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We sadly mourn the loss of the following 
Limetree Park family members 
during 2016 -2017. May their souls find eternal rest.
We shall long remember them. 

We apologize if anyone has been left out of this posting. 
There are two ways to notify the Park of a Death: 
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2. Notify the Limetree Park Office

Katherine Smiley, unit 169, January 10, 2018 
Katherine Smiley passed away Jan. 10, 2018.  She and Everett, her husband resided in Kokomo, Indiana.  She grew up in Thaxton, Mississippi on a 400 acre farm and was the youngest of 9 children, seven brothers and one sister.  Katherine enjoyed playing the piano in her hometown church and school.  Growing up on a cotton farm, she worked hard helping her family.  Her older sister encouraged Katherine to attend University of Illinois where she eventually met her husband, Everett.  They married in a chapel on campus in 1947 and had 4 children.  She got her masters in education and taught 28 years in Indiana elementary schools.  During retirement, Katherine and Everett spent time remodeling a home in the country, tending to gardens and fruit trees, and traveling.  They also enjoyed learning a variety of dances.  Recently on September 7, 2017 Everett & Katherine celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Inspired Living with family and close friends, of which was delayed a few weeks due to Hurricane Irma.  Memorial services will be held in Kokomo Indiana.

Janette Holt - Former resident unit 51, Nov 21 2017
From her daughter, Donna Mann:
My Mother, Janette Holt, and father bought their first lot in Limetree Park in 1986.  My aunt, Jackie Brandenburg and her husband Ed talked them into buying.  They bought #4 for use of their motor home and used it for 13 years until she could no longer drive it herself.  She then purchased #51 until selling in 2013.  Janette loved playing hand and foot with friends.  Janette was 88, had 6 kids and lived in Michigan most of her life.  She passed away Nov 21. A Memorial service was held Nov 25

Lorraine Harmon -Former resident unit 61, Nov 26 2017  We just received the sad news Lorraine passed away Sunday.  Funeral service is Dec 1 (Friday) at 11:30 AM, Aston Gardens.  Go to the main clubhouse at Ashton Gardens and inquire directions.  More information will be posted when it is received.

Maryalice Grady - Unit 106, Nov 6, 2017
We just received the sad news Maryalice passed away yesterday morning at Joanne's House, Hope Hospice.  A mass will be said for her on Friday, November 10th at St. Leo's Catholic Church. More information will be posted when it is received.

Bill Curry - Unit 66, Nov 6, 2017

Obituary for William L. Curry Jr.

William L. Curry, Jr. 74 of Bonita Springs, FL and Toledo, OH died Monday, November 6, 2017 in Bonita Springs. He was born August 17, 1943 in Toledo, OH a son of the late William L. Curry, Sr. and Denelda Barney Curry.

Bill served in the U S Air Force. He worked as a crane operator in the glass industry, back in Ohio. Bill loved life and was a great friend to many.

Surviving is his wife of 14 years Linda Lewandowski Curry; son Russell (Deborah) Curry of Ohio; daughter Jamie (Dan) Avers of Ohio; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother Phil (Bonnie) Curry of Ohio; sister’s Lona (Melvin) Kigar, Patricia (Jerry) Snider and Cheryl (Gary) Kigar all of Ohio.

No services are scheduled at this time

Online condolences may be left by visiting

Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.

