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Jane Robb
Scituate - Jane (Howard) Robb, 97, of Scituate, died Wednesday at her home. Mrs. Robb was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Pennsylvania and Oberlin, Ohio, where she [graduated from OHS in 1923 and] attended Oberlin College. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in art. She lived in Hamilton, N.Y., Minneapolis and Marion, Pa., where she was a museum docent. She moved to Scituate in 1984. Mrs. Robb was a member of the Faculty Tea Club at University of Pennsylvania and Cosmo Club in Philadelphia.
She was also a member of First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate and was very active at the Senior Center.
She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and was a Patriots and Red Sox fan.
Wife of the late John Wilmot Howard, she is survived by two daughters, Martha (Robb) Spiegel of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Sara (Robb) Yorke of Scituate; a son, David M. Robb of Huntsville, Ala.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate at a later date.
The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass., Sat., Nov. 8, 2003, p. 43.
Jane Robb
Jane (Howard) Robb of Scituate, died Nov. 5, 2003.

She was wife of the late David M. Robb.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at the First Trinitarian Congregational Church in Scituate.
Arrangements are by the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, Scituate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Norwell VNA, 320 Washington St., Suite 10, Norwell, 02061.
Scituate Mariner, Marshfield, Mass. Thursday, December 18, 2003.


Carroll M. Roberts
Rochester, Jan. 24 (AP)—Former State Supreme Court Justice Carroll M. Roberts, who retired in 1959 because of ill health, died last night at Delray Beach, Fla. He was 73 years old.
Mr. Roberts, a graduate of [OHS in 1909, of] Oberlin College and the Columbia University Law School, had never held public office prior to his election in 1950 to a 14-year term in the Seventh Judicial District.
He lived in suburban Pittsford, but for the last four winters had maintained an apartment in Delray Beach.
His widow and three daughters survive.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Monday, January 25, 1965, p. 37.
Judge Carroll McLean Roberts, 73, died at Delray Beach, Florida, on January 23, 1965. He had had a stroke a week earlier. Justice Roberts was a member of the New York State Supreme Court from 1950 until 1959. He had practiced law in Rochester since 1917 and was active in community and Republican affairs.
Judge Roberts was born in Dundee, New York, in 1891 [and graduated from OHS in 1909]. He [graduated from Oberlin College in 1913 and] received his law degree from Columbia University in 1916. Two years of service in the U.S. Army and in the Air Force in World War I interrupted his practice of the law. In 1917 he was admitted to the New York State Bar, practicing in the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1920 he married the former Dorothy Chapman, a graduate of the Columbia School of Expression.
In Pittsford, New York, where they made their home, he served as a member of the Republican Executive Committee and was chairman of the Town and Country Republican Committee for several years. He was a delegate to the state Republican convention and the Republican 7th Judicial District conventions. Judge Roberts was permanent chairman of three conventions. He was also former president of the Pittsford PTA and the Locust Hills Country Club. He was a member of the Rochester, New York State, and American Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society, Rotary, and the American Legion in which he had served as commander of the Doty-Magill Post.
Judge Roberts was always interested in Oberlin alumni affairs and was a past president of the Rochester Club.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Franklin Gilmore of Pittsford, Mrs. James Avery of Canandaigua, New York, and Mrs. Howard Shedon of Florissant, Mississippi; and eight grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March 1965, p. 39.

Kenneth A. "Ken" Roberts
Kenneth "Ken" A. Roberts, 56, of N. Fort Myers, passed away May 26, 2007 at Hope Hospice South.
Ken was born November 4, 1950 in Oberlin, Ohio to Harold and Patricia Roberts [and was a 1970 graduate of OHS]. He has been a resident of N. Fort Myers since 1990.
Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, LuAnn, his children, Melissa Roberts of Fort Myers and Braden (Leslie) Roberts also of Fort Myers, his mother, Patricia Roberts of Ohio, his sisters, Michelle Roberts, Janet Emary, and Christy Lewandowski all of Ohio, a brother, Larry Roberts of Ohio, a granddaughter, Leah, and a grandson, A.J., is expected in July.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1st, 2:00, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
The News-Press, Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, May 29, 2007.

Patricia A. Roberts

Patricia A. Roberts (nee Dietlin), 81, of Oberlin, died Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at her home, following a sudden illness. She was born April 10, 1929 in Oberlin and was a lifelong Oberlin resident.
Pat was employed as an operator at General Telephone in Oberlin, retiring in 1986. She was a 1947 Oberlin High School graduate, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin and was an avid basketball player.
Survivors include her daughters, Michelle Roberts [OHS ‘68] of Westlake, Janet Emary [OHS ‘73] of North Ridgeville and Kristine Lewandowsky [OHS ‘81] of Elyria; son, Larry (Kay) Roberts [OHS ‘71] of Wakeman; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Rosenthal of Oberlin and Kathleen Ketchum of Elyria and brother, Daniel Dietlin [OHS ‘59] of Amherst.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ken Roberts in 2007; and a brother, Paul Dietlin [OHS ‘43].
There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery, Wakeman.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria, 440-322-4626.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, October 28, 2010.

Mrs. Charles [Barbara S.] Robinson, 32, dies after a 10-year illness
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Rust Methodist Church for Mrs. Charles (Barbara S.) Robinson, 32, of 26 S. Pleasant, who died Saturday at 1:50 a. m. in Allen Hospital after an illness of 10 years.
Rev. Thomas Sumner conducted the services. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson was born in Oberlin Dec. 20, 1930[, graduated from OHS in 1948,] and lived here all her life. She was a member of Rust Methodist Church and a former member of Martha Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are her husband; five children, Marsha, Craig, Blair, Margaret and Michael, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Seavers, 133 S. Pleasant; and three brothers, John Seavers, with the U. S. Army stationed in Alaska; Rev. Herbert Seavers, Canton; and Lawrence Seavers, 133 S. Pleasant.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 27, 1963, p. 1B.

