Our Obituaries

James Patrick McCloskey

December 25, 1957 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Isabel Georgia Pethakis

November 24, 1930 - June 22, 2017

PETHAKIS, Isabel Georgia (Hays) (Yaya), 86, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on June 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas B. Hays and Louise E. Marple Hays, brother-in-law Dale E. Randall. Survived by loving husband John Pethakis, devoted son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susie Wendling, granddaughters, Jessica Bush (Kyle), Katie Watson (Chance),...
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Steve Democko

January 11, 1927 - June 22, 2017

DEMOCKO, Steve, age 90, of Kettering, OH and formerly of Struthers, OH passed away at his residence Thursday, June 22, 2017. Steve was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Joan and seven siblings. He is survived by his children, Mary Kay Democko and Greg Democko; sister, Marion Dzurnak; brother, Robert Democko; and numerous other relatives. Steve served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
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Richard Alan Haight

December 14, 1957 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Robert Eugene Hawk

February 1, 1943 - June 10, 2017

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Jonathan Craig Duffy

February 7, 1973 - June 9, 2017

DUFFY, Jonathan "Craig" passed away very unexpectedly on June 9, 2017 from a brain aneurysm. He was born Febraury 7, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his parents Bill & Nancy Duffy, brother Brett, sister Kara "Kate," her husband Ara Jerahian, his beloved niece and nephew, Tsoline & Levon, as well as a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a network of friends...
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Walter Vern Cherwinski

September 22, 1928 - June 9, 2017

CHERWINSKI, Walter Vernon, age 88, of Centerville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 9, 2017. Vern was the president and owner of Malone's Camera Store. He was also an avid photographer and faithful member of Fairhaven Church. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Helen, their son Ronald, his sisters; Ardyth Watson and Violet Harmeling. Vern is survived by his daughter...
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Thomas Francis St. Denis

July 18, 1929 - June 6, 2017

St. Denis, Thomas "Tom", age 87, passed away June 6, 2017 in Dayton, OH. Tom was born in Syracuse, NY in 1929 to Francis T. and Mary Celestine St. Denis (nee McGuire). He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT; and Colorado A&M University. Upon the outbreak of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula in 1951, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviation...
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Kenton L. LeValley

July 19, 1985 - June 4, 2017

LeVALLEY, Kenton L., age 31, of Kettering, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and dogs on Sunday, June 4, 2017 after a 3 & ½ year courageous battle with Melanoma. Kenton is survived by his wife, Brittany; father, William LeValley; mother, Deborah LeValley, sister, Lauren (LeValley) Dunn and husband Andy, their two children Riley and Tyler; father-in-law, Martin Brunner; sister...
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Shirley Ann Jones

February 25, 1937 - May 31, 2017

JONES, Shirley A. age 80 passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Kettering Medical Center. Shirley was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio to the late Raymond and Sarah(Evans)Potts. She was a 1956 Graduate of Wilbur Wright High School and remained in contact with classmates over the years. Shirley was a member of Third Street Baptist Church and attended Memorial United...
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Jan Duane Shrader

September 10, 1947 - May 30, 2017

SHRADER, Jan D., age 69, of Dayton passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Jan was preceded in death by his father, Morris Shrader and sister, Terry (Shrader) Morris. He is survived by his mother, June Shrader; children, Scott & Kelly Shrader, and Rebecca (Shrader) Peterson; many loving grandchildren; sister, Leisa (Shrader) Johnson and brother, Bill Shrader; and his beloved fiancé, Lois...
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Matthew Thomas Bayer

October 5, 1983 - May 26, 2017

BAYER, Mathew (Matt) Thomas, of Dayton, Ohio passed away in his home on May 26th, 2017. He was born in Downers Grove, Illinois October 5th, 1983. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patrice Bayer in 2010. He is survived by his children, Kayden and Owen; father and stepmother, Andrew and Margie Bayer; sister, Emily (Jared) Baker and stepbrother, Sam Bunch; and loving grandparents, aunts,...
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Noah Jared Theiss

July 21, 1999 - May 25, 2017

Noah Theiss was born on July 21, 1999 in Dayton, OH. He was a fun-loving friend to all; he loved his family and friends dearly and honored all relationships. He attended Bishop Fenwick High School and just completed his junior year. Among those who love him so much are his parents Michael and Suzanne Theiss, his brothers Tristan and Dylan, Brandon, David, Jessie, and Bethany, his devoted...
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Michael V. Lewis