James (Boomer) Bain - Unit 112, Nov 1, 2017

Boomer Bain

Boomer Bain

January 27, 1932 - November 1, 2017


James C. “Boomer” Bain, age 85, passed away November 1, 2017, at his home in Bonita Springs, FL, at 8:55 A.M. 
A memorial service in his honor will be held Friday, November 17, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Pastor Kelly Brady will be officiating. The visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service begins at the funeral home. 
Boomer was born January 27, 1932 in Puxico, MO, the son of Lester Franklin, Sr. and Ruby (Dailey) Bain. He was married to Carla Howard; she survives. He is survived by his children; two sons, Bradley C. Bain and wife Debbie of Florissant, MO, and Barry D. Bain and wife LeAnne of Wheaton, IL; one daughter, Janice L. Rushing and husband Tim of Edwardsville, IL; mother of his children, Norma F. Born; seven grandchildren, Heather Young and husband John, Nathan Bain and wife Gina, Rob Wamhoff, Kelsey Bain, Gibson Capua and husband Bobby, Winston Bain, and Ashlynn McQuiggan and husband Phillip; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, David Bain of San Francisco, CA; one sister, Kay Jones and husband Gary of Scott City, MO. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia Bain; one brother, Frank Bain; one sister, Becky Woolverton; and one grandchild, Evan Rushing.
Boomer honorably served our country in the Navy during the Cuba Conflict from 1952 to 1953. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Mattoon, IL, for many years. He was member of the Mattoon Golf and Country Club, Mattoon Rotary Club, and Mortgage Bankers Association. Boomer enjoyed sharing his experiences and stories, playing golf, camping, traveling, and trout fishing.
He was employed by Mercantile Bank in Decatur, IL, and later of Mattoon Federal Savings and Loan as a mortgage banker. However, while working full-time in the banking industry he decided to find a part-time job that lead to his booming career as a basketball official. He started with small local leagues and church groups but quickly rose in rank to be the Missouri Valley Supervisor of Officials. He also officiated in Division I NCAA conferences and tournaments, five Final Four Championship games, multiple international tournaments and world games, and the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame among many other national and regional sports hall of fames and actively involved with NJCAA post season tournament. With these many accomplishments, he often spoke of the time he played minor league baseball in the New York Yankee’s farm league with the great Mickey Mantle. 
Boomer’s young soul, kind hearted nature, and outgoing personality left a lasting effect on those fortunate to have known him. His legacy will live on through this family, friends, and peers. He will be forever missed but not forgotten.
Memorials in his honor may be made to the American Heart Association, 2141 W. White Oaks Drive #A, Springfield, IL, 62704.

Rhea M. Carter - Unit 237 - July 14, 2017

Rhea M. Carter, age 88, of Westerville, OH went to be with her Lord Friday, July 14, 2017. Retired from The Ohio State University Dept. of Physics. She was secretary of the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy and Associate Coordinator of the International Conference on Molecular Spectroscopy. A member of Genoa Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband Wm "Bill" Carter, parents Wm "Ed" and Mable Robinson. Survived by children, Michael (Kim) Carter, Beverly (Mark) Crawmer and Janine Fleming; grandchildren, Stacy Crawmer and Steven (Jennifer) Crawmer, great-grandchildren, William, Kenneth and Benjamin; brother, Dick Robinson; nephews and niece.  Friends may call Thursday, July 20 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH.  A service will be held Friday, July 21 at 11 AM at the Genoa Baptist Church (corner of Route 3 and Lewis Center Rd). Pastor Frank Carl officiating.  Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Genoa Baptist Building Fund, 7562 Lewis Center Rd, Galena, OH 43021

Cecilia Morse - Unit 168 - May 20, 2017
Cecilia Morse, 62, passed away on May 20, 2017.  She was born on November 21, 1954.  She is survived by her loving husband, Corey, brother Robert King, sister, Glenda Starkey, daughter, Lauren Thompson, son Kyle Osgood, step sons Blane and Andrew Morse, step daughter, Mary Panyathong, and 7 grandchildren.  Cecilia is preceded in death by her late husband Ronald Osgood, Sister Ramona Sullivan, and her parents, Dorothy and Randall King.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 1 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita, KS

