan Avenue, Ashtabula with the Reverend Tom Ford officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185 Street, Cleveland, OH 44119.

Ducro Funeral Service and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements.

Available at www.ducro.com.





Alston, Regina

Regina R. Alston

ASHTABULA – Regina Rachelle Alston, 38, of West Avenue died Friday, March 3, 2006 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

She was born January 29, 1968, the daughter of Warren G. Hoskins, Sr. and Vivian Jones and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident.

She attended Ashtabula High School and was a member of Peoples Baptist Church. Known for her great sense of humor, she loved to laugh and joke, attend family gatherings, and spend time with her daughters and granddaughter. She was also a fan of the cartoon show, “Sponge Bob.”

Her survivors include four daughters, Ebony Ezell, Antoinette Ezell, Lynda Alston, and Jessica Alston, all of Ashtabula; one granddaughter, Navayah Ezell; sisters and brothers, Barbara Ezell of Memphis, TN, Arthur (Lillie) Ezell of Ashtabula, Glenda (Michael) Hunt of Ashtabula, Anthony “Rusty” (JaiLita) Ezell of Euclid, Mario (Cherie) Corpening of Abilene, TX, Louise Hoskins, Jammie (Byron) Chatman, Ronald, Raymond, and Richard Lee Corpening, all of Cleveland, Jeanie (Lonnie) Cooper and Warren G. Hoiskins, Jr., both of Ashtabula, Roosevelt (Naomi) Corpening, Jr. of Hawaii, Valerie Owens of Euclid, Lisa Corpening of Geneva, Robin (Diane) Corpening of Watertown, NY, and Reginald Corpening of SC; her parents, Roosevelt and Vivian Corpening of Ashtabula; her former husband, Kevin Alston of Painesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

A service will be held 1 PM Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Peoples Baptist Church 3801 West Avenue, Ashtabula. Rev. Christopher McCain, Pastor will officiate.

Calling hours will be Friday at the church from 11 Am to 1 PM.

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements

Available at www.ducro.com


ALvarez, Carmen
Carmen L. Alvarez

ASHTABULA – Carmen Luisa Alvarez of East 27th Street passes away peacefully Wednesday December 19, 2007 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.

She was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Santiago and Beatrice (Rodriguez) Rivera and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 38 years.

Carmen attended college in Business Administration, and obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. It is important to note that during her collegiate career Carmen maintained a 3.8 GPA.

She retired from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on July 31, 2007. During her career, Carmen served as a Field Training Officer, Classification Officer and translator.
After moving to the United States, she worked for the Department of Labor, Community Action, the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office, and the Geauga County Sheriff's Office prior to coming to Lake County.

A devoted Catholic, she belonged to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she always thought of her family first.

Her survivors include three children, Juan Carlos Alvarez of Ashtabula, Angel Antonio (Melissa) Alvarez of Martinsburg, WV, and Arleen Jeannette (Xavier) Elizarraras of Mission Viejo, CA; 10 grandchildren, Angel, Patricia, Zoie, Mary, Grace, Faith, Sebastian, Alexander, Gabriel, and Gianna; one brother, Anibal Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; her former husband, Juan Antonio Alvarez; and her additional family, including Paula, Rosa, and Sonya.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Israel and Joaquin Rodriguez; and her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM Saturday, December 22, 2007 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1200 East 21st Street, Ashtabula. Fr. Philip Miller, Pastor will preside.

Calling hours will be at the church from 9-10 AM.

Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com


Amzibel, Luella
Luella A. Amzibel

ASHTABULA - Luella Adeline (Watson) Amzibel, 77, of Center Road, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Ashtabula County Medical Center Hospice Unit.

She was born April 14, 1926 in Hartsgrove, the daughter of Guy and Ruby (Fish) Watson and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life.

A 1943 graduate of Pierpont High School, she was awarded a scholarship for her artistic accomplishments to John Nagy Institute of Graphic Arts.

She was a Merchant Marine (Coast Guard Division), belonged to the VFW Post 6846, the American Legion, Dewey Howlett Post#103, and was active in the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, the Anzio Beachhead Veterans of the 45th Infantry Division, as well as other local veteran’s organizations.

In her younger years, she was a scout leader for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and was involved with the John T. McMillan Chapter Order of DeMolay.

Mrs. Amzibel was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church and enjoyed sewing, bowling, and her family. She loved Ming, her granddaughter dog, and watching the Food Network.