February 21, 1956 - May 24, 2017

Michael V. Lewis, age 61, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Dayton. He was born in Sidney, Ohio, to Carroll and Sara (McKirnan) Lewis and was the oldest son, and third of four children. He was a natural athlete and avid arguer who followed his father into the profession of Law. As impassioned as he was imperfect, Michael was a life-long supporter of human rights and provided legal...
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Rachel Mae Matthews

May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Paul Garber

January 5, 1929 - May 20, 2017

GARBER, Paul Jr., age 88, of Dayton, Ohio, died peacefully on Saturday May 20th, 2017, at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield Ohio. Paul was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1947. He attended Miami University the following year and in 1948 he began service in the Army for three years. Shortly after his army discharge, Paul worked at Chrysler Corporation where he began his long career...
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John Neal Mobley

January 23, 1931 - May 19, 2017

MOBLEY, John "Jack" age 86 of Hamilton, Ohio and Ft Myers, Florida passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home in Hamilton. He was born in Xenia, Ohio on January 23, 1931. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Hilda, on the same day three years earlier; Father, Earl; Mother, Edith; brothers, Lee and Richard; Sisters, Juanita and Phyllis; Sons, John and Brian. He is...
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Stephen Joseph Roudebush

September 19, 1985 - May 18, 2017

Roudebush, Stephen Joseph "Joe", age 31, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Joe was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Marie Roudebush; mother-in-law, Elizabeth DiSantis; and by special baby, Blaze. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Harley Roudebush; mother and stepfather, Terry and Gene MacPherson; father, Stephen Roudebush; children, Gabriella, Faith and J.D.;...
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Mary Jean Hosmer

April 10, 1922 - May 17, 2017

Mary "Jean" Gatchell Hosmer passed away on May 17, 2017. She was born April 10, 1922 to the late Lucy J. (Wilcoxon) and Floyd Brunner Gatchell of Urichsville, Ohio. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Samuel Gatchell and her husband, Rowland Frank "Ozzie" Hosmer, director of instrumental music in Bay Village, Ohio. After graduating from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in...
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Lana S. Raco

May 19, 1948 - May 15, 2017

RACO, Lana S. (Fitzpatrick), age 68, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lana was born on Wednesday, May 19, 1948 in Dayton to the late James and Ruby Kline Fitzpatrick, Sr. Lana was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. She is survived by her sons, Denny (Kathleen) Moore and Doug (Becky Kesler) Moore; step sons, Jeff (Becca) Raco and Tony Raco;...
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Herbert Gompertz

June 30, 1929 - May 14, 2017

GOMPERTZ, Herbert, age 87, of Kettering, Ohio and NYC passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Lincoln Park Manor. Herbert was born on June 30, 1929 in Mainz, Germany to the late Herbert and Monika Gompertz. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Agnes. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (David) Porter; son, Paul Gompertz; grandchildren, Caroline Greyling and Jennifer...
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Juanita Francis Kirchmer

September 28, 1925 - May 14, 2017

KIRCHMER, Juanita F. age 91, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. Juanita graduated from Fairview High School, Class of 1943. She worked several years as a secretary. In 1947 she married Gene Kirchmer, they were together 69 years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge with her friends. She was a devoted and loving sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and...
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Rice Jones

December 31, 1927 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Craig E. Rohrer

August 22, 1957 - May 10, 2017

Rohrer, Craig E., age 59, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Craig proudly served in the U.S. Army, retiring after 20 years of service to his country. Following his military service he was employed by Met Life Insurance for seven years. Craig was a member of V.F.W. Post 4270 in Trotwood. Craig was preceded in death by his, mother, Mary Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; step...
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Birch J. Gentry

February 23, 1925 - May 10, 2017

GENTRY, Birch J., age 92, of Centerville, Ohio passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He was a kind, gentle, and soft-spoken man who was dedicated to the Lord and raised his family in the Christian faith. He was blessed with a loving family who will dearly miss him but celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Lord and reunited with...
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Thomas Joseph Nikolai

August 24, 1960 - May 7, 2017

Nikolai, Thomas Joseph, age 56, Tom departed this life much too soon on May 7, 2017, leaving behind a huge hole in the Dayton business community, the University of Dayton, Alter High School, and Incarnation Parish communities as well as in the lives of the many people who were privileged to call Tom a friend. But the largest hole he leaves is in his beloved and adoring family: high school...
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Catherine Elizabeth Abele

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Abele, Catherine Elizabeth, age 92, of Kettering, Ohio passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 of natural causes. She was the daughter of the late William and Regina (Bernard) Hoying of St. Patrick's, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, James L. Abele. She is survived by her eight loving children: James (Mary) Abele, Denise (Dr. Matthew) O'Connell, Diane (Theodore)...
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Delbert Leon Campbell

