Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering Chapel

On first thought, the fact that we are family-owned may not mean much to you. But consider this: Because we have lived here for so long, there is a very good chance that during your time of greatest need, you will be assisted by someone you consider a friend. And, because we are local, you are assured someone from our family will be available to assist you, regardless of the time you call. Like you, we all live here, so we are constantly giving back to the community.

Sometimes a tragedy can change the entire pattern of a man's life. That happened during the Dayton flood of 1913 to Carl T. Routsong, then a rural mailman. He stood at a window in the main post office and watched as the floodwaters washed away his horse and buggy. Without them, Carl could not keep his mail route. Fortunately, his brother-in-law, George Bradford, who had recently started Bradford and Gustin Funeral Home, was in need of extra help. In 1918, when Mr. Gustin retired, Carl entered into a partnership with George Bradford and the firm was founded. Reorganization in 1952 marked the beginning of Routsong Funeral Home and the rest is history!

Death care businesses have traditionally been transferred to successive generations and ours is no exception. Today we are at our third generation of running Routsong Funeral Home and we look forward to a future of continued succession.

In 1918, with the partnership of Bradford and Routsong, the firm was formed. Following a reorganization in 1952, Routsong Funeral Homes has grown to our present size through adherence to our principles, which are to present the options available to families, and to faithfully fulfill their wishes with conscientious service.

Carl T. Routsong was the founder of Routsong Funeral Home. His son, Thomas H. Routsong, joined the firm in 1952, followed by his son, Thomas A. Routsong, in 1979. Mrs. Thomas H. (Martha) Routsong joined the three-generation family-run business when she received her funeral director's license in 1979.

The Routsong Funeral Homes, family and staff, are members of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association and the Federated Funeral Directors of America. All these organizations are pledged to serve the public in accordance with prescribed ethical standards.

We are a caring Christian family, and our desire is to continue serving Dayton area families, in their time of need, as we have for over 80 years.

Our Obituaries

Harvey Herbert Dungan

October 19, 1927 - March 19, 2018

DUNGAN, Harvey H., 90 of Springfield, IL, died on Monday March 19, 2018. Harvey was born October 19, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Charles H. Dungan and Lydia Schmidt Dungan. He married Helen Pancake on February 11, 1949 in Dayton Harvey served his country during WWII with US Army Transportation Corps and was assigned to the Pacific Theater, Japan...
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Christine H. Lyons

May 28, 1921 - March 19, 2018

LYONS, Christine, age 96, of Springboro, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Christine was born on May 28, 1921 to John and Marie (Moore) Ford in Dunkirk, IN. She loved to read and listen to audio books on CD. Christine enjoyed collecting antique beer mugs and her favorite flower was the African violet. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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Isabelle R. McDermid

January 10, 1920 - March 15, 2018

MCDERMID, Isabelle Richards “Peachy”, age 98, Bethany Village, Centerville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Peachy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Cactus and Succulent Society of Miami Valley (where she served as President for 8 years), and volunteered at Cox Arboretum from 1981 to 1997. She graduated from Cornell...
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David Ullery

August 19, 1948 - March 11, 2018

ULLERY, David Allen, age 69, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Sunday, March, 11, 2018. David was born to Jack W. and Katherine Ullery on August 19, 1948 in Troy, OH. He graduated from Fairmont West High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a mental health technician after 45 years....
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Jack Whitesell

December 5, 1926 - March 10, 2018

WHITESELL, Jack Wilfred, age 91, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Jack was born on December 5, 1926 in Miamisburg to the late Harry & Carmen (Holtzman) Whitsell. He was drafted in to Army after graduating high school and served in WWII. Jack worked for the state of Ohio with troubled youth thru work programs. He was a mathematician for Montgomery County, and...
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William David Borchers, D.D.S.

November 27, 1952 - March 8, 2018

BORCHERS, D.D.S., William David, age 65, of Oakwood, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018. He graduated from Chaminade High School (1971) and earned both his undergraduate and D.D.S. degrees from The Ohio State University (1977). After only 3 years of undergraduate studies, Bill was accepted to The Ohio State College of Dentistry as 1 of only 5 students in a class...
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William John McNeff

September 17, 1950 - March 7, 2018

MCNEFF, William John, age 67, of Washington Twp., OH, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Bill was born to Grace (McKinnon) and the late William McNeff on September 17, 1950 in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1968 and Cleveland State University in 1972. He later also earned a degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace College and...
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Barry Scott Galen

July 8, 1958 - March 7, 2018

GALEN, Barry S., 58, of Kettering, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Barry was born July 8, 1959 in Port Jefferson, NY to the late Barry and Barbara (Edelstein) Galen. He graduated with his Bachelors in Criminal Justice at the University of Dayton, and completed his law degree at Touro College on Long Island. Barry practiced law for 30...
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Martha Doris Golson