Her survivors include one daughter, Sylvia L. (husband Samuel) Platt-Brazil of Ashtabula; two sons, Edward J. (wife Mary Louise) Amzibel of Dover, Delaware and Charles E. (wife Teresa) Amzibel AKA Dr. Chuck Stevens of Ashtabula; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Robert M. “Mitch” Watson of Conneaut.

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Melvin M. Claus; her 2nd husband, Edward Amzibel; three brothers, Quincy, Van, and Spencer Watson; two sisters, Harriet Koch and Pearl Sterling; and her parents.


Funeral service will be at Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2003. Rev. Fr. Philip Miller, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, will preside. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio.

Calling hours will be at Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday, May 12, 2003.

Memorial contributions may be made to her family.

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Anderson, Albert

Albert “Andy” Anderson

ASHTAUBLA – Albert “Andy” Anderson, 92, formerly of Jefferson Ave. died Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Country Club Retirement Center.

He was born December 28, 1910, the son of Albert and Barbara James and was adopted by his Aunt and Uncle Frank and Louise (James) Anderson as a child. He lived in Jefferson on South Market Street from 1939 to 1958 and then moved to Ashtabula.

After attending Ashtabula High School, he served in the Phillipines in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 943.

Prior to his retirement, he worked 42 years for Saybrook True Temper.

An avid Cleveland Indians fan, a bowler and fisherman, Mr. Anderson loved sports and played on several baseball teams.

His survivors include one daughter, Shirley Campbell of Ashtabula; one son Robert Anderson of Geneva-on-the-Lake; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel (Anderson), whom he married April 12, 1934; two sons, Larry and James Anderson; a grandson, Timothy Anderson; a sister, Caroline Baker; and his parents.

A service will be held 11 A.M. on Friday, July 18, 2003 at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. The Rev. Michael Legg, Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Ashtabula County United Veterans Counsel will conduct full military rights at the graveside.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, July 17, 2003 from 7 to 9 at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.


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Anderson, Carl

Carl A. “Junior” Anderson

DORSET – Carl Arthur “Junior” Anderson, 76, of Footville-Richmond Road died Friday, August 1, 2003 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown.

He was born June 3, 1927 in Denmark Twp., the son of Carl John Peter and Mildred (Housel) Anderson and had been a lifelong Ashtabula Co. resident.

Prior to his retirement, he worked 28 years for True Temper, retiring as Shipping Supervisor.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Allene (Evans), whom he married March 17, 1962; three daughters, Linda (husband Mark) Fogus and Brenda (husband Steve) Lautanen, both of Dorset, and Kathy (husband George) Wight of Clearwater, FL; one son, Dale Thompson of Linesville, PA; 7 grandchildren, Timothy and Daniel Shoby, Thomas and Jessica Wight, Joshua and Haley Thompson, and Jacob Fogus; one great-granddaughter, Bernice Shoby; one sister, Clarice Franklin of San Antonio, TX; and one brother, Larry Anderson of Santa Anna, CA.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Norman Anderson; three sisters, Donna Piper, Arlene Easton, and Diane Anderson (in infancy); and his parents.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 6 to 9 P.M. Monday, August 4, 2003 at the family home at 4028 Footville-Richmond Road, Dorset.

At his request, no services will be held.

Ducro Funeral Services – Jefferson Home, 17 N. Market St. is in charge of arrangements. Available at www.ducro.com



Andrejack, O. Ella
O. Ella Andrejack

ASHTABULA – O. Ella Andrejack, 90, formerly of S.R. 193, Kingsville died Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Silver Sands where she had been a resident for the past several years.

She was born March 7, 1917 in Cleveland, the daughter of Zachary and Antonena Stelmachuk and had been an area resident most of her life.

A graduate of Kingsville High School, was a lifelong member of St. Andrews Catholic Church where she cleaned the church and was an avid bingo worker for many years. She belonged to Council of Women and participated in their many fundraisers. She also ran the blood pressure clinic for many years in the church hall for Sheffield Township.

Ella loved her flower garden and playing pinochle and volunteered canning fruits and vegetables at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home and collecting for the American Red Cross.

Her survivors include three sons, Robert J. (Bobbie) of Kingsville, Andrew James, Jr. (Shirley) of North Kingsville, and David Z. (Jackie) of Greer, SC; two daughters, Annette ((Dave) Holub of Kingsville and Elaine (Dennis) Engelmann of Ashtabula; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Andrejack, Sr. on July 1, 2000; one granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Andrejack; and her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9 AM Thursday, May 24, 2007 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 3700 SR 193, Kingsville. Rev. Fr. Stephen Wassie, Pastor will preside. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.