October 24, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Delbert Leon Campbell Jr., 84, passed away Friday May 5, 2017 with his family in Tampa, Florida. "Del" was born October 24, 1932 to Delbert Sr. and Thelma (Cox) Campbell in Dayton, Ohio; the oldest of 4 children. He graduated from Stivers High School in 1950. Delbert served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Marshall (DD-676) and the USS Piedmont (DD AD-17) as an Hospital Corpsman...
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Stefanie L. Pratt

March 22, 1963 - May 5, 2017

Stefanie Leigh PrattMarch 22, 1963 - May 5, 2017Stefanie L. Pratt, age 54, stepped from this earthly life into life everlasting with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 5, 2017. She probably feels a little sorry for the rest of us as we patiently await our graduation to heaven. Always the life of the party, Stefanie is now experiencing the party of all time. Stefanie was born in Salt Lake...
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Jacqueline D. Eckstein

August 26, 1925 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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C. Hollopeter

July 2, 1929 - May 3, 2017

HOLLOPETER, C. "Tom" age 87 of Centerville, Ohio died May 3, 2017. He was a graduate of Kiser High School and retired from Bank One after 38 years of service. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ernest Hollopeter, mother Roma (Thomas) Hollopeter and first wife Marilyn (Long) Hollopeter. He is survived by his wife Kathlyn (Dumont) Hollopeter of Centerville, Ohio, brother Larry Kent...
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Ruth Anders

June 8, 1931 - May 2, 2017

Anders, Ruth, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ruth was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She came to the United States in 1953 after marrying Clifford R. Anders on November 8, 1952. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Erna Waldvogel; husband of 54 years, Clifford; and longtime friend, Shirley Cecil. She is survived by special friend, Michele (Bob) Dilgard; and a host of...
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Nancy Jane Seitz

February 15, 1938 - May 2, 2017

Seitz, Nancy J., age 79 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2017 at Sycamore Hospital. Survivors include her husband Paul; two sons, Eric and wife Susanne Seitz of Plano, Texas and Joel and wife Sarah Seitz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Shealy Seitz, Maya and Cora Seitz and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Nancy was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church...
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John Francis Deddens

August 7, 1926 - May 1, 2017

DEDDENS, John "Jack" F., Age 90 passed away on Monday, May 1. He was born on August 7, 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen. She was the love of his life and they were married for 57 years. Also, preceding him in death were his parents, Carl and Jane Deddens, In-Laws Rudy and Gladys Clark, Sister-In-Law, Darlyne Clark, Twin Grandchildren, Drew and Cole...
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Irene Criggall

November 15, 1914 - April 30, 2017

Criggall, Irene passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the age of 102. Irene was a loving mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband and grandson Lenny Retske, she is survived by her sons James (Wanda) and Brian Criggall and daughter Karen Spencer; grandchildren Jennifer (Erin) Taylor, Corene Darby, Stephanie Marsillett, Kelly Burcham, Tracey (Greg) Moyer,...
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John J. Elster

March 23, 1928 - April 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Pauline R. Shively

February 5, 1927 - April 27, 2017

SHIVELY, Pauline R, age 90 of Willow Brook Christian Village (Delaware, Ohio), died on Thursday April 27, 2017 . She was born February 5, 1927 in Caldwell, Ohio, to Ernest and Helen Fecho. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Fairview High School and took classes at the University of Dayton, Sinclair College and the Dayton Art Institute. She loved to paint and blessed many with her...
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Nancy Elizabeth Gagnon

March 10, 1942 - April 26, 2017

GAGNON, Nancy Elizabeth , 75, of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Kettering Memorial Hospital. She was born March 10, 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan, to Fern and Joseph Pfander. She married Michael "Mike" Gagnon on June 24, 1967 and he survives. Also surviving are her children, Chris Gagnon, Tim Gagnon, Mary (Mike) Foley, and Kathleen (Seth) Shaner; five grandchildren, Jack, Nora,...
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Lois Shirley Gilboy

February 12, 1926 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Carolyn Tharp

November 1, 1919 - April 25, 2017

THARP, Carolyn, age 97 of Centerville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Hawkins and Frank Tharp. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (David) Travis; step son David Tharp; step daughter, Darlene Miller; grandchildren, Linda & Michael Miller, Gail (Jeff) Chambers; Randy (Carol) Todd, Kevin (Penni) Travis, and...
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Lawrence Dennis Johnson