Rosie James -Unit 55 - May 13, 2017
Rosalie Mary James, 83 of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (May 13, 2017) at North Collier Hospital, in Naples Fla.  
     She was born Nov 25, 1933, in Chebanse, the daughter of Adrian and Beryl (Morris) Girard.  Rosalie married William D. James on June 15, 1956.  He preceded her in death on Nov 19, 2012.
     Rosalie worked as a switchboard operator and receptionist for most of her life and retired from General Foods.  She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, gardening and beach combing.  Rosalie enjoyed meeting people and socializing.  She really enjoyed her 30 years of retirement in Bonita Springs, Fla., most of which was spent with her husband.
     Surviving are two sons, Randy James, of Fon du Lac, Wis., and Jeff James, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and a daughter, Rene Schnell (Bruce Mahoney), of Kankakee.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Mike, Derrick, Patrick, Adam, Jordan, and Emily James, Jenna Schnell and Morgan and Anthony Beaupre; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jackie Bonvallett, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Jolene Saathoff, of Scottsdale, Ariz.
     In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Betty Metz and Beverly Salzman; and a brother, Maurice Girard.
     Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel.  The Rev. Phillip Gardner will officiate.  Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township.
     Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
     Please sign her online guestbook at 



Rita Turner - Unit 152 - January 16, 2016

TURNER, RITA V. (nee Amici), on Jan. 16, 2016, of Newtown Square, PA, formerly of Springfield, PA and Broomall, PA. Wife of the late James Turner, mother of David, Michael, and Janet Turner and the late Randall Turner. Sister of Arthur Amici, grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 3. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 after 9:00 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 136 Saxer Ave., Springfield, PA 19064 until the time of her Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Interment in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of the Delaware Valley, 399 Market Street (Suite 102), Philadelphia, PA 19106 or at Arrs. by KOVACS FUNERAL HOME INC. Published on on Jan. 19, 2016

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Ken Gray - Unit 50 - February 28, 2016

Kenneth R. "Ken" Gray


Kenneth R. "Ken" Gray, 75, of Liverpool, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 in Naples, Florida with his beloved family by his side. He was born in Syracuse and was a graduate of Liverpool High School where he was known as one of the best pitchers, and was inducted into the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. Ken was a Sonar/Radar Technician for General Electric/Lockheed Martin, retiring after 38 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse. Ken was an avid NY Yankees fan; he also enjoyed fishing and golfing and most importantly loved spending time with his family. 
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Lois (Harrington) Gray; his grandson, Eric Kenneth Gregory; his son-in-law, Michael Radcliff and two brothers, William and John.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Maryanne (Colabufo) Gray; his son, Mark (Erin) Gray of Central Square; three daughters, Lisa Radcliff of Tennessee, Giniene (Michael) Rommel of Cicero and Michelle (John) Gregory of Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Amanda, Danielle, Jonathan, Michael, Marissa, Suzanne and Joseph; seven great-grandchildren, Eric, Bryce, Gio, Avan, Addison, Taevon and Jaden; several nieces, nephews, cousins; his Aunt Sue and his cherished cat, Lucy.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of Ken's life at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, North Syracuse. Burial will be in North Syracuse Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the funeral home, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY.

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Judy Jurosic - Unit 80 - March 7, 2016

Judith Ann Jurosic


Judith (Judy) Ann Jurosic, 76, went to her Heavenly Home March 7, 2016 at Joanne's House Hope Hospice.

She was born July 19, 1939 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Louise (Schmith) and Ivan Jurosic. She graduated in 1957 from St. Joseph High School in Wapakoneta. After high school Judy worked as clerk at Clara Warr's Neighborhood Grocery in Wapakoneta before relocating to Southwest Florida.

Judy is preceded in death by seven siblings: Carolyn Fisher, Robert (Bob) Jurosic, Margaret Jane (Jane) Kennedy, Katherine (Kate) Volbert, Evelyn (Eppy) Smith, Richard (Dick) Jurosic, James (Jim) Jurosic. 

She has two surviving sisters, Dorothy Fritz of St. Marys, Ohio and Elizabeth (Betty) Thompson of Bonita Springs, Florida. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Judy received training as a licensed practical nurse while living in Florida and was employed as a domestic by several prominent families in the Naples area. Judy enjoyed living in the Limetree Park Community and took advantage of the many social activities offered, acquiring a number of very close friends while in residence. Judy was a member of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Bonita Springs.