December 8, 1926 - March 6, 2018

GOLSON, Martha Higgins, 91, recently of Centerville, Ohio, and life-long resident of Mulga, Alabama, died on March 6, 2018. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Frances and Tom Bankston; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as by her long-time Alabama friends and her new friends at Bethany Village. She is preceded in death by her...
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Christine Price

September 11, 1944 - March 5, 2018

PRICE, Christine, age 73, of Waynesville, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Chris was a retired Realtor, mutual clerk and bank teller of many years. She belonged to Incarnation parish and was a faithful parish member. Christine was a devoted grandmother of 9 with whom she loved to spend quality time. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen, her...
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Christine Price

September 11, 1944 - March 5, 2018

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Betty Lee Beaman

February 19, 1942 - March 5, 2018

BEAMAN, Betty Lee, age 76, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2018. She was born on February 19, 1942 in Lodi, OH to Daniel and Lois Jackson. Betty grew up in Spencer, OH and graduated from Black River High School in 1960. She went to college in Omaha, NE and worked as a nanny to help pay for her schooling. Upon completion, she moved to New...
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Suzanne M. Saal

September 13, 1937 - March 5, 2018

SAAL, Suzanne “Sue” M. nee Wagner, 80, of Tipp City, passed away Monday, March 5 2018. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years; William; son, Jeff (Brooke) Saal; Daughters, Julie Harris and Lori (Keith) Nakon; Grandsons, Sam and Max Routsong, Ben and Will Nakon; Granddaughter, Kathryn Harris; Sister Carol “Liz” Harry; and numerous...
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Gordon Murray Massie

October 12, 1959 - March 3, 2018

MASSIE, Gordon Murray of Centerville, OH, formerly of Scotland, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Cummins); two daughters, Morgan and Lauren; two sons, Calum and Cameron; sister, Julie. Gordon joins his loving mother, Elizabeth O'Donnell and father, Gordon. A memorial service will be held at 12pm on...
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Gerald Bryant Hollins

March 22, 1932 - March 3, 2018

HOLLINS, Gerald B., (Jerry) age 85, of Kettering, OH, passed away on March 3, 2018. He was born to the late Paul C. and Mary I. (nee Nall) Hollins on March 22, 1932 in Louisville, KY. He was valedictorian of his high school class before continuing his education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He worked as an electrical engineer at the NCR...
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Edward Junior Howard

February 27, 1931 - March 3, 2018

HOWARD, Edward Junior, age 87, of Kettering, formerly Westerville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. Edward was born on February 27, 1931 to George and Grace (Brown) Howard in Ashtabula, OH. Ed is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy (Denney) Howard, daughter Diana (Clifford) Thorstenson, son James, grandchildren Grace and...
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Teresa K. Stanaford

August 19, 1956 - February 27, 2018

STANAFORD, Teresa k., 61, of Kettering, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Teresa was born on August 19, 1956, to the late Frank and Mollie (Gambill) Stanaford, in Dayton, OH. She graduated from Fairmont East HS in 1974 and went on to work at Moraine Assembly for over 14 years. She loved her family very much and spent lots of time with them,...
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Robert Edward Kotowski

January 30, 1947 - February 27, 2018

KOTOWSKI, Robert, age 71, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Bob was born on January 30, 1947 to Edward and Gladys (Spohr) Kotowski in Detroit, MI. He graduated from Redford Union High School in Michigan. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He worked for Sears Roebuck as a HVAC Manager for over 20 years in Detroit. Bob loved his...
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Mary Lehman

March 27, 1936 - February 26, 2018

LEHMAN, Mary Elizabeth Schiller, age 81, of Oakwood passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. She graduated from Oakwood High School in 1954 and received her BA from Denison University in 1958. At Denison, Mary became a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Later, she became a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Junior League of Dayton and...
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Walter Eugene Johnson

May 24, 1924 - February 22, 2018

JOHNSON, Walter E. (Gene), age 93, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Gene was born May 24, 1924 in Marion, OH to Walter and Mae Magdeline (Fetter) Johnson. He was employed by Anaconda for 22 years and also worked for Foster-Forbes, and Essex Paranite. Gene was a volunteer for the Mill Township Fire Dept. for 23 years. He taught line dancing with his...
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Martha Jane Hoernemann

November 12, 1920 - February 20, 2018

HOERNEMANN, Martha J., 97, of Tipp City, formerly of Centerville, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018. Martha was born to the late James and Bertha (Pfeiffer) Rinehart of New Philadelphia, OH in 1920. After graduating from high school she earned her degree in nursing from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland, and worked there as an RN&...
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Marianne Robeson

January 20, 1934 - February 20, 2018

ROBESON, Marianne, 84, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Marianne was born to the late Emery and Carrie (Townsend) Thompson on January 20, 1934 in Ironton, OH. She graduated from Wilbur Wright High School and was a member of Hope Church. Marianne enjoyed tending to her gardens, traveling and enjoying life. She retired from Ohio...
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Susan Carol Hammond