Student Is Taken [Bertha Robinson]
Miss Bertha Robinson Dies at Allen Hospital—Was Student In College
Miss Bertha Annette Robinson, daughter of Mrs. Cyril Gayters and John Robinson, Jr., died at Allen Hospital about nine o’clock Monday morning after complications set in following intestinal flu and a nervous breakdown. Miss Robinson, who was nineteen years old, was born in Massillon April 3, 1918. She was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1934 and had just completed her second year in Oberlin College, where she was preparing herself for library work.
In addition to her parents Miss Robinson is survived by her stepfather, Cyril Gayters; a sister, Ruth Robinson; a brother, Jack Robinson; a grandfather, John M. Robinson, Maple street; and a grandmother, Mrs. Eliza Cowan, Groveland street.
Arrangements for the funeral, which will probably be held on Wednesday, have not yet been completed. Friends are asked to call the Gayters home for information.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 15, 1937, p. 1.

Boyd D. Robinson, executive at TRW
Boyd D. Robinson, 52, of Vermilion died Thursday at his residence after a long illness.
A native of Oberlin [where he was a member of the OHS class of 1960], he lived in Worthington for four years and moved to Vermilion from Chicago in 1978.
Graduating from Otterbein College, he received a master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College.
He was a field sales representative for the Central Region of TRW Nelson Stud Welding Division from 1967 to 1975, when he was promoted to district manager, Central Region.
In 1978, he became industrial marketing manager at the home office in Lorain; in 1980, the sales manager for the Western Region; and in 1981, general sales manager of North America.
He was promoted to director, sales and marketing in 1991 and finally, director of worldwide marketing and business development in 1994.
A member of the Church of the Redeemer, Lorain, he was an usher and on the Finance and Endowment committees.
He also belonged to the American Management Association, the American Welding Society, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and University Masonic Lodge 631 in Dublin, Ohio, where he had recently received his 25-year pin.
He enjoyed going to the Lorain Family Y, golfing at Oberlin Golf Club, biking, backpacking and hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Mary Jo; son, Dr. Boyd A. of Baltimore; daughter, Elizabeth K. of Berea; mother, Isabelle Robinson Buck of Oberlin; and brother, Richard W. of Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Boyd W., in 1971.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, where the Ely Lodge 424 F&AM will conduct a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Church of the Redeemer, Sixth and Reid Avenue, Lorain. The Rev. Steve Smith, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Redeemer Endowment Fund, 647 Reid Ave., Lorain 44052.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, July 22, 1995, p. D2.

Charles C. Robinson
Charles Cordin Robinson, 63, of Oberlin, died Thursday after a long illness.
Born in Salem, Ohio, [and a 1944 graduate of Oberlin High School,] he worked many years at Allen Memorial Hospital. For the past 10 years he had been employed at the Oberlin Clinic.
He enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.
He is survived by five sons, Craig and Keith of Oberlin, Blair of Dayton, Mike of Marion, and Bryan of Maryland; three daughters, Marsha and Maggie of Oberlin, and Jocelyn of Maryland; a brother, Robert, of Elyria; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick; his mother, Ruth; brother, Frederick; and by his former wife, Barbara.
His body was donated to Ohio State University for research.
A memorial service was held Monday evening at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 31, 1990, p. 2.

Dorothy Robinson
Dorothy H. Robinson, 95, of Ashland, died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 17, 2011 at her residence in Brookwood Place, following a lingering illness.
She was born in Oberlin on March 28, 1916 to the late Judson and Gertrude (Dixon) Stone. She graduated [from Oberlin] high school [in 1934] and attended Oberlin Business College for a year. She had been a resident of Oberlin all her life, until she moved to Ashland in May, 2005, to be closer to her daughter.
Dorothy had worked at the Kaiser & Wells Drug Store in Oberlin for 26 years. She was also the oldest living member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Oberlin, where she enjoyed taking part in many of the church activities, and she was a member of the Literary & Social Club in Oberlin. One of the things Dorothy enjoyed most was going out to eat with her family and her many friends.
Dorothy was married to Donald S. Robinson who preceded her in death in 1985. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Norman) Sommers of Ashland; four grandchildren, Norman Douglas Sommers, Craig Robinson (Audrey) Sommers, Jennifer Lynn (Greg) May, and Charles Donald (Christina) Sommers and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald S. Robinson and one brother, Paul Stone [OHS ‘32].
A memorial service for Dorothy will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St., with Pastor Josh Moldenhauer officiating. Private family burial will be at Westwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made, in her memory, to Grace Lutheran Church.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting the funeral home website, www.dpkfh.com.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, Thursday, August 25, 2011, p. 6A.

Grady Jack Robinson killed in head-on crash on Rt. 20
An Oberlin man, Grady Jack Robinson, 54, of 237 S. Park was killed and Oberlin College freshman Miss Sophie Dunlap, 18, seriously injured in a head-on car crash on Rt. 20 two miles west of Gastown Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Robinson was pronounced dead on arrival at Elyria Memorial Hospital a few minutes later.
Miss Dunlap, on the critical list at Allen Hospital after the accident, yesterday was reported in “poor” condition by hospital administrator Donald C. Leine. Miss Dunlap sustained chest injuries, fractured upper right arm and possible abdominal injuries the extent of which is not yet know, Leine said. Miss Dunlap rooms at Baldwin Cottage; her home is in Lorain.
According to state highway patrol reports Mr. Robinson, alone in his car, pulled out of the parking lot of Albert’s Restaurant, headed west in the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a car driven by Benjamin Dunlap of Lorain. Dunlap is in Allen Hospital with fractures of the lower face and right shoulder and multiple lacerations and abrasions, Leine said.
A second passenger in Dunlap’s car, Miss Jennifer Thomas, 20, of Berea was killed in the accident and a third, Hector Rosa, 26, Lorain, was taken to Elyria Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services for Mr. Robinson will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Fred Steen officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Mr. Robinson, born in Alabama Nov. 13, 1913, grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1933]. He was married to the former Trevesta Penn, who survives him.
Also surviving are four children: Mrs. H. T. (Idajeanne) Brown of Lorain; William L. of New York City; Army Second Lt. Grady J. who has been serving in Vietnam; Barbara A. of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Miss Thelma Robinson and Mrs. Ruth Belser, both of Cleveland and Miss Ann Pearl Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, William P. of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Howard, of Oberlin; an aunt, Mrs. Ida McClain See of Oberlin, who brought him up from boyhood; and one grandchild.
Lt. Robinson will return home for the funeral service. He received a gunshot wound in the left arm in action Feb. 18 and had been evacuated to Japan for hospitalization.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 29, 1968, p.3.