Service later in Wapakoneta - no flowers. Memorials to Joanne's House Hope Hospice, 27100 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, Florida, 34135
Published in Naples Daily News from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2016

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Carol Bishop - Unit 5 - March 9, 2016
Carol Jean Bishop Obituary

Date of Birth:

Saturday, January 4th, 1941

Date of Death:

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Carol Jean Bishop, 75, of Florence, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She worked as a bus aide for the Boone County School System. Carol is survived by her husband of 55 years Bill Bishop. She is also survived by her daughters Lynn (Jim) Huber, Janie Bishop, Michele (Dan) Shields and Sandy (Tom) Wogenstahl; 7 grandchildren. Memorials suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Rosedale Green Prom Committee. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Barbara Church at 10 am on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. You may leave online condolences at Floral Hills Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Robert Carter - Unit 33 - March 25, 2016

Robert "Bob" Carter


Carter Robert "Bob" Carter of Columbus, Ohio and Bonita Springs, Florida passed away at the age of 87 on Friday, March 25, 2016 peacefully and surrounded by family at home. Bob was born November 20, 1928 to Robert and Dorothy Carter. He proudly served in the US Airforce from 1946-1949 and then as a Columbus Firefighter from 19531983. An avid photographer and craftsman, Bob's achievements in life where numerous but he will be most remembered as a man who always put his family first. Bob is preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters Margie, Roberta, Paul, and Ralph. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nora Jean Holbrook Carter; and three children, Yvonne Clemons and husband Michael, Curt Carter, and Duane Carter and wife Kathy. A beloved Grandpa, Bob has six grandchildren, Vanessa, Erica, Natalie, Dustin, Cansas, and Caitlin; and five great-grandkids, Kyra, Bailey, Lydia, Uriah, and Iris. Bob was often referred to as "one of the best people" and we are thankful for him filling our lives with memories of love and laughter. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. at the Columbus Fire Department Union Station, 379 West Broad St. Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Columbus Firefighters for Kids. A special thanks to Hospice of Mt. Carmel for their heartfelt home care.

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Jerry Paul - Unit 191 - April 2, 2016

A Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald J. “Jerry” Paul will be held at 11am on Thursday, April 7, 2016,  at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 58 Granville Street, in Newark, with Father J.C.P. Sullivan, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, in Zanesville. Family and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, in Newark. A Vigil service will be held at 7:30pm, on Wednesday, at the funeral home.     

Mr. Paul, age 75, of Newark, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark. He was born August 12, 1940, in Zanesville, a son of the late John and Erma (Adams) Paul. He was a 1958 graduate of Rosecrans High School in Zanesville. He began working at Rockwell International in Newark in 1959 and retired in 1995. For many years, he and his wife Dolly spent six months a year in Bonita Springs, Florida where he enjoyed golf, fishing and boating.     

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores “Dolly” (Greten) Paul, whom he married May 9, 1959; children Lynda (Richard) Roe, Tim Paul, Randy (Belinda) Paul; grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Michelle, Bryan, Jana, Jaclyn, Brandon, Makayla, Jacob and Jeremy; 11 great-grandchildren,; brother Thomas (Patricia) Paul; sister in law Debbie Paul; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog “Bruce Lee”.     

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Paul.     

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.     