August 3, 1935 - February 19, 2018

HAMMOND, Susan Carol (Herbert) of Kettering, age 82, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. Susan was born on August 3, 1935 to Charles F. and Helen K. (Egermayer) Herbert in St. Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. and a M.A. in elementary education and reading. Susan was a member and Deacon at Fairmont Presbyterian Church. She was a...
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Sadako K. Geisel

December 10, 1922 - February 18, 2018

GEISEL, Sadako K., age 95, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Sadako was born on December 10, 1922 in Japan. She was a long time member and very active with Soka Gakkai International (SGI). Sadako was preceded in death by her husband Adam. She is survived by her loving friends Ann and Denny Hart, Eileen and Ashley Thompson, Lauren and Becky Jacobs. Her...
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Jack W. Workman

January 10, 1938 - February 17, 2018

WORKMAN, Jack Walter, age 80 of Centerville, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018. Jack was born in Whitesville, WV on January 10, 1938 and was a graduate of Sherman High School. After graduation Jack went on to complete his undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and then completed his Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at Ohio State University. ...
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Sally Jean Stevens

July 25, 1929 - February 15, 2018

STEVENS, Sally Jean, 88, formerly of Greenfield, died on February 15, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. Sally was born on July 25, 1929 in Columbia City, IN to Walter “Muzzy” and Helen Myers, she grew up as the eldest of three children. Sally graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947. After high school, she graduated from International Business...
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Cleatus Edward Sanders

April 9, 1951 - February 13, 2018

SANDERS, Cleatus Edward “Sandy”, passed away on February 13, 2018 at his home. He was born on April 9, 1951 to James W. and Flora (Wuest) Sanders in Tuscumbia, MO. Sandy graduated from Eldon High School in Eldon, MO. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he retired in 1993 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He then worked and retired...
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Kelly Rose Siedling

October 2, 1967 - February 13, 2018

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Anna Florence Heil

May 25, 1923 - February 13, 2018

HEIL, Anna Florence, 94, of Kettering, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Anna was born May 25, 1923 to Garfield and Ada (Breeden) Landers in Franklin, OH. She graduated from Franklin High School and Miami-Jacobs Business College. Anna retired from GM after 30 years of service. She enjoyed traveling all over the world, spending time with family,...
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Joyce G. Krug

September 26, 1934 - February 12, 2018

KRUG, Joyce G. (nee Zemrock), 83, 0f Kettering, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018. Joyce was born on September 26, 1934, in Wooster, OH, to Michael and Otillia (Olson) Zemrock. She worked in retail her whole life and enjoyed interacting with people and selling. She loved working in her yard, feeding the birds, and decorating her home. She was...
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Naomi Ruth Schubert

August 27, 1939 - February 12, 2018

SCHUBERT, Naomi Ruth (Hill), age 78, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Delta and Henry Hill, as well as her sister and best friend, Fronya Hill. She lost her life-long love, Ben Schubert to Parkinson’s disease in 2008 and...
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Charles Richard Judy

May 7, 1922 - February 10, 2018

JUDY, Charles Richard, age 95, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Charles was born on May 7, 1922 to Robert and Nina (Fisher) Judy in Dayton, OH. He honorably served in the 4th Marine Division during WWII. Charles drove the half-track and safely brought his troops into Roi-Namur, Saipan (where he earned a purple heart), Tinian, and Iwo Jima. After...
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Louis Sharp

October 1, 1924 - February 8, 2018

SHARP, Louis M. “Lou”, 93, of Kettering, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Lou was born on October 1, 1924 to Garnet and Hortense (Pugh) Sharp. He graduated from McArthur HS in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Following his service he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University in 1950. In Dayton, he...
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Tony Seaborn

June 14, 1931 - February 8, 2018

SEABORN, Tony, age 86, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. Tony was born on June 14, 1931 to William and Jalie (Martin) Seaborn in Sand Gap, KY. Tony was a member of Faith Baptist Church for over 50 years. He owned multiple Shell Service/ Gas Stations and was the epitome of the hard-working man. His was the only service station to open up during the 1978 blizzard...
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John Charles Sechrist

March 4, 1957 - February 7, 2018

John C. Sechrist age 60 passed away peacefully at his home, February 7th, 2018.Born in Erie, March 4th, 1957 to Kenneth R. and Catherine (White) Sechrist. He attended Cathedral Prep’76, the University of Dayton earning a Degree in Business’90, and then graduated from the School of Advertising Art, Dayton Ohio. Cookie as he was known at UD, worked his...
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Barbara Ann Lowden

March 5, 1934 - February 1, 2018

Lowden, Barbara Ann (nee Weber), age 83, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home on February 1, 2018. Barbara was a graduate of The Ursuline Academy in Brown County, Ohio and attended the University of Dayton. In her professional life, Barbara was a manager at the Wagon Lit Travel Agency’s Centerville office and spent many years partnering...
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Paul E. Sullenger