Guy A. Robinson
Guy A. Robinson was born September 22, 1962, to Beulah and Howard Robinson in Oberlin, Ohio. He died Tuesday, July 6, 1976, at 8:20 p.m. at Elyria Memorial Hospital of injuries received when he fell off another youth’s car. He was 13 years of age.
He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church where he served as an acolyte and as a substitute teacher in the Church School. He graduated from Oberlin Junior High School in June and was president of his class. [He was a member of the Oberlin High School class of 1980.] He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 460 and Oberlin Chapter 14 Order of Pythagoreans.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Beulah Harris, and stepfather, St. John Harris, both of Oberlin; four brothers, Warren Colbert of Lorain, Danny Colbert, Christopher Robinson, and St. John Harris, Jr., all of Oberlin; grandparents, Alex Lamb of McRoberts, Kentucky, and Mrs. Ida McClain of Lorain, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Robinson, August 6, 1971.
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Howard Nowell Robinson
Howard Nowell Robinson, 83, a retired supervisor in the Cook county public aid department, died yesterday [April 1] in his home in Philadelphia, where he had lived since retiring in 1961. Mr. Robinson formerly was industrial secretary of the Chicago Urban league and a dean of Tennessee State University, Nashville. Surviving are two son, Howard and Marshall; a sister; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Lincoln Memorial Congregational church, 65th street at Champlain avenue.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., April 07, 1970.

Howard Nowell Robinson
Howard Nowell Robinson, April 1, 1970, at Philadelphia, Pa., devoted father of Howard Jr. and Marshall F.; beloved brother of Mrs. Nellie Brown of Washington, D. C.; fond grandfather of three; great-grandfather of two. Services 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1970, Lincoln Memorial Congregational church, 65th street and Champlain avenue. Interment Lincoln cemetery, Thursday morning. 667-8600.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., April 07, 1970.

Howard Nowell Robinson

Howard N. Robinson died April 1, 1970. He was born March 3, 1887[, graduated from OHS in 1906, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1910]. He taught in the Laurenceville, Va., public schools and at Tennessee State College in Nashville, was a social worker for the Chicago Urban League and the Emergency Relief Commission, and was employee relations counselor and placement technician for the government. After 1948 he was a vocational counselor for the Cook County Welfare Administration in Chicago. He leaves two sons, Howard Jr. and Marshall.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1970, p. 46.

James Robinson, Former Oberlin Resident, Dies
John and William Robinson returned to Oberlin Sunday after attending the funeral of their brother, James [Washington Robinson, an 1888 graduate of OHS], who died at Washington, D.C., the previous Monday [died 13 April]. Mr. Robinson, who was 73 at the time of his death, was born in Oberlin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson. He left Oberlin while still a young man and was for many years a government employee in Washington.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 22, 1943, p. 1.

John W. Robinson Jr.
John W. Robinson Jr., 63, brother of Ruth Robinson Stewart of Oberlin, died July 2 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland.
Born in Massillon, Oct. 31, 1923, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1942 [1941] and attended West Virginia State University. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served as operations sergeant of the Red Ball Highway during World War II.
After discharge, he worked several years at the Oberlin Post Office. He was then employed as supervisor and statistical control analyst at the Ford Motor Co., 1953-68. In 1968 he joined the Department of Human Resources and Economic Development for the city of Cleveland, becoming first commissioner in 1969. From 1971-76 he was executive director of the Greater Cleveland Growth Corp., retiring in 1976 after a serious illness.
He is also survived by his wife Evelyne; a daughter, Kay Ellen Benjamin of Cleveland; son, Kevin Robinson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one grandson.
Graveside services and burial in Westwood Cemetery were Monday.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 10, 1986, p. 2.

Merton P. Robinson
Merton Paul Robinson died in Massillon Friday of last week, and funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Lobingler in the James Brand House Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. Robinson was an Oberlin boy, who went through the public schools [graduating from OHS in 1897] and the college, being a member of the class of 1902. He had been a teacher in Washington, D. C., and in Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va. He was noted as an athlete while in college here and had many friends in Oberlin.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, February 8, 1922, p. 5.

Theodore Thomas Robinson
Theodore T. Robinson died Feb. 25[, 1972,] suddenly, in Chicago. His death closed an active, 30-year career of interest and service in the areas of civil liberties, labor, housing and employment. Since 1967 he had served the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in its Model Cities program in many capacities including supervisor of field operations and finally as acting assistant regional administrator of HUD for the Midwest area.
Mr. Robinson was born in Oberlin, Aug. 14, 1904[, graduated from OHS in 1922, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1926]. His parents were William F. and Margaret Gayters Robinson. His mother attended the Academy in 1890-91. He majored in political science, was a letterman in track, played on the football team and was president of the Liberal Club.
After teaching political science and physical education at Morehouse College for two years, he enrolled in law school, receiving the J.D. from Chicago in 1931. He married Leya Sorkin in 1930 and practiced law from 1931 to 1940. From then until 1967 he was employed by the Illinois State Labor Department. He was licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Robinson was attorney for, and four times president of, the York Center Community Cooperative, a 72-family community residential cooperative in DuPage County, Ill. He was a long-time resident of the community and had been a member since 1947. He was a member of the Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council (AFL-CIO), the Northeast Illinois Planning Commission (which awarded him a citation of personal appreciation in 1968), the Jewish Labor Committee, the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, the board of the Illinois Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1006.
He received HUD’s Distinguished Service Award in 1970, a 25-year service award from the state of Illinois as an employee in the Employment Security Program (1964), three citations for outstanding participation in Chicago and Illinois Crusades for Mercy, the Philip Murray Award from the Chicago Industrial Union Council (CIO) in 1953, and the 1956 award for “Champion Fighter for a Better Chicago.”
Mr. Robinson leaves his wife who is assistant dean of girls at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill.; daughters Judith, a teacher in New York City, and Elizabeth, a graduate student at Syracuse, and brothers Frederick M., ’25, and Clarence W., ’29. His sister, Miss Fredonia, ‘20k, died in 1961 and an Oberlin scholarship is named in her honor. She was hostess at the Oberlin Inn for many years.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, July/August 1972, pp. 50-51.