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Roy Hazael - Unit 75 - May 1, 2016

Roy Malcolm HAZAEL


HAZAEL, Roy Malcolm
Passed away peacefully in Bonita Springs, Florida on May 1, 2016 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Gail Hazael (Kubis) and his parents Alex and Bessie Hazael and brother Robert (Red) (Barb). He is survived by and will be missed by his sister Joan Fraser (Carl). Dear father of Michael, Brian (Cathy) and Gregory (Corry). He was predeceased by Kevin Kubis and will be missed by Wayne Kubis (Janet), Brian Kubis, Vicky DeJong (Marty) and daughters-in-law Pat Kubis and Wendy Kubis. Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Dad grew up in Leamington and raised his family in Kingsville. He loved all sports but baseball remained his lifelong passion. He was active as a coach and official in minor hockey and baseball and was an excellent dancer who people would stop to watch whenever he and his sister Joan danced to the big band sounds of the 40's. Dad and Gail moved to Bonita Springs, Florida in 1986. They had many happy years together and had many good friends at Lime Tree Park throughout those years. Dad was at Shadow Wood Golf Club in Bonita and looked forward everyday to seeing his friends and colleagues at the course. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral
Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville, (519-733-4111) on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens, Maidstone. The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to all of the excellent health care workers in Bonita Springs and Naples who took such good care of Dad. Friends may send condolences online at

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Virginia Monto - Unit 216 - May 8, 2016


MONTO, VIRGINIA L. Bonita Springs, FL (formerly Bay City) Virginia Louise Monto died on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016 in Bonita Springs, Florida. She was born December 4, 1924 to the late Roy and Loretta (Finch) Barr in Bay City where she resided most of her life. Virginia married Norman W. Monto who predeceased her on October 16, 2008. While in Bay City, she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and she enjoyed sewing, knitting, and reading but most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her son and daughter: Norman P. (Rozanne Giunta) Monto, Valerie K. (Dirk) Richardson; three grandchildren: Nancy A. (Ron Watkins) Bernreuter, Scott (Ashley Jericho) Monto, Mark (Tayyaba) Monto; three great-grandchildren: Brook A. Bernreuter, Ayden and Alex Monto; two sisters: Eileen Sumner, Dorothy (Arthur) Robins; two brothers: Leonard (Jan) Meyerhofer, Carl (Kathy) Meyerhofer; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister: Betty Marshall; and her brother: Robert Barr. Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:30 am in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Rev. Paul G. Kruse will officiate with private interment in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated for the March of Dimes( or the Boys and Girls Club of the Great Lakes Region (300 Lafayette St., Bay City, MI 48708). Visiting hours with the family will be Thursday, June 9, 2016 after 10:30 am in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line

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Thomas J. Gainey - Unit 206 - 6/18/2016 

GAINEY - Thomas J.  June 18, 2016, of Lackawanna, NY, beloved husband of Esther (Knoop) Gainey, dearest father of Timothy (Christine) Gainey and Laura (David) Tomaka; brother of the late Jack Gainey; grandfather of Conor, Cameron and Caitlin Tomaka. Friends received on Tuesday only from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Curtin Funeral Home, Inc., 1340 Union Road, West Seneca. Friends invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:30AM from Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or American Heart Assn.  Arrangements by William O'Rourke.

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Nick Colabufo - Unit 104 - June 29, 2016 

Limetree Park's Honorary Mayor

Obituary for Nicholas "Pa" Colabufo
Nicholas “Pa” Colabufo, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Iroquois Nursing Home. He was born in Syracuse, son of the late Thomas and Marie (Petrone) Colabufo. Nicholas served in the US Army during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Connie’s Cleaners on Loma Ave. in Syracuse for many years. Nicholas also worked in the maintenance department at Upstate University Hospital and Grenadier Village. He enjoyed his summers at Brennan’s Beach with family and friends. Nicholas wintered and was the Honorary Mayor at Lime Tree Park in Bonita Springs, Florida. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Concetta (D’Amico) Colabufo in 2000; his companion, Rita Turner in 2016; brothers, John Carrol, Frank, Dominick, August, and Jerry Colabufo; one sister, Janette LaRusso; son-in-law, Kenneth Gray.
Nicholas is survived by his two daughters, Maryanne Gray and Chick (Nick) Carrino; six grandchildren, Mark, Lisa, Gina, Michelle, Dena, and Dan; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 am on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of Nicholas’ life at 8:30 am in Blessed Sacrament Church. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Dewitt. Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the funeral home, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Resources, PO Box 237, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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Bill Fowle - Unit 221 - July 18, 2016

William D. "Bill" Fowle Jr. Obituary

BROOKLYN - William D. "Bill" Fowle, Jr. , age 87, of Deep Lake in Brooklyn, died peacefully, July 18, 2016, at home in his sleep.