December 26, 1967 - February 1, 2018

SULLENGER, Paul E., age 50, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Paul was born on December 26, 1967 in Dayton, OH to Don Sullenger, PhD and the late Judith (Deck) Sullenger. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1986 where he was very active in their musicals and from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a degree in...
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Jean Katherine Whalen

October 13, 1926 - February 1, 2018

WHALEN, Jean Katherine, age 91, of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Jean was born to the late George H. and Viola M. (Nee Martin) LeBoeuf on October 13, 1926 in Jacksonville, FL. She graduated from University of Dayton and taught Early Childhood Education in the Dayton Public Schools for 30 years. Jean was an avid gardener, great...
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Jo Ann Davis

May 8, 1930 - January 30, 2018

DAVIS, Jo Ann, 87, of Centerville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Jo Ann was born on May 8, 1930 to Irv and Edith (Emerick) Allen, in Dayton, OH. She graduated from Fairview HS in 1948. Jo Ann married her high school sweetheart James Davis in 1959. In addition to being a homemaker, she found...
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Catherine Swinderman Hardman

November 2, 1951 - January 29, 2018

HARDMAN, Catherine (Kate) Swinderman, age 66, of Kettering, passed away on Monday January 29, 2018 after a courageous second battle against breast cancer. Kate was born on November 2, 1951 to Edward and Mercedes (Carey) Swinderman in Dayton, OH. She attended St. Joseph Commercial High School and graduated in 1970. After graduating from St. Elizabeth Medical Center...
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Fred Franklin Blair

August 31, 1936 - January 28, 2018

BLAIR, Fred F., 81, of Centerville, OH, passed away on January 28, 2018. He was born in Harlan, KY, son of the late Ward and Maggie Blair and was preceded in death by his sister Betty Ann Blair Jones. A member of Normandy United Methodist Church in Dayton, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jo (Pope) Blair, their children Jean (Dwayne) Varner...
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Cynthia L. Martin

August 25, 1948 - January 27, 2018

MARTIN, Cynthia L. “Cindy”, age 69. Born in Richmond, Indiana to Lois and the late Larry Stevens, went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2018. Beloved wife of William, loving mother of Brian (Cori) Martin, cherished grandmother of Marissa and William special aunt, sister and friend of many. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. A Mass...
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David Ford Peck

February 19, 1928 - January 26, 2018

PECK, David Ford passed away at his home in Dayton, Ohio on January 26th, 2018, after several months of hospitalization due to heart surgery, a stroke and congestive heart failure. He was 3 weeks from his 90th birthday at the time of his passing. David was the younger son of Warner A. Peck, Sr., a sales manager with Republic Steel Corporation, and Gertrude...
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Charlotte M. Swank

February 5, 1918 - January 26, 2018

SWANK, Charlotte M., age 99, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. Charlotte was born February 5, 1918 to David and Della Zehring in Dayton, OH. She attended First Lutheran Church and was Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Sunbeam Chapter. Charlotte enjoyed playing cards, crafting, reading, and taking long walks. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Norma Kinser

January 30, 1932 - January 25, 2018

KINSER, Norma J., age 85, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018. Norma was born to Paul and Garnet (Rush) Dillion on January 30, 1932 in Union City, Indiana. She was a member of the Rosary Society, and a very active member of Ascension Catholic Church. Norma was also a member of the Women’s Guild and was once named Mother of the Year by them. Her life...
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Donald Carl Beddies, Sr.

October 20, 1927 - January 23, 2018

BEDDIES, Donald Carl Sr., age 90, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Donald was born to the late Otto and Emma Beddies on October 20, 1927. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton and proudly served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. Donald retired from Meadow Gold Dairy after 35 dedicated years. He is preceded in death by his...
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Theodore James Vradelis

February 16, 1926 - January 22, 2018

VRADELIS, Theodore (Ted) James, age 91, of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. Ted was born to the late James Theodore and Artimia (Hadjiantoniou) Vradelis on February 16, 1926 in Middletown, OH. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1943, Kenyon College in 1946, and the University Of Cincinnati School Of Law. Ted was a WWII...
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Inez E. Noble

May 20, 1921 - January 21, 2018

Inez Elaine (Brown) Noble, 96, joined her Savior on Sunday, January 21 in Dublin, OH. Inez was born on May 20, 1921 to George D. and Blanche I. (Granger) Brown in Zanesville, OH. She was the ninth of eleven children. Inez spent her early childhood in Zanesville, and later on a farm near Adamsville, OH. She recounted fond memories of sharing large family meals&...
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Dorothy K. Thomas