Richard E. Rocher
Richard E[arl] Rocher, 75, of Sheffield Lake, died Friday at Lorain St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center after a long illness.
He was born in Elyria and was a [1934] graduate of Oberlin High School. He was a draftsman with the engineering department of General Industries in Elyria for many years and retired from Union Carbide General Engineering in 1982 after 18 years of service.
He served in the Navy 51st Construction Battalion during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
Mr. Rocher is survived by a daughter, Wendy Rocher of North Ridgeville; a step-daughter, Brenda Lewis of Elyria; a stepson, James Malinkey of Elyria; five grandchildren; and by a brother, Martin of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi “Dolly” (nee Sampson), in August 1991; and by a stepson, Richard Malinkey in September 1990.
There will be no visitation and there will be no services.
The Bogner-Busch Family Chapel, North Ridgeville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, February 22, 1992, p. B-2.

John Ewalt Rodgers
John E. Rodgers, beloved husband of Mary Ann Sargent Rodgers, devoted father of Mrs. Daniel J. (Ann) Gezmalla of Roswell, GA, Alice F. Rodgers of Bainbridge, OH and John S. Rodgers, brother of Alice Baldwin of Ferndale, MI, grandfather of Kimberly and Kent Gezymalla and Michelle and John Christian Rodgers, died Friday, February 20, 1987. [He graduated from OHS in 1924.] Resident of Madeira [Hamilton Co., Ohio]. No visitation. Memorial service at the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church Chapel, Monday, February 23, at 3 p.m. If desired, sympathy may be expressed by memorial contribution to the Pastor’s Fund at the Church. Vorhis Funeral Home is in charge.
Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday, February 22, 1987.

Anna (Bancroft) Roe
Amherst News. Mrs. Anna Roe, widow of the late Samuel Roe, a former resident of South Amherst, died at her home in Elyria, Friday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, the remains being brought to South Amherst and interred in Evergreen cemetery.
The Evening Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, November 9, 1912, p. 6.
Anna Bancroft was born [about Dec. 1855] in Yorkshire, England, [the daughter of George and Ann Bancroft, and] was brought to this country when less than a year old by her parents, who settled in Amherst, subsequently lived for a time in Canada, and then returned to Amherst. She was liberally educated, attending the public schools of Amherst and Elyria, where her parents lived for a time, and completed her education in the Oberlin High School at Oberlin [about 1871]. She died at Elyria, November 8. 1912. She was very devout as a Christian and a worker in the churches at Amherst and Elyria. Of [her] two sons, William is the older, and his brother, Elmer E., is now proprietor of the Amherst Bakery at Amherst.
G. Frederick Wright, A Standard History of Lorain County, Ohio (1916), pp. 799-800.


Florence Gertrude "Billy" (Zimmerman) Rogers

Florence Zimmerman Rogers died Jan. 21, 1986, in Brockport, N.Y. [She graduated from OHS in 1931 and from Oberlin College in 1935.] A secretary for two years with the Oberlin Publicity Bureau and with the Graduate School of Theology, in 1938 she went on to teach in Istanbul, Turkey, for three years. As an undergraduate she was a cello student of Willard Warch, participated in intramural sports, and was president of the Women’s Honor Court. In Brockport, she was a patron of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and had played cello in the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. On August 21, 1936, she married Martin ’35 [OHS '31]. In addition to her husband, she leaves one daughter, Deborah.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1986, p. 61.

Forest Shart Rogers
Forest Shart Rogers, 90, of Oberlin, died May 25 at Community Health Partners in Lorain after a short illness.
Born in Pittsfield Township, he lived in Oberlin for most of his life.
Mr. Rogers was a printer at the Oberlin Printing Co. for 53 years, retiring in 1975.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oberlin and the United Polish Club.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (nee Searles); a son, Eugene, of Cleveland; a daughter, Judy Hoffman, of Oberlin; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” Rogers; his parents, Billie and Hattie (nee Shart) Rogers; and sisters Esther P. Wyckoff and Betty Hastings.
Services were May 29 at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin D. Searles officiating. Burial was at East Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield Township.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 5, 2001, p. 3.

Martin Humann Rogers

Brockport, NY--Rogers, Martin H., On March 14, 2002 at the age of 87. [He was a 1931 graduate of OHS.] He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude "Billy" Rogers [also OHS ’31]. Survived by his daughter, Deborah (Ken) Emerson; five grandchildren; one great grandson; special friend. Susan Edmunds. Martin was the founder of the Department of Recreation and Leisure at SUNY Brockport and a professor of physical education.
Funeral Services at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made to the Martin H. Rogers Award Fund at Brockport College Foundation or the Sweden Senior Center in his memory.
Westside News Inc., Spencerport, NY, http://www.westsidenews.net/OldSite/westside/news/2002/0325/deaths.html
Martin H. Rogers
Retired Teacher, Coach and Athletic Administrator
SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, New York
Oberlin College '35, Major: Physical Education
New York University: MA '38, Syracuse University: Ed.D. '56
Excelled in football, track and field (pole vault, javelin); served as student athletic trainer for Oberlin College basketball and track teams.
Joined SUNY College at Brockport faculty in 1945. Coached football, basketball, gymnastics, diving, baseball. Chairperson, men's physical education (1945 -1964); athletic director (1945 - 1955); chairperson, Department of Recreation and Leisure (1967 - 1973). Retired 1977. Director, 1979 International Summer Special Olympics. Director, 1984 New York State Senior Games, Western Region, at SUNY College at Brockport.
Inducted into SUNY Brockport Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985
http://www.brockport.edu/~athletics/halloffame/

Michael A. Rogers
Oberlin -- Michael A. Rogers, 56, of Oberlin, died Friday, June 13, 2008 at his home under the care of New Life Hospice.
He was born March 18, 1952 in Oberlin and was a 1970 graduate of Oberlin High School. He was employed by The Oberlin City School District from 1983 until retiring in 2005 as head custodian at Eastwood Elementary School.
He had a love of horses and enjoyed showing them and trail riding. He was also an enthusiastic gardener.
Mike is survived by his wife of 33 years, Virginia M. ''Ginny'' (nee Pleasnick); daughters Angela M. Rogers of Elyria and Ashley Lyn Rogers of Oberlin; father Melvin H. Rogers and mother Lois J. Rogers, both of Oberlin; brother Robert L. Rogers of Oberlin and a sister Barbara Paige of Lakewood. He was preceded in death by a brother William ''Billy'' Rogers in 1985.
Visitation will be Monday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave. Elyria. A funeral service will be Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Sister Patricia Adams, chaplain of New Life Hospice officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Oberlin Board of Education, 153 North Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074 in memory of Mr. Mike for the Eastwood Elementary School Library.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, June 14, 2008.