He was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Jackson, the son of William Sr. and Vesta (Higby) Fowle. Bill was one of eight children, survived by a brother, James (Shirley) Fowle, and sister, Charlene Goldsmith, both of Hillsdale. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Annabel. Bill and Ann had four children, Linda (Melvin) Cheesbro, Cris (Jim) Lowe, William R. Fowle and Brad (Kim) Fowle.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Bill farmed throughout his life and worked for 38 years at Tecumseh Products Company. Following retirement, he worked at Onsted Realty and Bonita Fairways in Florida. 

Bill spent countless hours reading his Bible, always saying he was ready to meet his Maker. He also enjoyed many winters in Florida with his wife Ann. Bill cared about his country, discussing politics and was very active on the union board at work. Bill enjoyed many sports, especially golf. He was clever, quick-witted and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Highway (M-52), Adrian, with Deacon Rich Bayes officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, and on Thursday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.
Published in The Daily Telegram on July 20, 2016

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Jean Carter - Former Owner 33 - 7/23/2016

Carter Nora "Jean" (Holbrook) Carter, of Columbus, Ohio and Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away at the age of 84 on Saturday, July 23, 2016 peacefully and surrounded by family at home. Born May 24, 1932 to Emmet and Lula Holbrook, Jean is preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Robert "Bob" Carter, her parents and her two brothers Ronald and Donald. She is survived by her three children, Yvonne Clemons and husband, Michael, Curt Carter, and Duane Carter and wife, Kathy; as well as her sister, Evelyn Wilson; and her brother, Everett Holbrook. A beloved Grandmother, Jean has six grandchildren, Vanessa, Erica, Natalie, Dustin, Cansas, and Caitlin and five great-grandchildren, Kyra, Bailey, Lydia, Uriah and Iris. Jean was fiercely loyal to those she loved. She took pride in her family, her work, her garden, her long glittery fingernails, her jewelry, and of course a good perm. As sad as we are to lose Jean, we are happy that she and Bob are reunited and are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary together. They were truly soul mates. A funeral service will be held at EDWARDS FUNERAL SERVICE CHAPEL, 1166 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206 on Wednesday. The family will accept friends at 1:30 p.m. Service to follow at 2:30 p.m.

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Sue Bernard - Unit 222 - August 30, 2016
Carol Bernard Obituary
In Memory of

Carol Sue Bernard

May 23, 1940 - August 30, 2016

Carol Sue (née Alasko), beloved wife of the late Walter R. "Terry" Bernard Jr. Survived by dear friend Raymond Pinkowski. Loving mother of Patrick (Bobbie) Bernard, David (Kathryn) Bernard, and Christopher (Kim) Bernard. Cherished grandmother of Courtney, Jack, and Rachel Bernard. Dear sister of Richard-Raymond Alasko and Christopher Ozdyck. Carol passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at age 76. Visitation Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M. at St. Michael Church, 11144 Spinner Ave., Sharonville, OH 45241. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 A.M. at the church. Memorials may be made in honor of Carol to the American Heart Association.