September 13, 1925 - January 19, 2018

THOMAS, Dorothy K., 92, of Jefferson Township, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Dorothy was born on September 13, 1925 to Thomas and Margaret (Hardy) Kearns in Marquette County, WI. She worked at the Frigidaire Plant in Moraine for nearly 30 years, with her husband, Bill. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. She...
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Vera V. Edwards

November 26, 1922 - January 19, 2018

EDWARDS (CLEMENS), Vera V., age 95, of Centerville, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Vera was born to the late Clarence and Idell Clemens on November 26, 1922 in Dayton, OH. Vera was employed at Grandview Hospital until her retirement in 1984. She enjoyed organ music, reading, and playing with her dogs. Vera is preceded in death by her...
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Jane Ireton

April 28, 1927 - January 18, 2018

Ireton, Jane Albers, age 90, died peacefully at her home in Centerville on Thursday Jan. 18. Born in Sidney, Ohio on April 28, 1927 to Lenita and Edolyn Albers, Jane graduated from Monroe High School in Monroe, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her son Michael Ireton and by her husband of 56 years, Richard J. Ireton, a noted surgeon in the Dayton area....
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Paul Louis Sacksteder

September 19, 1953 - January 18, 2018

SACKSTEDER, Paul Louis, age 64, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born on September 19, 1953 in Dayton, OH. Paul graduated high school in 1971 and from WSU in 1975. He worked for BMT/Hurley’s and Belcan/Belflex. Paul was the owner of Extrahelp Staffing Service for 28 years. He was a member of the Dayton Marketing...
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Christine Lynne Welsh

October 19, 1956 - January 17, 2018

WELSH, Christine L., 61, of Centerville, passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018. Chris was born on October 19, 1956, to Harold and Nellie (Briscoe) Brady, in El Reno, OK. Chris is survived by her loving husband of 37 years David Welsh; daughters Chelsea Welsh and Lyndsey (Nick) Arnold; brother John (Tonya) Brady; step-Mother Martha Brady; numerous brothers...
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Julia Hovden

April 7, 1937 - January 14, 2018

HOVDEN, Julia Jean “Judy”, age 80, of Centerville, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Village where she was a resident for three months. She was a graduate of Amboy, Minnesota High School in 1956. Julia spent her entire married life as a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany Church of Christ. Julia loved to travel and...
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Rosemary J. Baty

February 4, 1922 - January 14, 2018

BATY, Rosemary J., age 95, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Rosemary was born to the late Albert E. and Ina (Farris) Jolley on February 4, 1922 in Cedarville, OH. She graduated from Patterson Co-Op and was an active member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church where she was involved musically. Rosemary enjoyed cooking, sewing and...
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Julia Jean Hovden

April 7, 1937 - January 14, 2018

HOVDEN, Julia Jean, age 80, of Centerville, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Village where she was a resident for three months. She was a graduate of Amboy, Minnesota High School in 1956. Julia spent her entire married life as a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany Church of Christ. Julia loved to travel and especially camping with her...
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Helen Caroline Pleimann

January 11, 1921 - January 14, 2018

PLEIMANN, HELEN CAROLINE, 97, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 11, 1921 to Helen and Leo Hunkeler. Helen was the loving wife of Norman J. Pleimann for 53 years. He preceded her in death in 1999. Helen was the mother of Rose Marie (Dennis) Nerderman, David...
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Dustin Gene McDonald

December 21, 1981 - January 12, 2018

McDONALD, Dustin Gene, age 36 of Dayton passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Dustin was born on December 21, 1981 in Massillon, OH to Lawrence McDonald and Kim Cooper-McDonald. He attended Owens Community College and proudly worked as a fabricator and installer of marble and granite. Dustin was preceded in death by his mother, Kim Cooper-Friedrich. He is...
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Dane Paul Landon

December 24, 1955 - January 12, 2018

LANDON, Dane Paul, age 62, of Washington Township, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born on December 24, 1955 in Louisville, KY to Joyce and Dr. David Landon. Dane attended Union City Community High School and then after a family move before his junior year, he graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1974. He then attended Manchester...
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Alfred Galen Landis

March 12, 1928 - January 10, 2018

LANDIS, Alfred G. (Galen) departed this life to join his late wife, Virginia (Ginny) F. (Vandevander), in heaven on January 10, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1928 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to the late Henry and Agnes (Dillworth) Landis. He was the ninth of eleven children. Al was preceded in death by siblings Edward, Kenneth, Vivian, Ardella, Bessie&...
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Laurence A. Warwar

April 4, 1932 - January 9, 2018

WARWAR, Laurence Azar, age 85, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018. Laurence was born in Beirut, Lebanon and immigrated to the United States with her husband, Elias Warwar, and young family in 1954. She obtained a Master’s Degree from University of Dayton in counseling and education and was a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed...
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Louis C. Breckenridge