Oberlin man, 25, drowns in reservoir [William Rogers]
Oberlin – A 25-year-old Oberlin man drowned about 6 p.m. Saturday in the Pyle Road Reservoir while swimming alone, police said.
William Rogers, 25, of Groveland Street, was pulled from the pond by other swimmers, a family member said.
Roger’s brother Bob said the family was shocked and was awaiting results of a police investigation.
“He was athletic…a good swimmer,” Bob Rogers said, adding that his brother enjoyed spending time swimming in the summer.
“He was by himself (on Saturday),” he said.
A [1979] graduate of Oberlin High School, William Rogers was employed as a shipping clerk for the National Association of College Stores Inc. on Lorain Road.
In addition to his parents, Mick and Lois Rogers, survivors include another brother, Mike, and a sister, Barbara.
Police were called at 6:17 p.m. by swimmers at the reservoir, who had to make their way to a nearby phone. The deep pond, about 500 feet across, once used to hold the city’s drinking water, is located in a wooded, isolated area west of Oberlin Golf Club.
Attempts by Allen Memorial Hospital paramedics to revive Rogers failed to get any response at all, said Jerry Blazina, director of the rescue squad.
After briefly working on Rogers at the reservoir, paramedics rushed him to the hospital, where medical workers attempted to revive him for more than half an hour.
“It seems like this time of the year, it’s bound to happen (in the Oberlin area),” Blazina said.
Oberlin Law Director Eric Severs said no swimming is allowed in any of the city’s reservoirs.
Patrolman Clifton Barnes said there have been several drownings in Oberlin reservoirs, but none in recent years.
“We haven’t had one for quite a while,” he said.
Last year a 20-year-old man died at a privately-owned pond in the city.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, July 14, 1985, p. 1.

Cpl. William H. Rogers, 22, is victim of hitskip motorist
Marine Lance Cpl. William H. Rogers, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Rogers, 176 Woodland, was killed in a hitskip traffic accident July 29 while returning to his base at Cherry Point, N.C.
Cpl. Rogers and a companion, both in civilian clothes, were walking along the right-hand side of a road a half mile from the base when they were struck by a car traveling in the same direction.
Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Cowling Funeral Home. Burial was in East Pittsfield Cemetery.
Cpl. Rogers was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1963 and attended Lorain County Community College. He enlisted in the marines for a two-year tour of duty in January of 1966 and he was transferred to Cherry Point after completing his basic training at San Diego, Calif.
Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Judy, and a brother, Eugene, both at home; and maternal grandfather, Harley Searles of Kissimmee, Fla.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 17, 1967, p. 15.

Former Oberlin Girl Dies Sunday Morning
Mrs. Allen Rood Passed Away at Her Home in Cleveland Heights
Elizabeth Martin Rood, wife of Allen Fisk Rood, died at her home in Cleveland Heights Sunday morning from pneumonia.
Mrs. Rood was the younger daughter of Professor and Mrs. Charles Beebe Martin of Cleveland, former Oberlin residents. She was a graduate of [Oberlin High School in 1912 and of] Oberlin College with the class of 1916 and married a classmate, Allen Rood. For several years they lived in Boston, where he was graduated from Harvard in a business administration course. They resided for a time in Chicago, later coming to Cleveland.
Besides her parents she leaves a sister, Miss Helen Martin of Chicago, her husband and two sons, Charles Martin and Harold Day. Funeral services were held in the First church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Dr. J. A. Richards. Burial was in Westwood cemetery.
A fitting tribute to Mrs. Rood by Dr. Charles H. A. Wager will be found in another column.
In Memoriam – Elisabeth Martin Rood
The death of Elizabeth Martin Rood, which occurred in Cleveland on Sunday morning, is a cause of deep sorrow to all that loved her, and I think they must be all that knew her. One must speak of such losses, if one speaks at all, in one’s own way, and I speak of her, as I think of her, almost parentally. I saw her grow from a little child, one of the most engaging of children. I vividly remember grave conversations with her when she was not more than seven or eight years old – grave as only children’s conversation can be grave, but rippled all over with mirth, the springs of which never died in her. I remember her as a student, clever, alert, competent, emitting sparks of vivid responsiveness to the brightening of a dull lecture room. I remember her as the editor, for a year, of what I can not but think the most admirable literary magazine that the college has ever produced. I remember her as an actress in Shaw’s “Candida,” in which she had a minor role that all but eclipsed the major ones by its sparkle and its charm. I remember her, above all, as a loved and admired friend, upon whose affection I depended, whose physical infirmities, during these past years, I deplored, but whose heart was high, and whose spirit, except at moments of deep physical depression, was unquenchable. There are other relations in which I knew her, as daughter, as sister, as wife, as mother, but they are too intimate, too poignant, to speak of here.
Her death seems, as the death of the young almost always seems, incredible. That such vivacity, such charm, such promise of happiness and ripeness should suddenly, in an instant, be extinguished, this we can never understand, to this we can never reconcile ourselves. Shakespeare said it long ago: “So quick bright things come to confusion!”
Charles H. A. Wager.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 12, 1923, pp. 1 & 2.

Mrs. Helen Martin Rood Dies; Services Were Monday
Famed as Authority On Children’s Books; Was Native of Oberlin
Funeral services for Mrs. Allan F. Rood who died suddenly in Scarsdale, New York, on January 22 from an embolism following an emergency operation were held in Fairchild Chapel in Oberlin Monday afternoon. Rev. Nicholas Van der Pyl conducted the services and burial was in Westwood cemetery.
Mrs. Rood, the former Helen Martin, was born in Oberlin on September 20, 1889, the daughter of Professor Charles Beebe Martin, for thirty-two years head of the Greek department of Oberlin College, and the late Helen White Martin. She received her early education in the Oberlin public schools, graduating from Oberlin high school in 1907 and from Oberlin College with the class of 1911. In 1913 she received her M.A. degree from Oberlin.
Authority On Children’s Books
Following her graduate work at Oberlin College, Mrs. Rood studied at Carnegie Library School in Pittsburgh, specializing in work connected with children’s libraries. After holding positions in the children’s libraries of Boston, Massachusetts, and New London, Mrs. Rood became head of the children’s department of the East Cleveland Public Library in 1922. In 1925 she became assistant professor and Chief Instructor in library work with children at Western Reserve University, a position which she held until 1935.
Mrs. Rood was recognized throughout the country as an authority in children’s books. In 1922 she held the L.L.S. fellowship from Oberlin College which enabled her to do research work in Europe on the children’s books of other countries. In 1931 she received the Carnegie Corporation Fellowship for foreign research. The author of numerous articles and publications on children’s books, Mrs. Rood was a delegate to the Word Education conferences held in Geneva, Switzerland, and Rome, Italy, and studied both at Oxford University and the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1930 she was chosen as one of the Ohio representatives to President Hoover’s White House Child Welfare Conference.
In 1935 she was married to Allan F. Rood, and since that time has made her home in Scarsdale, New York.
In addition to her husband and her father, Mrs. Rood is survived by two nephews, Charles and Gerald Rood of Scarsdale.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 28, 1943, p. 1.