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Hank Wohrley - Unit 173 - September 4, 2016

Henry W. 'Hank' Wohrley

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 4:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 9:16 p.m. CDT

DIXON – Henry W. "Hank" Wohrley, 85, of Dixon, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

He was born April 17, 1931, in Dixon, the son of Andrew and Marie (Arion) Wohrley. He had owned and operated Wohrley Heating and Air Conditioning from 1965 until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps. He was a member of the American Legion, Dixon Elks Lodge, Dixon Moose Club, and the Eagles Club in Bonita Springs, Florida. He married Sharon Yount on Aug. 14, 1954. She preceded him in death on June 20, 1987. He married Jane Mehrens on Oct. 29, 1994.
Hank was a loving, giving gentleman. He loved conversations with his friends and family. Traveling and spending winters in Bonita Springs were some of his favorite things to do. He was a diehard Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan, and he wanted to see the Cubs win the World Series before he died. Hank was kind and wonderful to all, and we will miss him greatly.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; son, John Wohrley of Bloomington; daughters, Laura (Rich) Preston of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Tracy Chesterfield of Carmel, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Mary Wohrley of Dixon; stepson, Jerry (Melissa) Mehrens of Dixon; stepdaughters, Lisa Apple of Bloomington and Julie (Doug) Harms of Dixon, 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Joyce) Wohrley of Dixon and Floyd (Margaret) Wohrley of Geneseo; sister, Dorothy Wohrley of Dixon; and sister-in-law, Doris Wohrley of Dixon.

He also was preceded in death by his sons, Steven and Bradley Wohrley; brother, Louis Wohrley; and sister, Marion Swartz.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Frank Langholf officiating. Burial, with military honors accorded by the Dixon combined veterans group, will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to Lee County Honor Flight.

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Russ Shicks -Former Owner 100 - 10/8/2016   

Russell Charles "Russ" Shicks


Shicks Russell Charles "Russ" Shicks, 71, of Sunbury passed away Saturday morning October 8, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 25, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the late W. Delno and Ida (Wood) Shicks. He was a 1963 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a lifelong Delaware County resident. He was a member of the Army Reserves and National Guard. He was employed for 33 years as a Lab Tech at Anheuser Busch. On December 31, 2001, he married Sharon Baxter and for the past 10 years, they have been wintered in Bonita Springs, Florida meeting great people and developing lasting friendships. In 2006, while in Bonita Springs, Russ and friends started "Tiki Friday" with karaoke and the residents there have continued it ever since. Russ was a member of the Sunbury Eagles, VFW #8736, the Honor Guard at the VFW and past master of the Sparrow Masonic Lodge No. 400. He enjoyed golfing, reading, singing karaoke, riding his Harley Davidson and attending his grandkids sporting events. He also was a volunteer firefighter for the Tri-Township Fire Department in Delaware and he played in the same band, "The Country Playboys" for 18 years. Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life of 15 years his wife, Sharon; sons, Matthew (Darian) Shicks of San Diego, California, Adam (Michelle) Shicks of Anchorage, Alaska, Chad (Kim) Woodard of Galena and Brock (Erin) Woodard of Sunbury; daughters, Jennifer Shicks of Columbus and Kathleen (Anthony) Fantozzi of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence (Nonata) Shicks of Bradenton, Florida and Donald (Janet) Shicks of Cape Coral, Florida; sisters, Judy (Neil) Gorsuch of Westerville, Jane Gross of New Albany, Virginia (Rene') Yandrich of Reynoldsburg, Vivian (Ruh) Diehl of Port Charlotte, FL and Kim (Jay) Giesler of Cincinnati; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Masonic Funeral Service at 7:45 p.m. at the DEVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 637 N. State Route 61, Sunbury, OH. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Inurnment with military honors will take place at a later date in the Sunbury Memorial Park. Contributions in Russ's memory may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, the Ohio Masonic Home, Lodge No. 400 or to the Sunbury VFW #8736. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Shicks family. To share a fond memory of Russ or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit

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Art Dedic - Unit 19 - October 21, 2016

Arthur Walter Dedic, 82, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 16, 1934 to the late Walter and Josephine Dedic. Arthur graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in 1951. He was in the armed forces where he served in the Army Engineer Corp Battalion 80 5th. He worked for ADT and retired after 38 years. He married the love of his life Marie on June 16, 1962. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling and an avid Cubs and Bears fan.

