ELEANOR J. SEARS WRENTMORE
BOZEMAN, MONT. - - Eleanor J. Sears Wrentmore (n%25E9e: Soeder), age 82, of Bozeman, Mont., for three years, formerly of Madison, Wis., Geneva, Lakewood and Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, Mont.
She was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of East Side Turners "Turnvrine" since the 1940s, a member of Historian of the Lakewood Emblem Club, past President of the Franklin Elementary School P.T.A. from 1966 to 1967, Lakewood High School Booster parent from 1972 to 1979, former member of St. James and St. Clement Churches, and noted for singlehandedly selling vest costumes for the Lakewood Barbershop Quartet.
An avid bowler with a high 200 series, she and her first husband, Sherman, shared golfing together. She was a volunteer at Eliza Jennings Home and a great humanitarian.
She was a Quality Control Inspector for Imperial Clevite Bronze.
Survivors include her daughter, Gail E. (Joel) Haynes; her son, Glen R. Sears (John Lee); grandchildren, Elise, Kaitlin and Courtney; and her brothers, Leonard and Raymond Soeder.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sherman E. Sears, and her second husband, Harold Wrentmore.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at BRICKMAN BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 37433 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, Ohio 44094. Interment will be at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Ohio.
Calling Hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at the Funeral Home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
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MICHAEL J. MARCHE
CONNEAUT - - Michael J. March%25E9, age 63, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, 2007, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born May 2, 1944, in Erie, Pa., he was the son of Paul March%25E9 and Betty (Crook) Antill.
He was a Conneaut resident since 1978 and was employed at General Aluminum. He also assisted Bob Sharp in the operation of his business, Northeast Cycle Shop and enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, gun-collecting and target-shooting.
Survivors include his wife, whom he married November 11, 1978, Diane L. (Lybrook) March%25E9; two sons, Paul (Trish) and Jeffery (Cheryl) Turk, all of Erie, Pa.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister, Angela March%25E9; and three brothers, Joseph March%25E9 of Orlando, Fla., Paul (Rita) March%25E9 of Portland, Ore., and Martin March%25E9 of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jannis Shriner.
Funeral Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 2 until the time of service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
LOWELL D. RAKESTRAW
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - - Lowell David Rakestraw, age 73, of Hendersonville, Tenn., died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, after a valiant fight with cancer.
Born October 24, 1935, in Berlin Center, Ohio, he was the son of Jennie Micken and Howard Jerry Rakestraw. He attended Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, where he received a degree in Chemistry. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958, and was stationed at the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, Maryland.
He was employed as Chief Chemist at Ashtabula Rubber from 1964 to 1978 and was employed in technical/ chemical sales for R.T. Vanderbilt in Norwalk, Conn., from 1978 until his retirement in 2000. While residing in Ashtabula, he was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Eyster Rakestraw; a daughter, Roberta Rakestraw of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, David J. Rakestraw (Lynne) of Livermore, Calif.; a sister, Janet Kille (Don) of Avon Park, Fla.; a brother, Howard Micken Rakestraw of San Francisco, Calif.; four grandchildren, Emily, Noah, Jacob and Clay; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Darlene Flowers.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, with the Rev. Michael Williams and the Rev. Lynn Hinkle, officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service.
He will be sadly missed by those who knew him for his kind and generous spirit.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the "In Christ's Way" Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 217 E. Main St., Hendersonville, Tenn. 37075.
HENDERSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS AND FUNERAL HOME, 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy., Hendersonville, Tenn. 37075.
HELEN A. PETROWSKI
MADISON - - Helen A. Petrowski, age 77, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.
Born Dec. 15, 1929, she married Walter Petrowski on Jan. 27, 1955, in Conneaut.
For 17 years, she worked at IRC Fibers.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, shopping, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Walter Petrowski of Madison; five daughters, Bonnie LaVelle of Virginia Beach, Va., Nancy (Steve) Humphreys of Geneva, Lois (Fred) Galloway of Thompson, Karen (Dave) Herron of Ashtabula, and Diane (Marvin) Loving of Geneva; two sons, Jerry Petrowski of Madison, and Steve (Carol) Petrowski of Geneva; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce Benedict of Jefferson and May Thorn of New York.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jennifer Petrowski; her parents; and two brothers.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. with a service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
ELEANOR S. BRILLA
BURTON - - Eleanor S. Brilla (n%25E9e: Novy), age 87, of Burton, Ohio, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2007, at Hospice of Western Reserve Hospice House, Cleveland, Ohio.
Born Oct. 19, 1919, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Svejkovsky) Novy. On Sept. 14, 1940, she married Michael Brilla in Cleveland, Ohio. They were married for 61 years before he died Nov. 21, 2001. She was a graduate of Parkman High School.
A Homemaker, she loved reading and being with her family, and was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, Parkman, Ohio.
Survivors include her son, Michael (Jean) Brilla III of Middlefield; three grandchildren, Michael (Cindy) Brilla IV of Burton, Michelle Vidal of Middlefield and Tom (Bonnie) Brilla of W. Farmington; and eight great-grandchildren, Michael V., Ashley, John, Nickki, Tyler, Marissa, Nick and Erica.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Michael Brilla Jr.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 11, 2007, at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman, Ohio, with Father John Burkley, of St. Edward's, officiating. Burial will be at Overlook Cemetery, Parkman, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 10, 2007, at RUSSELL GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL SERVICE, 15670 W. High St. (Rt. 87), Middlefield, Ohio.
Contributions may be made to the Troy Volunteer Fire Dept.