Marion Metcalf Root
Marion “Polly” Metcalf Root, 85, Oberlin native and one-time cataloguer at the Oberlin public library more than half a century ago, died Sunday in Wilmington, DE.
After leaving Oberlin in 1918 Miss Root went to the New York public library where she was reference librarian and later head of the reserve catalogue section until 1956. She was the daughter of Azariah S. Root, Oberlin College librarian for many years. Miss Root was graduated [from Oberlin High School in 1913 and] from OC in 1916.
A memorial service will be held in Oberlin later.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 25, 1981, p. 2.
Marion Metcalf Root died June 21, 1981, in Wilmington, Del., where she had lived in a retirement home since 1968. She was cataloger at the New York Public Library for 37 years. The daughter of former librarian and faculty member Azariah Smith Root, Class of 1884, and Anna Mayo Metcalf, Class of 1884, “Polly” was born in Oberlin Jan. 2, 1896. Her brother was the late Francis Metcalf Root ’11.
She was cataloger at the Oberlin Public Library in 1917-18 before joining the New York Public Library staff, where she worked in the reference department and was head of the reserve catalog section from 1925 to 1956. She did graduate work in the Library School of the New York Library in 1918-20 and was president of the division of cataloging and classification, American Library Association, 1941-42.
Miss Root was active in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York and in the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, where she organized and indexed the church activities. She was part-time assistant in the Newark District Library 1966-67.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Autumn 1981, p. 88.

Robert V. Rosa
Robert V. Rosa, 51, of 419 E. College, was killed last Thursday when his car was struck by another auto in Homstead, Fla., just south of Miami.
Mr. Rosa was traveling east on S.W. 304th St. when an auto headed south on the Old Dixie Highway did not stop at an intersection and hit him, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Mr. Rosa was pronounced dead at James Archer Smith Hospital in Miami shortly after the accident.
The other driver, William Caldwell, was charged with failure to yield the right of way for not stopping at the intersection of the two highways.
Mr. Rosa had been in Florida since December when he went there to visit an uncle.
Mr. Rosa was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.
He was an auto mechanic associated for many years with his father, the late V. W. “Bill” Rosa, at Rosa Auto Parts in the S. Main St. building now occupied by the fire department and city finance office. Mr. Rosa later worked at Sharp’s Motor Service.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth W., of Wellington; a daughter, Karen, 43 Orchard; and a grandson. His father died in 1968, his mother, Edna, last year.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Forrest Waller officiating. Burial followed in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 1, 1973, p. 7.

William A. Rosecrans, 52, life-long Oberlinian, dies
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home for William Arthur Rosecrans, 52, of 44 E. Hamilton. He died last week Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at his home after an illness of three months.
Mr. Rosecrans, born in Oberlin Nov. 11, 1910, [was a 1932 graduate of OHS, and] had lived here all his life. He was employed by the Oberlin College department of buildings and grounds. He was a member of First Methodist Church and DeMolay, Francis Peck Chapter.
He is survived by his wife Rachel; one son and one daughter, Gary and Janet, both at home; and two sisters, Mrs. R. S. (Mildred) Young, New Concord, and Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) Rose, Erie, Pa.
Rev. James Cope conducted the services and interment [was in Westwood Cemetery.]
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 14, 1963, p. 1B.

Margaret "Peggy" Rosenthal
Margaret [Ester] “Peggy” Rosenthal, 83, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin. She was born October 17, 1927, in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1946].
Margaret worked as a bookpicker for NACS Corp., Oberlin, for many years, retiring in 1991. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Oberlin and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Roald) Amundsen [OHS ‘72], of Elyria; sons, Russel Rosenthal of Oberlin, Jeff Rosenthal of Amherst; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Ketchum of Elyria; and brother, Danny (Sally) Dietlin [OHS ‘59] of Amherst.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Rosenthal; father, John Dietlin; mother, Esther McGinty [OHS ‘24]; brother, Paul Dietlin [OHS ‘43]; and sister, Patricia Roberts [OHS ‘47].
Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2011, from 4 to 6 P.M., at the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 South Main St., Oberlin.
There will be no funeral services and burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oasis Animal Shelter in Oberlin or to New Life Hospice, 5225 North Abbe Rd., Elyria OH 44035.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, October 14, 2011.

Lee [Alton] Ross

Lee A. Ross of Oberlin, 98, died Sunday morning at Elms Convalescent Home in Wellington following a long illness.
Born in Wakeman Twp. [and a 1911 graduate of OHS], he lived in Wakeman for 60 years before moving to Oberlin. He also wintered in Florida for more than 20 years.
He had been a general contractor and owner of the L. A. Ross Lumber Co., Oberlin, retiring in the mid-1960s.
He was a member of the Wakeman Congregational Church and the First Church in Oberlin. He was a charter member and past president of the Oberlin Kiwanis Club and for many years was a member of the Lorain County Fair Board. In 1962 he was named Man of the Year by the News-Tribune. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include a son, Richard of Wakeman; a daughter, Marjorie Bradish of Rocky River; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 1984.
Friends will be received at Cowling Funeral Home from 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday). Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John elder officiating. Burial will be in Wakeman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to First Church in Oberlin or to the Wakeman Congregational Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 22, 1990, p. 2.

Lee J. Rowe
Lee J. Rowe, who lived most of his life in Oberlin [and was a 1923 graduate of OHS], died July 29 in Florida.
Mr. Rowe was owner and operator of Rowe Motors on E. Lorain Street for many years.
He also served as an Ohio lieutenant-governor for Kiwanis.
He is survived by a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.
He would have been 90 years old in August.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 29, 1995, p. 3.

