KIM C. WOLCHIK
ERIE, PA - - Kim Christopher Wolchik, age 52, of Wagner Avenue, Erie, died on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at St. Vincent's Health Center.
He was born in Albion on May 3, 1954, the son of Walter and Janet Betts Wolchik of West Springfield.
He had worked for Highland Park as a electrical technician.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Courtney, and a sister, Robbie Ann (Lance) Smith of Conneaut.
Private Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg.
STEFF FUNERAL HOME, Albion is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be to one's choice.
Condolences at www. stefffuneralhome.com
SHARON L. NUZUM
CONNEAUT - - Sharon L. Nuzum, age 48, of Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, December 17, 2006, at UH Conneaut Medical Center.
She was born October 10, 1958, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Robert and Lois (Pretty) Foster, Sr.
A Conneaut resident for the past 16 years, she attended the First Assembly of God, and enjoyed collecting bears, sitting on her front porch, and all of nature in general.
Survivors include her parents, of Geneva; her husband, Daniel K. Nuzum, whom she married June 12, 1976; two daughters, Virginia Nuzum of Conneaut, and Marsha Nuzum of Las Vegas, NV; her son Kennith Nuzum of Painesville; two sisters, Darlene Crumrine of Ashtabula, and Sandy Fetters of Valrico, FL; two brothers, Robert Foster Jr. of Ashtabula, and Dan Foster of Bellington, WV; five grandchildren; and a number of more distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street in Conneaut, Ohio, with the Reverend Andy Warren, pastor of Conneaut First Assembly of God, officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
GINGER L. GRIFFITHS
ASHTABULA - - Loving mother and grandmother, Ginger L. Griffiths, age 54, of Ashtabula, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 17, at the home of her daughter in Ashtabula.
She was born March 26, 1952, in Conneaut, the daughter of Edgar S. and Viola (Armstrong) Erdman.
A Conneaut resident most of her life, Ginger attended Knoedler School of Nursing and has worked since 1986 as a licensed practical nurse in several facilities throughout the county.
Most recently she has spent her time caring for and enjoying spending time with her family and grandchildren. She very much enjoyed doing arts and crafts, and as a child, also enjoyed dancing.
Survivors include four daughters, Toni Iorio of Conneaut, Raffaela Iorio, Christina Cooper, and Holli (Mike) McFadden all of Ashtabula; 14 grandchildren, Heather, Justine, and Jordyn Paneto; Curry, Tre, Kurdell, and Shakur Williams; Shayla, Vincent, and Drake Jackson, Jadyn, Jacee, Shane, and Teegan McFadden. Also surviving are her mother Viola Erdman; two sisters, Jodi (Drew) Acierno and Judy (Tom) Church of Conneaut; two brothers, Edgar "Butch" (Cecelia) Erdman of Wellsburg, WV, and Terry (Pauline) Erdman of Colliers, WV; a number of nieces and nephews; and her companion Santos Rivera.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1982; a brother Raoul "Sandy" Erdman in 1943; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
A Graveside Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006, in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, officiated by Brother Harold Adams of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Friends may call at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street in Conneaut, on Wednesday, December 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
LAWRENCE E. WHITE SR.
ASHTABULA - Lawrence Edward White, Sr., age 85, formerly of Seymour Drive, died Saturday, December 16, 2006, at UH-Geneva Medical Center.
He was born March 10, 1921 in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, the son of John Alfred and Nellie (Sheckler) White and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life.
Prior to his retirement, he worked 20 years for the New York Central Railroad in the Reclamation Plant. He worked for a short time as a builder after his retirement.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II.
Mr. White loved playing cards, especially spite and poker, throwing horseshoes, canning tomatoes, and working in his vegetable garden.
His survivors include two daughters, Bonieta "Bonnie" (Richard) Walker-Lowitz of Niceville, Florida and Barbara (Garry) Newberry of Austinburg; two sons, Lawrence E. "Sonny" White, Jr. of Opdyke, Illinois and William G. "Billy" (Joyce) White of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Kathryn Calhoun, Juliet Walker, Bonnie Meagher, Shane Newberry, and Tracy White; five great-grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney, Trevor, Austin, Ava; two sisters, Mary Gravatt of Sandy Lake, PA and Darlene Howard of Beaver Falls, PA.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn Mary (Sandella) on November 28, 1999; two brothers, Gene and Myron White; one sister, Zelma Hedrick; and his parents.