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Andrus, Edward
Edward C. Andrus

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – Edward C. Andrus, 80, of Geneva-on-the-Lake passed Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 2:13 AM at Hospice House, Cleveland surrounded by his family.

Ed was born February 11, 1929 in Ashtabula and spent his whole life in Ashtabula County.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he loved the Lord, his country, and his family and friends.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served in the Air Force Band.

He married Dorothy “Dottie” (Sickinger) on January 13, 1953 and raised four children moving to Geneva-on-the-Lake in 1964. Dot and Ed owned and operated Indian Creek Resort for 41 years and developed it into the largest and Woodalls, Trailer Life, and Wheeler’s highest rated campground in Ohio. He was a CPO (Certified Park Operator), a Certified Pool Operator, and had many awards such as Sparkle & Spark Plug. Ed was very active in the Ashtabula County Tourism effort since 1976. He was a member of Ashtabula County Tourism (ACT) which was the forerunner of Ashtabula County Convention and Visitor Bureau (ACCVB). He received the first Tourism Excellence Award Person of the Year in 2007 in recognition of his service to the tourism industry of Ashtabula County.

He was fire chief of Geneva-on-the-Lake for 25 years and was involved with the Ashtabula Co. Fire Chief’s Association. He served on the Planning Commission Board, the Geneva-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce, and on both the state and local Board of Health. He served with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol, was a private pilot who enjoyed flying his N7759T plane, and was a Great Lakes ship captain. He was also Citizen of the Year for Geneva-on-the-Lake in 2006. His last adventure is Lake Erie Vista, a complex of 47 luxury condos on our great Lake Erie. This project will be completed by dedicated family members. Another favorite project was building the Indian Creek Resort Chapel and Pavilion, which is the only church at Geneva-on-the-Lake. Friends and family built the chapel and now it is here for all to attend. Services are every Sunday May to October 15. Please come join us.

Nationally, he was on the board of ARVC and belonged to the Beamers Bottle Club.

His hobbies were his work, but he also loved to travel. He went on Eastern Airlines 21 day unlimited mileage 2 times to all the Caribbean Islands. His favorite trip was in January of 1999: a great adventure to Europe on the Concorde. He loved spending time with his family and friends and also enjoyed reading, playing cards, boating, and flying.




He was a visionary and had a great journey. We are so proud of him. He had so many achievements.

His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy and four children, Edward C. (Debby) Andrus, Donna Mae (Dan) McGrath, Donald E. (Gayle) Andrus, and Scott E. (Sue) Andrus, all of Geneva-on-the-Lake; 12 grandchildren, Danielle (Richard “Bill”) Balog, Donald (Jen) Andrus II, Steven, James, Joe, Mike, Crystal, Eric, Emily, and Terri Lee Andrus, Eddie (Adrianne) Andrus III, and David (Christiana) McGrath; one great-granddaughter, Deanna Balog; and his brother-in-law, Anthony (Betty) Sickinger who operate High Tide at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and his parents.

A memorial celebration will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Indian Creek Resort Chapel and Pavilion, 4710 Lake Road East, Geneva-on-the Lake. Full military honors will be conducted by the Geneva VFW Post #6846 to open the service. Rev. James Douglass, Pastor of Indian Creek Chapel, will officiate with musical accompaniment by Jimmy Fuller.

Friends and family may visit following the service from 2 to 5 PM at the Indian Creek Fellowship Hall to continue sharing in the celebration of his life.

Contributions may be made to the Indian Creek Chapel, Geneva-on-the-Lake as an alternative to flowers.

Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com




Andrus, Howard I.
Howard I. Andrus

AUSTINBURG – Howard Ira Andrus, 79, formerly of Saybrook Township died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born October 19, 1929 in Ashtabula, the son of Ernest and Anna (Bowen) Andrus and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident.

A 1949 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he worked on the family farm on Ninevah Road and then as a pipefitter for East Ohio Gas Company before his retirement.

On May 25, 1979, he married Darlene K. Woodworth at the Saybrook United Methodist Church, where he had been a member.

A former member of the Moose Lodge and the V.F.W., he loved to dance and attended dances at these organizations regularly. He also loved antique cars and was especially proud of his 1932 pink Packard Convertible.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Austinburg.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon Andrus; and his parents.

A calling hour will be from 11 to 12 on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Zaback-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula. A service will follow at 12 Noon with Rev. Shirley Deemer, Pastor of Mentor Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.

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