July 13, 1944 - April 23, 2017

JOHNSON, Lawrence Dennis, "Larry" Larry finally managed to realize a long held goal - to live forever or die trying. To the surprise of no one anywhere, least of all himself, the part of that goal he managed to realize was the later part. He died on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:44 am in the usual way. He was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, on 13 July 1944 making him...
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Jack Allen Morter

November 23, 1941 - April 23, 2017

MORTER, Jack A., age 75 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Jack was born on November 23, 1941 in Dayton to the late Orville and Ruth Black Morter. He was also preceded in death by his brother Tom. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda; daughter, Patti (Jeff) Pickrel; two grandchildren, Maggie and Max Pickrel; and his cousin Joy (James) Lawrence, who was like a...
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Elizabeth Ruth Anderson

February 19, 1926 - April 22, 2017

.Elizabeth Ruth Meek (Kennedy) Anderson (passed away April 22, 2017 at the Ludington Woods Assisted Living Center, Ludington, MI at 91 years of age. Lived in North Port, FL for the past 14 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Randal A. Anderson, who died July 2016. Elizabeth was born 19 Feb 1926, in Edenton, Clermont Co., Ohio the only child of Williard and Dolores Meek. She...
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Eileen Eileen Risko

August 11, 1924 - April 21, 2017

RISKO, Eileen age 92 of Miami Twp., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Hospice of Dayton. Eileen will be remembered most for her hospitality and her overwhelming love for her family. Eileen was married to Charles for 69 years until his death in 2014. She missed him tremendously and now re-joins him in eternal rest. Born in Columbus, Ohio to (the late) Roy and Leila Shockley...
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Edward Joseph Saccocio

September 3, 1932 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Neva L. Birkett

September 10, 1944 - April 20, 2017

BIRKETT, Neva L., age 72 of Miamisburg, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Neva was born on September 10, 1944 in Rockford, Illinois to Jay Thomas Harding and Bertha Nuernberg. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 52 years, Bill; daughters, Heather (Jason) Augenstein and Kristen (Joseph) Markowski; two granddaughters, Kira and Alexis Markowski; and her faithful friend,...
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Gary Francis Gibson

October 13, 1941 - April 20, 2017

Gibson, Gary F., age 75, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Gary retired from the Dayton Police Department after 34 years of service. Following retirement he served as a court security officer at the Federal Building. Gary was a member of Church of the Incarnation and frequently served as a substitute usher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chalmer and Margaret Gibson; his first wife,...
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Robert J. Stansbury

September 25, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Stansbury, Robert J., age 91, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Bob was a dedicated member of Christ United Methodist Church and loved singing in the choir. He worked his entire 46 year career at NCR in many different capacities. Bob was preceded in death in 2014 by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Stansbury. He is survived by daughters, Karen (Joe) Zippilli and Lynn Sowders; sister, Marjorie...
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Janet Hayes

May 13, 1948 - April 16, 2017

Hayes, Janet, age 68, of Waynesville passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Janet was born on May 13, 1948 in Leburn, KY. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul K. Thacker. Janet is survived by her husband of 48 years, Michael J. Hayes; two sons, Michael (Jody) Hayes Jr. and Brian Hayes; grandchildren, Kaylee, Alexis, Jaime and Andrew; her mother, Irene Thacker; two...
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Belen Josephine McKenna

March 8, 1926 - April 16, 2017

McKENNA, Belen Josephine (Jo), age 91, of Dayton Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Bethany Village Nursing Home. Jo was born on March 8, 1926 in Flushing, N.Y. She was the beloved wife of James Walter McKenna, who preceded her in death. She was a loving mother who is survived by Kathleen (Dan) Vial, Marybeth (Bill) Stromenger, James M. (Maureen) McKenna, Thomas G. (Mary) McKenna,...
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Richard Walter Appelt

June 15, 1943 - April 15, 2017

APPELT, Richard Walter, born June 15, 1943 to Walter and Waneta Appelt, Rich was the second of three children. He was an enthusiastic cheerleader to all, especially his sisters and family. He was a Chicago Public High School teacher for 30 plus years, and a true intellectual. He loved history, music, art, gardening, hand-made and antique goods, cartography, politics, travel, family and friends...
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Nancy Sue Buettner

March 25, 1944 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Russell Toops