Lillian Grace (Terborgh) Rowe

Lillian Grace Terborgh Rowe, [OHS ’21, OC ’26, died] October 24, 1988, in Lexington, Ky. She was born August 7, 1903, in Watervliet, Mich. Survivors include sisters Ruth Terborgh Murray [OHS ‘19] ’23 and Rose Terborgh Child ’20.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1989, p. 38.

Margaret G. Rowe
Margaret G. Rowe, 79, of Largo, Fla., died Wednesday at the Morton F. Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater, Fla.
Born in Platsburg, N.Y., she had moved to Largo in 1970 from Oberlin. [She was a 1924 graduate of OHS.]
She was a member of the High Point United Methodist Church, Clearwater, a member of the First Church, Oberlin, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Senior Forum, both of Oberlin.
She is survived by her husband, Lee J.; one son, James R. of Loomis, Calif.; one daughter, Dorotha R. Hill of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one brother, Ivan Gardinier of Lancaster, N.Y.
The Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, April 3, 1986, p. C-2.

Charles Rowland Dead
Funeral services over the remains of Charles Rowland, a former resident of Oberlin [and 1886 graduate of OHS], who was found dead in bed at his home at Grafton last Thursday morning, were conducted at the home of his uncle, T. H. Rowland, here Sunday afternoon; Rev. R. J. Riblet officiating. The body was placed in the receiving vault at Westwood. Mr. Rowland, who was 48, formerly conducted a drug store here. He had been engaged in the drug business at Grafton. Death was due to indigestion. Mr. Rowland’s wife was absent on a visit at the time of her husband’s death.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, December 13, 1916, p. 1.

Death of Will Rowland
Will Rowland, a former Rochester boy and nephew of T. H. Rowland of this place died at Canon City, Col., Friday, April 24, of consumption. The young man was well known here having attended the Oberlin high school [class of about 1892] and worked for a while in Mr. Rowland’s drug store. Seven years ago he went west for his health and during the greater portion of that time he has been living in Colorado. He has gradually grown worse and became quite weak a short time ago. His brother Charlie was with him when he died. He was just 28 years of age.
The remains were brought to Rochester Wednesday noon where funeral services were held at the home of his uncle, Edward Rowland, conducted by Rev. Newton Moore of that place. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Rochester beside his parents, his father having died a short time before he was born.
Mr. Rowland was a young man of quiet disposition and had many friends in Oberlin who mourn his untimely death.
The Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1, 1903, p. 1.

Miss Katherine Maria Rowley
Oberlin – Miss Katherine Maria Rowley, teacher for many years, was found dead from natural causes at her home at 15 South Pleasant street, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. She was born in Clarksfield April 23, 1873 and came to Oberlin in 1880.
Miss Rowley was graduated from Oberlin High school [class of 1891?] and from Oberlin College in 1899 and did post graduate work at the University of Chicago receiving her Ph.B. degree there. She taught school in Puerto Rico, in the South, in Michigan, 12 years in the public schools of Cleveland and eight years in Lorain public schools. English and Latin were her subjects and she retired in 1938. Miss Rowley was a member of First Church of Christ Scientists in Oberlin.
Closest survivors are a nephew Virgil Rowley of Lorain and two nieces Mrs. Wilfred of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. Ruth Hotard of Lorain. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home with Rev. Harold McGee, first reader, reading the Christian Science service. Burial will be made in the family lot at Westwood cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, May 26, 1952, p. 2.

Artice G. Rucker Jr., 34, died Sunday of pneumonia
Artice G. Rucker Jr., 34, died Sunday at 5:50 a. m. at Allen Hospital after a 10-day illness. Death was caused by bronchial pneumonia.
Mr. Rucker, born in Wellington Sept. 29, 1927, was employed as a janitor at the Sterling Foundry in Wellington until January when ill health forced his resignation. He was a member of Rust Methodist Church. [He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1946.]
The family home is at 365 Lincoln.
Besides his wife, Beulah, he is survived by three sons, Artice Eugene, Gary and James, and three daughters, Shirley, Connie and Carlyne, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Rucker, and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Albright and Mrs. Wilda Kinney, all of Oberlin.
Rev. Thomas Sumner, assisted by Rev. Joseph Nevels, conducted funeral services yesterday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 19, 1962, p. 3A.

Susan L. Rucker
Elyria -- Susan L. ''Nan'' Rucker, 81, of Elyria, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at the New Life Hospice Center of Lorain following a sudden illness.
She was born in Clarkburg, W.Va., coming to Elyria 30 years ago from Oberlin. She was a graduate of Oberlin High School.
She was employed by Stanadyne Manufacturing, Elyria, as a laborer, and was a domestic helper for the Bauer Dairy family and for the Dr. Underman family, both of Elyria.
She was named Resident Council president in 2000 by the Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Elyria, where she was on the Kitchen Committee. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed sewing, reading, and cooking, especially her 7UP cake.
Survivors include a brother, Rusell Lewis; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alston C. Rucker; daughter, Frances F. Thomas; and parents Rusell and Gladys Lewis.
Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until services at noon at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 1611 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Carlton Shumate, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, January 16, 2005.

Ruth Clawson Ruesink

Adrian: Ruth Clawson Ruesink, 93, of Adrian went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2002.
She was born April 29, 1909, in Sivas, Turkey, the daughter of Dr. Charles E. and Ina V. L. (Clawson) Clark. Ruth married Charles Ruesink in 1932. Charles preceded her in death in February 1986. Ruth is survived by her six children, David and his wife, Lou Ellen Ruesink, of College Station, Texas, Donald Ruesink of Atlanta, Ga., Barbara and her husband, Bradley Barnes, of Rochester Hills, Mich., Tom and his wife, Karen Ruesink, of South Haven, Mich., Dorothy French of Flushing/Indian River, Mich., Paul and his wife, Allison Ruesink, of Adrian; brother, David Clark of Orange, Calif.; sister, Constance Rowe of Washington, Iowa; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, her parents, two brothers, a son-in-law, James French, and one grandchild preceded her in death.
Ruth [graduated from OHS in 1926,] was a graduate of Michigan State University in 1930 and earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and education, then later she went on to receive her master's degree at Michigan State University. She taught English and music in Merzifon, Turkey, at a girls' boarding school 1931-32. She was a member of the West Adrian United Church of Christ where she belonged to the quilting group, taught Sunday school and was in the choir. Ruth also led Bible study and hymn singing at the Piotter Center. They attended Pilgrim Haven Church family camp for several years. For more than 60 years Ruth was a member of The Farm Bureau. Ruth enjoyed working on the Bixby Hospital Auxiliary, Bible study, writing, reading, music, singing and going for walks. Her loving and spiritual manner will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services for Ruth will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the West Adrian United Church of Christ with the Rev. Oval Willimann officiating. Burial will follow at West Adrian Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Ruth are suggested to the West Adrian United Church of Christ or the Crop Walk. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
The Adrian Daily Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, Wednesday, October 02, 2002.