A Service will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at the DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. A private burial will be Thursday in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville with full military honors.
Calling hours will be 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Available at www.ducro.com
JOSEPH J. BUTTICE
ESPYVILLE, PA - - Joseph (Joe) John Buttice,
age 42, of Espyville,
left us suddenly Sunday, December 17,
at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born August 7, 1964 in Meadville, the son of Joseph B. and Margaret L. Lucas Buttice.
He married Patricia McGrath June 13, 1986, she preceded him in death in July of 2001.
Joe was a 1982 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School.
For 20 years he worked at Andover Industries and currently was employed by Third Dimension in Geneva, Ohio working in purchasing and scheduling.
He was the co-founder of E. P. E. in Erie for over six years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and listening to Blue Oyster Cult.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret L. Kiggins and his stepfather, Asa Kiggins of Espyville; a daughter Sarah Anne Buttice of Cochranton; three sisters, Regina Hanna and her husband Mark of Hartstown, Dianna Catalano and her husband Robert of Meadville, and Mary Jo Maxwell and her husband Robert of Chardon, Ohio; three brothers, Ronald J. Buttice and his wife Peggy of Espyville, Donald Buttice and his wife Pam of Ft. Mill, South Carolina, and Salvatore Buttice of Erie; his second family, Kimi, Steve, Marc, and Amanda Knapp; many nieces and nephews; and one great niece. He will be greatly missed be his many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife and father.
The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006, at ROYAL-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, Pennsylvania, with Reverend Rachael Johns of the Hartstown Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. December 20, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Western PA District, 5100 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, 1030 State St., Erie, PA 16501.
ROBERT G. MUCK
ASHTABULA - - Robert G. Muck, age 79, of Ashtabula, passed away very peacefully Sunday, December 17, 2006, at the Hospice Unit of the Western Reserve in Ashtabula County Medical Center, following a recent stroke.
Bob was born July 16, 1927, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of Burley and Ollie (Bailey) Muck.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18. An honorably discharged veteran, he was proud to serve his country in occupied Japan from 1945 to 1947, receiving the medals of Victory and sharpshooter with his M-1 rifle.
Bob was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. He would do anything for anybody. He will forever be missed by all his loved ones and everyone else who knew him.
Survivors include his three sons, Robert A. McMillan of Willoughby, James Davidson of Madison, and Thomas Davidson of Ashtabula; daughter Kristina Reed of Fairport Harbor; brother Eugene Muck of Parma; 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John and Eddie; sister Mary; and loving wife, Pirkko A. Muck.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at POTTI LAKESIDE FUNERAL HOME 1329 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, with Reverend William Alvey of Madison officiating. Burial with full military honors is in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Ashtabula.
SUSAN D. TAYLOR
CONNEAUT - - Susan D. Taylor, age 53, died Sunday, December 17, 2006, at her residence.
She was born on March 10, 1953, in Conneaut, the daughter of Andrew and Marion (McCleary) Youhas.
Mrs. Taylor had been an Avon Representative. She loved animals, especially her dogs.
Survivors include her husband, Terry; son, Robert (Janice) Taylor of Gilbert, Arizona; and a sister, Millie Kaye Thuerkauf of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Private Services will be at the POTTI FUNERAL HOME, 2726 Hubbard Rd. in Madison, Ohio, on Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, or the American Cancer Society.
LUCILLE M. HERMES
YOUNGSTOWN - - Lucille M. Hermes, age 100, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 14, 2006, at Alterra Sterling House.
She was born May 10, 1906, the daughter of William and Mable Spore Piper, and came to this area in 1940.
Lucille married Alfred P. Hermes, July 13, 1929, in Denver, Colorado. They met at North Dakota State. Mr. Hermes passed in 1987.
Mrs. Hermes was a homemaker until her children were raised, then became one of Ohio Edison's top sales people and retired in 1972. After retiring, she and Alfred moved to Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and wintered in Cape Coral, Florida. She was an artist, seamstress, reader, and an avid card and scrabble player.
Lucille was a member of St. Edward Church in Youngstown and Assumption Parish in Geneva. She was an active member of the Blazettes, which is a volunteer organization for the fire department in Geneva, and was also a volunteer at the library and historical society. She became an avid golfer after retirement, and played well into her 80s.