September 3, 1926 - April 12, 2017

TOOPS, Dr. Russell, age 90 of Cape Coral Florida died on April 20, 2017 at the Hospice of Dayton. Dr.Russell Toops is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He practiced Veterinary medicine in Dayton Ohio for 49 years. Preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann Toops in 2009, sisters Rita Meeker and Sue Studebaker. Survived by,...
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Betty J. Yost

February 27, 1917 - April 12, 2017

YOST, Betty J., 100 of Kettering, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Hospice of Dayton. Betty was born in Massillon, Ohio February 27, 1917, moved to Canton, Ohio in 1928 and to Kettering, Ohio in 1961. Betty was a graduate of Kent State University. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Agnes(Melching)Bozman, husband Jack A. Yost Sr., son LPD Yost III, and brother...
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Joe E. Hudson

February 19, 1919 - April 12, 2017

HUDSON, Joe E., age 98 of Kettering, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Joe was born on February 19, 1919 in Dayton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; children Dale and Diana; brother Frank, and sister Georgiana Beatty. He is survived by his daughter Donna; and daughter-in-law, Gail. Joe was a 1937 graduate of Stivers High School and Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He was a...
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Dorothy Irene Johnson

April 29, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Johnson (Ball), Dorothy I. (Dottie or Dee) born April 29, 1925 died April 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Willis who she married on June 25, 1944, at the Base Chapel, Tyndall Field Air Force Base, FL., her parents, siblings, and many other family members and friends. Survivors include her two sons, Wesley (Mary) Johnson, Geary Johnson, and daughter Sandi Jenkins (Larry Teague)...
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Beth Madine Addis

June 17, 1937 - April 9, 2017

ADDIS, Beth N., age 79 of Kettering, passed away Sun Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Miami Valley Memory Gardens Mausoleum. (TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - FAR HILLS CHAPEL)
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Wanda Catherine Pospisil

December 2, 1941 - April 8, 2017

Wanda Catherine (Coffey) Pospisil of Kettering, Ohio passed into eternal salvation after a courageous battle with multiple medical conditions on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Her loyal husband and her good friends were by her bedside when she peacefully passed away. She was born in Rockcastle, Kentucky on December 2nd, 1941. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Frank Pospisil, their son...
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Janet Susan Sheets

April 23, 1962 - April 8, 2017

Sheets, Janet S., age 54, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. Janet worked for Classic Student Tours for the past eight years and for the Centerville City Schools for many years prior to that. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother-in-law, Julie Sheets; She is survived by her husband, Jeff Sheets; sons, Chad, Brian and Jason Sheets; parents, Angeline and Frederick Geitner; brothers,...
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Robert L Bob Maybury

November 5, 1941 - April 7, 2017

Robert Lee Maybury passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 with his family by his side. Bob was born on November 5, 1941 in Hamilton, Ohio to Louise Maybury (nee Preckett) and Andrew Maybury (both deceased). After graduating from Hamilton High in 1959, Bob joined the United States Air Force in 1960. He was assigned to several different stations before ending up with the 866th Radar in Tonopah,...
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Mary Ann Woodbury

July 28, 1932 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Svetozar Tacovic

December 7, 1961 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Mary Ann Woodbury

July 28, 1932 - April 7, 2017

WOODBURY, Mary Ann age 84 of Centerville, OH passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village where she had been a resident many years. She is survived by a daughter, Paulette Faulstick of Lansing, MI; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey Purdon in PA, Stacy Purdon in MI and Melanie Purdon in OH; and 2 great granddaughters, Madison Davis & Marlene Jackson. The family will receive friends...
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Paul Nurman Young

April 9, 1927 - April 4, 2017

YOUNG, Paul Nurman, of Dayton and Bethany Village, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5 days before his 90th birthday. He was born April 9, 1927 in Paintsville, KY to the late Jesse Bradley and Ada Conley Young. Five brothers and 1 sister also preceded him in death. Paul is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Loretta; daughter, Janice of Vandalia; son and daughter-in-law, Paul R. and Cheryl ...
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Joseph Vincent DESARO

November 6, 1919 - April 3, 2017

DeSaro Sr., Joseph Vincent, age 97 passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Joe was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII. He retired from DESC and WPAFB after many years of service. He enjoyed woodworking, was an usher for the Church of the Incarnation, and loved to dance. He was also a member of the Packard Club, Sons of Italy and the Lionel Model Railroader...
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Nell Joyce Brown

March 4, 1934 - April 2, 2017

Brown, Nell J., age 83, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Nell was a Cosmetologist working out of her own home for over 15 years and then for 18 years provided Cosmetology services at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare . She was an avid UK basketball fan, hardly ever missed watching a game and she had a huge assortment of UK collectibles and memorabilia. Nell loved to watch and debate...
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Jessie Clark Crowe