January 22, 1923 - January 8, 2018

BRECKENRIDGE, Louis C., age 94, of Bethany Village, Centerville, OH, made his last flight on January 8, 2018, to join Joyce, his beloved wife of 71 years in the afterlife. He leaves his daughters, Bonnie Cogan and Rae Chivers of Dayton, OH and Cathy (Ron) Bohnlein of Buckeye, AZ; son, Terry (Sandy) Breckenridge of Morrow, OH; grandchildren...
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Yvonne B. Spoon

December 10, 1924 - January 8, 2018

SPOON, Yvonne (Bates), age 93, of Kettering, Ohio passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. Yvonne was born on December 10, 1924 in Dayton, Ohio, to Earl and Ruth (Calhoun) Bates. Yvonne attended Oakwood High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Dennison University. She taught art at Harman Elementary. Yvonne met her husband Byron after...
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Bonni Jean Clark

January 6, 1946 - January 7, 2018

CLARK, Bonni Jean, of Beavercreek, OH, passed into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on January 17, 2018. She was born on January 6, 1946, in Olney, IL, to Wilson W. and Jessie P. Garrison. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Martin E. Clark; daughters Cherish Christina Lesko (Joseph), and Mackensie Diahann Wittmer (Philip);...
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Judith Carol Phillips-Bilbrey

April 22, 1939 - January 7, 2018

PHILLIPS-BILBREY, Judith Carol (Hughes), age 78 of Centerville, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a brief, unexpected illness. Judi was born in Wilmington OH to James L. and Marcella (Hildenbrand) Hughes. Her family soon moved to Germantown, OH where she graduated from Germantown HS in 1957. Judi then attended Ohio State University, receiving...
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Judith Carol Bilbrey

April 22, 1939 - January 7, 2018

PHILLIPS-BILBREY, Judith Carol (Hughes), age 78 of Centerville, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a brief, unexpected illness. Judi was born in Wilmington OH to James L. and Marcella (Hildenbrand) Hughes. Her family soon moved to Germantown, OH where she graduated from Germantown HS in 1957. Judi then attended Ohio State University, receiving...
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Mark D. Gilliat

July 21, 1962 - January 7, 2018

GILLIAT, Mark David, age 55, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 7th, 2018. He was born on July 21, 1962 in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Fairmont West in 1980, and Ohio State University with degrees in Geology and Metallurgical Engineering. He was a Sr. Metallurgical Engineer at Emmerson Corp. and prior to that he worked at Mound Laboratories...
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LtCol David K. Miller, USAF

March 26, 1943 - January 7, 2018

MILLER, David K., LtCol, USAF (Retired), age 74, of Centerville passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. David was born March 26, 1943 on Staten Island, NY to Raymond G. and Eleanor King Miller. He graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Rockville, MD and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical...
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Eva Hundley White

May 12, 1930 - January 7, 2018

WHITE, Eva Hundley, age 87, of Kettering, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Eva was born May 12, 1930 to Robert and Ida Gullet in Oakland, CA. Eva enjoyed gardening, garage sales, and helping people further their careers. She was witty, intelligent, and her sense of humor will be greatly missed. Eva was...
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Stuart D. Snyder

September 13, 1919 - January 5, 2018

SNYDER, Stuart D, 98 of Centerville, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2018 as a result of the flu. Stuart graduated from Fairview High School in 1937 and Miami University. In 1941 Stuart enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps to train as a fighter pilot. Stuart was fascinated with archeology and geology. His lifelong passion to discover and excavate archeological sites for...
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Jean Ellen Blakely

March 3, 1931 - January 5, 2018

BLAKELY, Jean E. (Selby), 86, of Kettering, passed away on January 5, 2018. Born in 1931 in Indianapolis, IN, she was a 1953 graduate of Purdue University and a teacher for the Dayton and Kettering public schools. During retirement she was an active volunteer with the city of Kettering and the Board of Elections and always supported her favorite charities. She is...
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Nancy C. Shrader

December 6, 1929 - January 4, 2018

SHRADER, Nancy Cunningham, age 88, of Centerville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Nancy was born in Detroit, MI in 1929 to the late David and Margaret (Werth) Cunningham. She was a graduate of Denby High School where she met and later married Robert E. Shrader, Jr. Her life was devoted to caring for her children and 3 granddaughters, and...
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Richard Eugene Clark

October 8, 1946 - January 2, 2018

CLARK, Richard E., 71, of Dayton, passed away on January 2, 2018. Richard was born on Oct. 8, 1946 to James and Helen (Randolph) Clark. He graduated from Stivers High School in 1964 and began working at Hewitt Soap Co. He went on to serve in the Army for two years, and then returned to Hewitt for 39 years following his service. His favorite pastime was playing...
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Paul Thomas Eagan, Jr.