He is survived by his wife Marie Dedic, son Scot Dedic and wife Pam; daughter Debbie Steiner and husband Scott. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Bradley Dedic, Janell Dedic, Jacob Steiner, Cody Steiner and Ryan Steiner.

Services will be at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home in Hot Spring Village, AR.

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Eldon Pittenger - Unit 195November 2, 2016

  • Paul Eldon Pittenger 

Paul Eldon Pittenger, of Wellston, died on Wednesday, November 2, in the home where

he was born 91-years-ago after an extended period of failing health. At the end, his care

was managed by Adena Hospice.

 He is survived by his wife, Julia (McKnight) and several nieces and nephews.

Eldon was very proud of his service during WWII in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from

Submarine School in New London, CT he served as a Specialist in the Pacific Theatre.

After his service in the Navy he studied at the Engineering College of Ohio University.

He then worked at McNally Pittsburgh in Wellston designing coal preparation plants.

He went on to work at Mead Central Research where he retired. After retirement he

enjoyed traveling, tending his farm in Wellston with his beloved John Deere tractor in

Summers and wintering at his home in SW Florida.

For over fifty years, he devoted much energy to teaching Western Square Dance. He

Called dances at local, statewide, and national functions. He enabled thousands of

people to enjoy dancing; he savored his memories of this fond time.

Many years ago, Eldon elected to participate in the Willed Body Program at Ohio

University College of Osteopathic Medicine in an effort to help others. His final

arrangements will be at a later time.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to The

Friends of Adena Hospice, 2077 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, OH 45601 or a charity

of choice.                

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Jean Miller - Former Owner 165 - 11/9/2016

Ella R. Miller

Ella R. Miller

April 11, 2016 - November 9, 2016

Obituary for Ella R. Miller

Ella R. Miller (nee Crecelius), on November 9, 2016 of Washington Twp., formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 89. Beloved wife of Harry R. Devoted mother of Robert Miller (Peg), Christopher Miller (Cheryll) and Mark Crecelius (Anna Maria). Loving grandmother of Robert J., Courtney, Christopher, Mark, Jessica and Juliana. Proud great-grandmother of Reed, Arwen, Logan, Melody, Julia, Alyssa, Natalie, Angelina, Clare and Avery. Dear sister of Emma Holmstrom and Lloyd Crecelius.

Jean taught her family what unconditional love is and blessed them with her kindhearted spirit. She loved every aspect of life and always smiled. No one can remember any time otherwise! Jean proudly served as a WAC during WWII. At age 50 Jean graduated from Philadelphia Community College with an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts and worked as a substitute teacher in Estero, Florida. She loved to learn. The history channel was a staple of her nightly television. She also loved to read, one time with no new books, she read an algebra book and taught herself algebra.

Ella’s life will be honored and remembered privately by her family. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ella’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 600 Highland Drive, Mount Holly, NJ 08060. 

Condolences may be shared with the family at

“A Life Well Lived
Is Worth Remembering”

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Walter Slouffman - Former 15111/15/16   

In Loving Memory of

Walter Slouffman

1921 - 2016

Walter Slouffman, age 95 of Riverside passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016. HE was born in Miamisburg in 1921 to the late Margaret and John Slouffman. Walter retired from NCR after 36 years of loyal service. He then went on to work at General Motors. He had a passion for gardening and growing tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter. Walter was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He was a very loyal Cincinnati Red's and Dayton Flyers fan.

He was a caring and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. 

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Slouffman; many siblings and friends.

Walter leaves behind to cherish his memory, children, Carolyn Russell; James (Carolann) Slouffman; Richard "Rick" Slouffman; Gary (Georgia) Slouffman; and Susan (Jeff) Sieber; grandchildren, Christine, Stephen, Keith, Anthony, Sarah, and Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Mick, Kate, Kayla, Carter, Carson, and Samaura; and many other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Newcomer Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel at 11am. The family will greet friends and loved ones from 9:30am - 11am before the funeral. Burial to follow at Valley View Memorial Ga