November 3, 1925 - April 2, 2017

CROWE, Jessie Clark age 91 of Centerville passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Hospice of Dayton. He was born and raised on a farm in Irving, Kentucky, November 3, 1925 to the late Christopher and Florence(William)Crowe. Jessie retired from General Motors Delco plant after 42 years of service. He is a founding and lifetime member of the Calvary Open Bible Church. Jessie loved fishing,...
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Dennis E. Scott

July 14, 1947 - April 1, 2017

In loving memory of Dennis E. ScottDennis Scott, age 69 of Centerville, formerly of Noblesville, Indiana passed away April 1, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Nancy Scott and his two sons Nathan A. (Cheryl) Scott of Liberty Township, Ohio and Jason A. (Tracy) Scott of Fort Wayne, Indiana; granddaughters Kaylee Scott, Marina Scott, and Katherine Scott and grandsons...
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James A. Combs

August 31, 1920 - March 31, 2017

COMBS, James A., Age 96, of Dayton, died at Carlyle House on March 31, 2017, after a short illness. He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Cecy) Combs, and her spouse Mike Bachmann, his daughter Jan Catanese and her spouse Tom Catanese, his daughter, Kate Combs, his granddaughter Rosie Combs-Bachmann and her spouse Jeff Jackson, his grandsons Alex Combs-Bachmann, Nicholas and Max Catanese, and...
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Suzanne Claire Lane

September 1, 1978 - March 30, 2017

LANE, Suzanne C. (Young), age 38, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. Suzanne was born on September 1, 1978 in Kettering. She is survived by her husband, Justin; children, Cora and Paul; parents, Paul and Mary Young; sister, Jane Young-Linck; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was a graduate of Alter High School and the University of Cincinnati. Family will receive...
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Virginia Lee Robinson

May 10, 1925 - March 28, 2017

ROBINSON, Virginia Lee age 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Virginia was quite an active member at Lincoln Park Manor; she volunteered as the librarian, activities director and also served on the food committee. She also spearheaded the reunion committee for her graduation class from Roosevelt High School. She is preceded in death by her husband Noble E. Robinson, and two...
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David Anthony Sacco

June 3, 1941 - March 28, 2017

David Sacco passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of fifty-three years, his children and their spouses, David and Susan, Chris and Claudia, Suzanne and Bob, Glenn and Christina, his nine grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew, Alexandra, Matthew, Christopher, Jenna, Sara, Natalie, and Nina, his brother Don and sisters...
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Jane Hunter Halliday

August 21, 1921 - March 26, 2017

Halliday, Jane Hunter, age 95, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Jane was a 1939 graduate of Oakwood High School and Pine Manor Junior College. She was a lifetime member of the Dayton Country Club where she hit a hole-in-one on #10. She was very active and bowled and golfed into her 80's. Chief among her passions was her family and being a dedicated Air Force wife. She was preceded in death by...
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Cynthia J. Cox

January 26, 1924 - March 26, 2017

COX, Cynthia Jane (Judy) age 93 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Kettering Medical Center. Judy was born and raised in Circleville, West Virginia. She moved to Dayton during WWII when she met her loving husband of 71 years, Dennis Cox; who was serving in the Royal Air Force at the time. Judy was a gentle soul, loving mother and grandmother, and a...
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Robert George Van Oss, Sr.

October 11, 1930 - March 26, 2017

VAN OSS, Robert G., Sr., age 86 of Kettering, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Oak Creek Terrace. Robert was born on October 11, 1930 in Dayton to the late Linus and Alvena (Wissman) Van Oss. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Rita (Berner) Van Oss; brothers, Jerome Van Oss and Linus Van Oss, Jr.; and sisters, Leona May Van Oss and Deloris Long. He is survived by his...
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Maxine Louise Berton

March 5, 1916 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Steven Douglas Donovan

September 8, 1961 - March 25, 2017

Donovan, Steve age 55 of Kettering passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He is survived by his parents Ed and Doris Donovan of Centerville. Steve was a U.S.A.F. veteran and an avid bicyclist. Graveside Services will be held at 11 am Wednesday April 5, 2017 at the Dayton National Cemetery 4100 W. Third St Dayton, Ohio 45428. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel...
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Darryl K. Kenning