October 7, 1931 - January 1, 2018

EAGAN, Paul T. “Tom” Jr., age 86, formally of Kettering, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. Tom was born in Canonsburg, PA., on October 7, 1931 to Paul Eugene and Elizabeth Eagan. He served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War. After his service in the military he became a buyer for Elder Beerman’s for over 20 years. Tom then...
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Norma Lee Spoon

April 29, 1927 - December 30, 2017

SPOON, Norma L., age 90, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Norma was born on April 29, 1927 in Greensburg, IN to Robert and Ann (Evans) Rosencrans. She graduated from Fairview High School in 1945 and went on to become a cadet nurse at Miami Valley Hospital. She participated in the family business as a Pharmacy Tech at Peoples Drug Co....
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Albert William Kolb, Jr.

July 30, 1930 - December 30, 2017

Kolb, Albert William (Bill) Jr, age 87, of Centerville, a resident of Bethany Lutheran Village, died at Hospice of Dayton on December 30, 2017 following his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Survived by his wife of 29 years Margaret Griffiths Kolb, pre-deceased by his wife of 36 years Carolyn Miller Kolb, his grandson William Kolb Olson, and brother...
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Irma J. Frisby

March 15, 1933 - December 29, 2017

FRISBY, Irma Peitrantonio, age 84, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Brookdale of Oakwood. Irma was born on March 15, 1933 in Pretoro, Italy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Angelo and Maria Pietrantonio; husband, Donald and brother, Leon. Irma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She retired after a...
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Kathleen Ann Jackson

April 3, 1947 - December 27, 2017

JACKSON, Kathleen, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was born on April 3, 1947 in Dayton, OH. Kathleen was preceded in death by her wonderful parents, Robert and Pauline Buzzard; sister, Julie Bertholf and niece, Karen Bertholf. Kathleen is survived by God’s greatest blessings, her son, Robert (Mel) Lindeman and...
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Richard A. Dohme

May 20, 1932 - December 26, 2017

DOHME, Richard, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Richard was born May 20, 1932 to the late Andrew and Eva (Workman) Dohme in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1950. Richard retired from Ohio Bell, and served in the Naval Reserves and was a member of the Masons, Mystic Lodge # 0405, and the AT&T Pioneers. He was...
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Madeline Jane Breslin

March 28, 1935 - December 23, 2017

BRESLIN, Madeline Jane, age 82, of Centerville, OH passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Madeline was born to the late Joseph A. and Julia H (Sagel) Seta on March 28, 1935 in Cincinnati, OH. She was employed as an advertising copywriter by the John Shillito Company in Cincinnati. Madeline was also a social activist, business owner and massage therapist....
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Sean Donavon Foulk

July 31, 1980 - December 23, 2017

FOULK, Sean Donavon, age 37, of Centerville, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was a 1999 graduate of Centerville High School and received his BS from Wright State University in 2005. Sean played football from his youth and won many awards during his athletic career, including Most Valuable Player multiple seasons. During his junior and senior year at...
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Armin Peter Losh

December 17, 1921 - December 22, 2017

LOSH, Armin “Pete” Peter, age 96, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Pete is a widely acclaimed artist who was born on December 17, 1921. His education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Dayton and the Dayton Art Institute. Pete is a WWII Navy Vet serving over 4 years in the Pacific Theatre. He...
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Daylene Mize

December 20, 1948 - December 21, 2017

MIZE, Daylene, age 69, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Daylene was born December 20, 1948 to Delmar and Gloria (Stark) Mize. She graduated from Jefferson Township high school in 1966, and earned her nursing degree from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing and BSN from Mt. St. Joseph College. Daylene was a critical care nurse at Miami Valley Hospital...
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Thomas Blitz Creager

March 14, 1931 - December 20, 2017

CREAGER, Thomas A., Sr, (Blitz) age 86, formerly of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was an alumnus of Oakwood High School, Class of 1949 and Denison University, Class of 1953, a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Mary Raine Wagner Creager, son, Tim Creager (Louise) daughter, Paula...
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Harry Thomas Bell

December 12, 1934 - December 20, 2017

BELL, Harry Thomas, age 83, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Harry was born to the late Albert Freeman and Catherine (Danahe) Bell on December 12, 1934. He graduated Stivers H.S., attended Ohio University and also served in the United States Army. Harry retired after 42 years from Plumbers and Pipe Fitters 162. He was a very...
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Mary J. Austin

October 12, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Mary J Austin, 92, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Mary was born Mary Josephine Thompson on October 12, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. She attended the University of Dayton and soon met Don Austin who was also attending class at University Dayton. Mary told stories of how her future husband would “sneak away” from Wright Patterson Air...
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Barbara Ann Luthman

May 19, 1940 - December 18, 2017

LUTHMAN, Barbara Ann (Hartmeier), age 77, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Barbara was born to Frank J. and Emma Mae Hartmeier on May 19, 1940. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years Dennis; infant son, Robert J. Luthman; son, Michael D. Luthman; and granddaughter, Alexandria Luthman. Barbara was survived...
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Judy Preston