Mrs. Hermes moved to the Blackburn Home in Poland in March 2003 and to Alterra Sterling House in January 2004.
She leaves to cherish her memory, five children, Beverly Sisek of Boardman, Nancy (Dave) Norris of Youngstown, James (Juanita) Hermes of Naples, FL, Robert (Karen) Hermes of Canfield, and Patricia (Thomas) Morris of Poland; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hermes was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Fred Piper.
A Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2006, at St. Edward Church in Youngstown.
Material contributions may be made to Southern Care Incorporated, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite E, Austintown, Ohio 44515.
Arrangements by THE McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME 230 Broadway, Youngstown, Ohio.
MARY H. HAGERDON
MADISON - - Mary H. Hagerdon, age 88, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2006, at University Hospital Geneva Medical Center.
She was born November 12, 1918, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Mary (Educe) and Walter M. Shislowski.
Mary married Price J. Hagerdon in Ashtabula, on April 25, 1942.
She graduated from Edgewood High School in 1937 which was the second class to graduate from that school.
She worked for the Madison Local Schools in the cafeteria, retiring after 20 years.
Mrs. Hagerdon was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Janine Hagerdon and her son, Ronald (Delores) Hagerdon, both of Jefferson; one granddaughter, Kc Krzic; three grandsons, Bryan and Jason Hagerdon, and Justyn Krzic; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Price, in 2000.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road in Madison, with Reverend Sean Donnelly, officiating. Final resting place will be at Fairview Cemetery in Madison.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, 26 River Street in Madison.
Contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church Expansion Fund, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison, OH 44057.
DELORES M. DIETRICH
MORGAN TWP. - - Delores M. Dietrich, age 77, passed away early Monday morning, December 18, 2006, at UHHS Memorial Hospital of Geneva, surrounded by her loving family, after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.
She was born on June 2, 1929, in Cleveland, the daughter of Anton and Genevieve (Lepej) Blazick, and has lived most of her life in Morgan Township.
Delores was involved with the Rock Creek PTO, as both a member and past president. She was also a member of the Rock Creek Library Board, Eastern Star, and the Rock Creek Travelers Club.
She loved sewing, cooking, baking, and was the best apple pie maker in the world. Delores was a loving mother, not just to her own children, but to numerous others that may have wandered onto the family farm. The first words out of her mouth before you could even sit down were, "Are you hungry?"
Her survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Donald, whom she married June 24, 1950; six children, Donald (Sharon) Dietrich, Darlene (Kevin) Christian, Joan (Frank) Lucas, Matthew (Kathy) Dietrich, and Denise (Jim) Carlson, all of Jefferson; 17 grandchildren, Donnie, John, Amy, Eric, Jacob, Anne, Michael, Amber, Kevin, Jon, Chad, Christen, Elizabeth, Cody, Aaron, Ericka, and Hannah; 10 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Thomas, Riley, Callie, Andacy, Eric, Alison, Megan, Lindsey, and Brandon. She was a beloved "Auntie" to numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Bobich and Harry Bobich; sisters Mary Bobich and Christine Maizel; and great-grandson, John Alisesky.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006, at the PAINE-GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 3119 West Water Street in Rock Creek, Ohio, with Pastor Dan Greenfield of the Orwell Bible Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery in Rock Creek.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, at the funeral home.
DAVID J. DANIELS JR.
ASHTABULA - - David J. Daniels Jr., age 38, of Ashtabula Township, died Saturday, December 16, 2006, at his home.
He was born May 24, 1968, in Ashtabula, the son of David and Anna (Esposito) Daniels.
David was a graduate from Ashtabula High Vocational School.
He was a self-employed electrician, owner and operator of Doozer Electric.
Survivors include a daughter, Kylee of Ashtabula; his parents, of Orlando, Florida; a brother, Stephen, of Ashtabula, a sister, Lori Daniels, of Indianapolis, Indiana; maternal grandparents, Steve and Laura Esposito of Ashtabula; and paternal grandmother, Rose Daniels Scafaro, of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Daniels; and a sister, Theresa Daniels Fanara.
Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.Arrangements by GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 West 19th Street in Ashtabula.