November 6, 1941 - March 23, 2017

KENNING, Darryl K. died peacefully on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Bethany Lutheran Village in Centerville, Ohio following a battle with Lewy Body disease. He was 75. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Darryl leaves behind his wife Susan Burton Kenning, his sons Kevin Kenning and Christopher Kenning, and Christopher's wife Tricia and his grandchildren Rowan, Hayden and Charlotte;...
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Eugene C. Mullen

January 26, 1932 - March 23, 2017

MULLEN, Eugene Cooper, 85, of Dayton, died Thursday, March 23 at Walnut Creek Nursing Center in Moraine. He was born on January 26, 1932, in Kingston, New York, the son of the late Clarence and Ferna (Van Etten) Mullen. Gene retired from the NCR Corporation and was a Korean War era veteran in the United States Marine Corps, and a Marine/Naval Aviator. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve....
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Darryl Kenneth Kenning

November 6, 1941 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Cleo Joyce Hough

February 1, 1925 - March 22, 2017

Cleo J. (Skinner) Hough, went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2017. She was born February 1, 1925 in Goldfield, IA. She was a graduate of Goldfield High School, attended Iowa State Teachers College and graduated from the Electronic Radio Television Institute in Omaha, NE. After graduation, she came to work at WPAFB as a teletypist, where she met the love of her life, Bill Hough. Cleo also...
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Timothy Aloysius Flynn

November 16, 1954 - March 21, 2017

FLYNN, Timothy A., age 62 died Tuesday, March 21. He was preceded in death by his parents and three of his siblings. He is survived by his siblings, Jim (Elaine), Mary, Karen (Dan Russell), Mike, Eileen and Molly (George McDade). He is also survived by his sister-in-law Judy, many nieces and nephews. and his dear friends Jim and Fran Sheehan. Visitation will be Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4 to 7...
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Walter Harry Douglas

June 16, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Douglas, Walter (Doug), 91 of Kettering, Ohio passed away Tuesday. Born 1925 in Detroit, Doug was an Army Air Corps navigator, a patent holding sales engineer, an avid antique collector, fisherman, and dedicated family man and beloved husband of 72 years to wife Emmy Lou. Doug was preceded in death by son Bruce and is survived by Donna Gladding (Richard), Susie Roth (Guy), JoAnne Mallonee (John),...
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Rebecca Hawk Roess

October 22, 1955 - March 18, 2017

DAYTON - Rebecca Lynn Hawk Roess, beloved wife of William J. Roess and mother of Claire E. Roess and Benjamin J. Roess, passed away in Dayton at age 61 on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Becky, the daughter of Wilbert Hawk, Jr., and the late Margaret Ann Wertz Hawk, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 22, 1955. She is survived by her two brothers, Thomas A. Hawk and Andrew C. Hawk, her...
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Courtney Ann Halye

February 25, 1983 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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William Joseph Stofko

September 4, 1922 - March 16, 2017

Stofko, William Joseph, age 94, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. He was born September 4, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of the late John Ambrose and Margaret (Wargay) Stofko. William attended St. Ladislas School until eighth grade and attended high school at East Technical High School. He served in the Navy during World War II as an airplane mechanic stationed in the...
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Dennis R. White

November 18, 1947 - March 16, 2017

WHITE, Dennis Ray, age 69 of Dayton, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Karen S. Vance; . Dennis proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman during the Vietnam War serving with the 1st Marine Division 1st Recon Battalion, was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and retired from the Federal Government as an Auditor after 35 years. The family will receive...
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Susan Mary Bingamon

January 19, 1969 - March 16, 2017

BINGAMON, Susan Mary, age 48 of Kettering, Ohio died on March 16, 2017She attended Carroll High School and Wright State University. She is preceded in death by her father Terry Emerson and her special Aunt Pat Wampler. Sue is survived by her husband Tom, their children Megan and Kevin, her Mother Roberta Emerson, her brother and Sister-in-law John and Lenore Emerson their children Kathleen,...
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Elizabeth Ann Wagner

April 4, 1930 - March 15, 2017

WAGNER, Elizabeth "Betty" (née Moeller) died 15 March 2017 at Kettering Memorial Hospital. She lived 86 years and is survived by her five children, their spouses, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was beautiful, kind, and gentle and brought out the best in others. She will continue to be deeply loved and missed every day. Mass of Celebration will be held at 10:30am...
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Pearl Rose Wolford

June 18, 1925 - March 14, 2017

Wolford, Pearl Rose, age 91, passed away Tuesday March 14, 2017. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Wolford; and by two daughters, Sharron Johnson and Susan Spivey. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Vicki Spivey; granddaughter, Angela (Stephen) Murray; and great granddaughters, Katie, Lindsay and Gracie Murray. Memorial service and burial will be in Ladysmith,...
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Janet Marie Pickrel