February 3, 1953 - December 16, 2017

PRESTON, Judy, age 64, of Kettering, passed away on December 16, 2017. Judy was born on February 3, 1953 in Paintsville, KY and graduated from Kettering Fairmont East High School in 1972. Judy went on to earn her BA in accounting from Wright State and worked for the Wright State School of Medicine for over 30 years. She cared deeply for others and spent numerous...
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Jack E. King

February 20, 1945 - December 16, 2017

KING, Dr. Jack Elliot, age 72, of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Dr. King was born on February 20, 1945 in Columbus, OH to Benjamin and Jane King. He graduated from Fairmont High School, and at The Ohio State University, he received early admittance to Dental School due to an exceptional undergraduate record. He was commissioned as a...
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Robert Bruce Hill, Jr.

July 15, 1945 - December 15, 2017

Hill, Robert Bruce, “Bob” age 72, formerly of Centerville passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. He was a graduate of Brownsville High School in 1963 and received his BA from University of Houston in 1967. He received his Masters of Business Administration from University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 1969. Bob retired in 2009 after working 37 years for...
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Michael C. Riley

April 30, 1937 - December 11, 2017

RILEY, Michael Cecil, age 80, of Kettering, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after passing away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, December 11, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda (Burke); children, Julie Riley, Deb (Bill) Stout, and Michele (Scott) Rosell; grandchildren, Austin Cole (Summer),...
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Linda Colley

May 11, 1961 - December 9, 2017

COLLEY, Linda Lee, age 56, of New Lebanon, OH, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Linda was born to the late James Herman Colley and Thelma Marie Leach on May 11, 1961 in Dayton, OH. She will be remembered by all as someone who had a giving heart, who would help anyone in need and a wonderful designer of all things primitive. Linda was survived by...
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William Garland Brock

April 7, 1932 - December 7, 2017

BROCK, William Garland, 85, of Kettering, formerly of Wartburg TN, passed away on December 7, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1932, in Wartburg, to Virgil and Rosa (Headrick) Brock. He worked for Schubert Funeral Home prior to serving in the Army from 1953-1955 in Ft. Benning GA. Following his service he and his wife Anita moved to the Dayton, OH area where...
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Natalie Stanley Graeff

April 27, 1947 - December 7, 2017

GRAEFF, Natalie Stanley “Talie”, age 70, of Oakwood, OH, died on December 7, 2017. Talie was born on April 27, 1947, in Dayton, OH, to Thomas Edward and Sarah Jane (Stanley) Maher, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Oakwood High School in 1965 and Marymount College of Boca Raton, FL (Lynn University) in 1967. She worked as a...
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Nancy Jean Corpus

November 6, 1926 - December 6, 2017

CORPUS, Nancy Jean, age 91, of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Nancy was born on November 6, 1926 to the late Dee and Dicey (nee King) Lambird. Nancy exemplified the values of the Great Generation, love of country, hard work, sacrifice, integrity and devotion to family. She was an avid dancer and reader who loved cooking...
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George P. Sperry, M.D.

October 3, 1929 - December 3, 2017

SPERRY, George P., M.D., age 88, of Washington Township, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 following a lengthy illness. Dr. Sperry was born October 3, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to John A. and Stella (Phillips) Sperry. He graduated from Tallmadge (Ohio) High School, class of 1947, from Vermont Academy, class of 1948, received his BA degree from...
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William J. King

January 31, 1938 - November 30, 2017

KING, William J., age 79, died November 30, 2017. Survived by wife of 56 years, Cynthia; daughter, Anya King (Jen Davis). Member of founding faculty in 1964 of what became Wright State University. Contributions in his memory may be made to the William and Cynthia King Classics Scholarship Fund, Wright State University Foundation, c/o Sara Woodhull, 3640...
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Alam Wirk, M.D.

May 6, 1947 - November 30, 2017

WIRK M.D., Alam, age 70, of Beavercreek, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born in Pakistan on May 6, 1947 to Allah Ditta and Saleema Wirk. Dr. Wirk attended Rabwah College and King Edward Medical University where he earned his Medical Degree. He then came to the United States in 1972 for his medical training. Dr. Wirk completed a radiology...
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William Bill Brewer

April 8, 1950 - November 30, 2017

BREWER, William “Bill” L., passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. Bill left a loving family and many dear friends. He was a long time member of the Kettering Optimist Club and served the club by holding several offices and chairing the Ohio divisions of the Optimist International Jr. Golf Championship. Bill retired from Miller Brewery in 2012,...
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Stephen D. King, Jr.

April 30, 1941 - November 27, 2017

KING, Stephen D., Jr., age 76, of Centerville, passed away on November 27, 2017. Steve was born on April 30, 1941 in Dayton, OH to Stephen and Ann King. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1959, honorably served in the Air Force, and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Steve worked as...
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