The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 27, 2006

Obituaries for 4/27/2006


WILLOUGHBY -- Frank Tuttle, age 96, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in Willoughby, Ohio.

He was born on March 18, 1910, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was a resident of Willowick for 51 years.

A Machine Operator at Eaton Stamping for 30 years, he also worked seven years for the Willowick Service Department.

Mr. Tuttle was a sports fan and avid golfer.

He was married 68 years to Helvi (nee: Hyyti); Father of Gloria (Dave) McCombs of Quinwood, West Virginia, Phil (Kathleen) of Solon, Ohio, and Roger (Connie) of Harpersfield, Ohio; Grandfather of Dale, Frank, and Marc McCombs, Diane Lively, Megan Petronsky, Jeffrey Tuttle, and Maureen Robinson; Great-grandfather of eight; Great-Great-grandfather of one; Brother-in-law of Ernest Hyyti; and Uncle of many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, William, Donald, Belva Smith, Edna Tuttle, Freda McELhaney, and Fern Owen.

A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2006, at JACK MONREAL FUNERAL HOME, East 320th and Vine Street, Willowick, with Pastor Robert Schuler, of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, officiating. Burial will be in Western Reserve Memorial Garden.

Calling Hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., today, Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Breckenridge Village, 36855 Ridge Road, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.


ASHTABULA -- Darlene A. Teitelbaum-Lynn, age 50, of New London Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born April 28, 1955, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the third daughter of Jerome and Betty (Herrington) Teitelbaum. She returned to the Ashtabula County area in 1998 after living in Oklahoma for two years.

A workaholic, she was employed at Diversified Accounting and Amy's Tax Service, Incorporated, as an Office Manager/ Tax Preparer.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she was a member of the American Legion Post 112, Madison.

She loved the sun, the beach, and spending time with her family.

Her survivors include her husband, Barry E. Lynn; three children, William L. Hamilton IV, Toni Ann Hamilton, and Ezra D. Miller Jr., all of Ashtabula County; four grandchildren, Haley Ann, Ezra Donald III, Chelsea Lynn, and Connor William; her parents, Jerome and Betty Teitelbaum of Mentor; three sisters, Sandra Strodtbeck, Linda Teitelbaum, and Dodi Fuljatar, all of Mentor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Pastor Bill Daywalt of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Mentor, will officiate.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2006, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE -- Virginia M. (Stevens) Nichols, age 88, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, died at her home Monday evening, April 24, 2006.

Born January 1, 1918, in Fremont, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Carlton A. and Gertrude E. (Hammond) Stevens.

Mrs. Nichols graduated from Conneaut High School and received her teaching degree from Lake Erie College. She began her teaching career at Rowe School in Conneaut, Ohio, as an elementary teacher, and taught for many years in the Geneva School system.

She was a member of the United Church of Geneva, the Women's Study Club, and was Past Worthy Matron of Grace Chapter #11 Order of Eastern Star of Geneva.

She enjoyed playing in a golf league, and for many years, wintered in Englewood, Florida.

Mrs. Nichols is survived by her sister, Marjorie (William) Morgan of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Emily and Steven Nichols of Canton, Ohio, and Jeffrey and Jeremy Johnson of Chicago, Illinois; and a number of nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Schubert A. "Red" Nichols; her daughter, Bonita Johnson; and her son, Todd Nichols.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Robert Cunningham, Pastor of the United Church of Geneva, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Conneaut, followed by a time of food and fellowship at United Church of Geneva.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday evening, April 28, 2006, at the Funeral Home, with Grace Chapter of Eastern Star conducting services at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


LEROY TWP. -- Mary G. Searles, age 89, of Leroy Township, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Lake East Hospital in Painesville.

She was born on April 4, 1917, in Vinton, Ohio, and was a resident of Leroy Township for 56 years.

A Clerk for Leroy Township, she was a member of Leroy Community Chapel; Leroy Grange, where she was a Secretary; Leroy Garden Club; Leroy Heritage Association; charter member of Flemme Flares; and Ohio Township and Clerk Association.

She is survived by her sons, Richard (Carol) Searles of Painesville, Fred (Lynn) Searles of Barberton, and C. Edward (Karen) Searles of Ashtabula; daughters, Emily (Paul) Yoder of Leroy, Susan (Alvin) Sharp of St. Cloud, Florida, and Linnie (Charles) Lausin of Thompson; brothers, John (Donna) Gooch of South Carolina, and Robert (Charlene) Gooch of California; sister-in-law, Cleo Gooch of Columbus, Ohio; many grandchildren; many, many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A. Searles, who passed away in 1995; son, Stephen Searles, who passed away in 2000; brothers, Russell Gooch and David Gooch; and one great-grandchild, Jonathan C. Ellerbe.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2006, at Leroy Community Chapel, 12920 Painesville-Warren Road, Leroy Township. The Reverend Jeff Allem and the Reverend Tom Chapman of the church will officiate.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, April 27, 2006, at SPEAR-MULQUEENY FUNERAL HOME, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville.

Contributions may be made to Leroy Community Chapel or Leroy Grange.

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RICHMOND TWP. -- Mary Ruth Sane (nee: Witt) , age 80, of Richmond Township, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Cleveland Clinic.

Born January 17, 1928, in North Carolina, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mae Witt.

Married to Ottis B. Sane on March 30, 1951, she has lived in Ohio for 52 years and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Sane at home, and Paul Sane of Youngstown; one daughter, Nettie Pomp of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis B. Sane, in 1981; her parents; and two sisters.

Services will be held in Newport, Tennessee, at a later time.

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