October 24, 1919 - March 12, 2017

PICKREL, Janet Marie, age 97 of Dayton, passed away surrounded by family Sunday, March 12, 2017. Janet was born in Dayton to the late Ralph and Jeanette (nee Peters) Meyer. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard G. Pickrel Sr., dear sons, Richard M., Robert W., and Thomas R., and beloved sisters Patricia (Vern) Aurit, Eileen (Carl) Scarsdale, Mary (Robert) Daniszewski, and...
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Marjorie Ann Glaser

January 27, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Glaser, Marjorie A. (nee Reboulet) 87, Beloved Mother and Grandmother passed Friday, March 10. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Vernon (Bud) Glaser, her parents, Harry and Margaret Reboulet, her brothers and their wives, Harry (Cork) and Dorothy Reboulet, Don and Mary Reboulet, William Reboulet, parents-in-law, Vernon and Marie Glaser, sister-in-law, Mary Ann Glaser,...
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Margaret Rigas Logothetis

April 8, 1939 - March 8, 2017

LOGOTHETIS, Margaret Rigas, passed away on March 8, 2017, following a short but brave battle with pancreatic cancer. At her bedside were her husband of 50 years, Sorrell, and her son Mike. Margaret was born on April 8, 1939, in Youngstown, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and her master's degree from Wright State University. Although Margaret worked...
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John Demos

January 5, 1931 - March 8, 2017

DEMOS, John age 86, passed away peacefully at his home March 8, 2017. He is survived by his sons James (Danna) and Gregory (Rosie), and grandchildren Catherine, Parker, Anna Marie and Sophia. His beloved wife, Catherine Demos, of 52 years, his parents, James and Olga Demos, and his sister, Vivian Nikols, preceded him in death. John was a proud member of the USMC and earned a Bachelor of Arts...
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Carole Maxson Andrew

October 28, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Andrew, Carole M. age 83, of Centerville passed away Sunday March 5, 2017 at Miami Valley South Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney L. Andrew and is survived by her son, Mark S. Andrew of Sun Valley, CA. and his dear friend Grace Huihui; grandson, Kekoa Huihui-Andrew. Also sister-in-law, Shirley Dunevant (Neil) of Beavercreek; nephew, Terry Maxson (Julie) of Cleveland;...
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Joyce Adelaide Long

April 5, 1929 - March 5, 2017

LONG, Joyce A. age 87 of Centerville, Ohio and formerly of Bellbrook, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Elsie (Barnhart) Helfinstine and husband of 58 years, Dallas Long Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Perry (Ron); a son Gary Long (Cheri); grandson, Nicholas Long (Annette) and a great grandson, Gabriel Dallas Long. The...
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Fonte Di Berardino

July 29, 1921 - March 4, 2017

Di Berardino, (Ramunni), Fonte "Tina", age 95 of Kettering, passed away at home March 4, 2017. She was born July 29, 1921 in Conversano (Bari) Italy to Francesco Ramunni and Vita Mattea Dichito. Predeceased by parents; brother, Pasquale Ramunni; sister-in-law, Giuseppina Fanelli; brother-in-law, Gennaro Savino; niece, Antonia Savino. Survived by sister, Anna Savino; niece and caregiver, Vita...
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Susann Turner

October 20, 1931 - March 3, 2017

TURNER, Susann S., age 85 of Dayton, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. Susann was born in Dayton on October 20, 1931 to the late Edward A. and Alice Ottman Sauer. She was a graduate of Oakwood High School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Richard C. Turner. She is survived by her three children, R. Timothy (Patricia A.) Turner, Thomas E. (Kimberly A.) Turner, and Tamara...
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Winifred V. Parenteau

August 18, 1921 - March 2, 2017

PARENTEAU, Winifred, 95 of Bethany Lutheran Village, Centerville, Ohio, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother departed this world March 2, 2017. Winne was born in Connellsville, PA, August 18, 1921 to Frank and Mabel McCairns, 1 of 4 daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Parenteau, her parents Frank and Mabel McCairns, one sister Isabelle...
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Robert Leon Rohr

April 9, 1926 - March 2, 2017

ROHR, Robert L., age 90 of Kettering, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Bob was born in Dayton on April 9, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Frieda Rohr, 4 brothers (Richard, Donald, Eugene, and Kenneth) sister, Roberta Worley, and grandson, Nathan Guy. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan; children, Nancy (Michael) Guy and Andrew (Danette) Rohr; ...
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