Katherine R. Ruggles, Cleveland teacher
Katherine R. Ruggles, 81 [91], died at her home in Ruggles Beach Monday after a short illness.
Born in Berlin Township, she lived in Cleveland until her retirement in 1962.
A graduate of [OHS in 1916 and of] Western Reserve University where she earned a master’s degree, Miss Ruggles taught in the Cleveland School system. She also worked during summer vacations in the family-owned Ruggles Beach Dance Hall and Ruggles Hotel.
Her sister, Frances Hizey of Pickerington, Ohio, survives.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Jr.; and sisters, Lillian Wood and Esther Ellis.
Family services will be at the Hinman Funeral Home, Berlin Heights, Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen Evans officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, January 11, 1989, p. B2.

Jane Smith Rumbold
Jane E. Smith Rumbold, of Chesterland, formerly of Oberlin, died peacefully at her home on July 31, 2011, after a battle with cancer. She was 81.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1947 and from Oberlin College in 1951. She received a Master of Library Science degree from Western Reserve University in June 1954, and married Robert L. Rumbold in Fairchild Chapel the following month. Bob is a University of Michigan graduate and a former World War II B-29 bomber pilot and captain.
Jane started as a children’s librarian at the Cleveland Public Library. Her telling of children’s stories at the library led to her being a regular storyteller on the Captain Penny television show.
She settled with her husband in Chesterland, where she was a popular storyteller at the Chester Library.
She was president of the West Geauga Parent Teacher Organization. At the Community Church of Chesterland, she was chairperson of the Christian Education Committee, served on numerous fundraising committees, conducted the annual Christmas Eve candle lighting ceremony, and organized and implemented luncheons and dinners for special occasions.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; three sons, John, Charles, and Brian; three grandchildren, Jared, Kaylynn, and Janna; and two brothers, Floyd [OHS '49] and Lee Smith [OHS '54]. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Arnold Smith; and grandparents, Herbert and Emily Arnold, all former Oberlin residents.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 18, 2011, p. 6A.

Leon Russell
Leon [Anthony]     Russell, 81, of Evans, CO passed away May 4, 2012 at North Colorado Medical Center.
He was born October 24, 1930 in Egg Harbor, NJ. He grew up in Oberlin, OH and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was station all over the world. Leon was also involved in the Vietnam conflict and retired as a Sergeant after twenty years of service.
On November 28, 1975 Leon married Marian Carrick in Fairview, OH.
Leon enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and camping. He loved going to flea markets and collecting miscellaneous items. His family will remember him as warm, sensitive, courageous, honorable, loyal, and a hero.
He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Fishing Club of America and NRA.
Leon is survived by his wife, Marian; children, Karen (Jeff) Allen of Kissimmee, FL, Sally (Ron) Moorhead, of Greeley, Stephen Russell of Kentucky, Kellie (Joey) Wisher [OHS ‘87] of Oberlin; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services were conducted at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com.

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Mrs. Robert [Marcia] Russell

Marcia G. [Gene] Russell [nee Saylor], 57, died Wednesday at St. Joseph hospital after an apparent heart attack.
A [1944 graduate of OHS and a] resident of Avon Lake since 1956, she was a member of St. Joseph Church, the Isabelle Guild of the church, B. F. Goodrich Women’s Bowling League and was a teacher’s aid for St. Joseph School.
Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband, Robert F.; a daughter, Sandra of Middleburg Heights; and a sister, Margaret La Sarge of Florida.
Friends may call today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Burmeister Avon Lake Funeral Home.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake. Rev. Edward Dickard, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, March 25, 1982, p. C-2.

Mary Lou Russell, 74, service Monday
Mary Lou Russell, 74, of Swansboro, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Carteret General Hospital.
Her memorial service is at 3 p.m. Monday at Swansboro United Methodist Church.
Born Dec. 31, 1935, in Oberlin, Ohio , she was the daughter of the late Hartley Broadwell [OHS ‘18] and Dorothy Wolfe Broadwell. She graduated from [OHS in 1953 and] Ohio State University School of Dental Hygiene in 1956 and practiced dental hygiene in Wintersville, Ohio, for 35 years. She loved watching her grandchildren, spending time with friends and cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes. A lifelong volunteer, she always put others first and donated her time to a long list of charities, most recently, The Hem of His Garment in Swansboro.
She is survived by three children, Alan Russell and wife Cris of Cedar Point, Laurie Hibson and husband Pat of Naples, Fla., and Tim Russell and wife Melinda of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Howard Broadwell [OHS ‘48] and wife Jean [OHS ‘49] of Oberlin, Ohio ; and four grandchildren, Vincent, Courtney, David and Joey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 930 B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834, or The Hem of His Garment, 724 W. Corbett St., Swansboro, N.C. 28584.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net. http://www.mundenfuneralhome.net./
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.
The Carteret County News-Times, Morehead City, N.C., Friday, April 2, 2010

Ruth E. Russell
Ruth E[velyn] Russell [nee Satterlee], of Delray Beach, died Saturday. [She graduated from OHS in 1915]. Services in Andover, Ohio. R. Jay Kraeer Funeral Home.
The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, Monday, May 12, 1986, p. 3PB.

Harriett Louise Ryan
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday in Los Angeles, Calif., for Harriett Louise Ryan, 47, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Charles B. Mayle of 63 Spring, who died June 1 at her home at 5312 Packard St., Los Angeles, after a long illness.
A [1956] graduate of Oberlin High School, she was born in Toledo and had made her home in Los Angeles for the past 15 years.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Lowery and Diana Taylor, and four grandchildren, all of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mable Williams of Oberlin and Pamela Randleman of Norwalk; and four brothers, Marvin at home, Charles of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael of Lorain and James of Los Angeles.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 9, 1983, p. 2.

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