Dorothy Denise Sadler
Oberlin -- Dorothy Denise ''Baby Sis'' Sadler, 63, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Friday, July 4, 2003, at her home.
She was born March 3, 1940, in Marengo County, Ala., and lived in Oberlin most of her life. [She was a member of the OHS class of 1959].
She worked as a custodian at Oberlin College for 40 years, retiring in October.
She enjoyed bingo, cards and crocheting.
Survivors include her son, Michael Culbertson of Dallas; daughters Donna Herrin of Sandusky and Debra Culbertson of Oberlin; brothers Jessie and Willie Edwards, both of Elyria; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Betty (nee Scott) Chaney; and brother, Henry Allen Chaney.
Friends may call 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin, where service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kevin Dudley of Mount Zion Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, July 6, 2003.
John Sakellar Dies, Funeral Is Tomorrow
Funeral services will be conducted at the Greek Orthodox Church, Lorain, at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) for John Sakellar, 26, of 66 N. Pleasant St., who died at 2 p. m. yesterday in Allen Hospital.
He had suffered an acute attack last Thursday from a kidney ailment with which he had long been afflicted, and was taken to Allen Hospital Sunday. Friends of the family had been informed of the seriousness of the illness and members of the immediate family have been here since Sunday.
John graduated from Oberlin high school in 1940 , and then attended the Oberlin School of Commerce. In 1943 he went to California where he worked in a Lockheed plant in Los Angeles. There he met his wife, the former Miss Nancy Allen of Berkeley, and they were married in 1944. They had two children, John, 3, and Susan, 2.
After returning to Oberlin, he helped his father, Gust, in the management of the Campus Restaurant. About three weeks ago in the hope that a change of work would improve his health, he accepted a position as a teller in the Oberlin Savings Bank.
He was born in Kendallville, Ind., on Dec. 28, 1921, and came to Oberlin from Wooster in 1934 with his parents.
Besides his wife and two children, members of the immediate family are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Sakellar, 66 N. Pleasant St.; a brother, Nicholas, Tucson, Ariz.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Manuel, Cleveland, and Mrs. Ellen Watson, Buffalo.
Rev. George Stephanopoulos will conduct the services at the church, which is located at 34th St. and Pearl Ave. Prayer services will be held at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 12, 1948, p. 1.
Nicholas G. Sakellar, 75, of Tucson, Ariz., former Oberlin resident, died Jan. 12, after being ill since Christmas.
Born in Kendallville, Ind., he came to Oberlin when his parents bought the Campus Restaurant. He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1936 and in 1941 from the University of Michigan, with a degree in architecture.
He served as a pilot in World War II, flying in Burma with the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Mr. Sakellar moved to Tucson in 1948. After several years as a partner in the firm of Scholer, Sakellar and Fuller, he opened his own firm, Nicholas Sakellar and Associates, in 1956.
He received numerous architectural awards and was honored in 1982 by the Arizona Society of the American Institute of Architects with its Outstanding Architect’s medal. He was known throughout the Southwest for his architectural work on high schools and was considered one of the three architects who introduced modern architecture to the Tucson area.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; sisters, Mary Manual of Boulder, Colo., and Ellen Watson of Pinehurst, N.C.; children, Anna Grigsby, Nikki Sakellar, Lynn Sakellar and Constantine Nicholas “Dino” Sakellar, all of Tucson, and Denise Meehan of Las Vegas; and five grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Tucson Medical Center Hospice or to the University of Arizona College of Architecture, in care of the Nicholas G. Sakellar Scholarship Fund.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 26, 1993, p. 2.
Berneta S. Salisbury [nee Shaw], 94, of Vero Beach, died Oct. 12, 1998, at Indian River Estates Medical Center, Vero Beach, after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 15, 1903, in Shinrock, Ohio, [graduated from OHS in 1925,] and moved to Vero Beach 11 years ago from Marblehead, Ohio [where her husband, Richard P. Salisbury, died in June 1977].
Mrs. Salisbury was a teacher in Ohio and a homemaker. She was a member of Christ By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Vero Beach.
Surviving are one daughter, Ardis Devine, of Vero Beach; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Indian River Estates Progressive Care Wing Activity Center, Vero Beach, with the Rev. Don Littlefield officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in Mrs. Salisbury's memory.
Strunk Funeral Home Vero Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
Vero Beach Press Journal, Vero Beach, Florida, October 14, 1998, p. A5.
Marjorie Sallee, 60, of
Born in Harrodsburg, Ken., she [graduated from OHS in 1942 and] lived in
She is survived by her companion, Clarence Jones; sisters, Louana Shelton of
Friends may call 2-4 and Friday at the Carter Funeral Home,
Burial will be in
Mildred Salo (nee Clark), 86, former Oberlin resident [and 1931 graduate of OHS], died Dec. 29 at the Renaissance Health Care Center in Olmsted Township after a short illness.
Born in Emerson, Ohio, she lived in Oberlin until moving to The Renaissance nine years ago.
Mrs. Salo and her late husband, Art, owned Salo’s Tree Service in Oberlin and she worked as its bookkeeper.
She was a past member of First Church and was active and supportive of many activities at The Renaissance.
Survivors include a son, William A. “Was” of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Sally Roman of Solon; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Totzke of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Arthur Salo; her parents, Frank and Alice (nee Jones) Clark; a brother, William Clark; and a sister, Margarite [Marguerite] Hahn.
Services were Jan. 3 at the Cowling Funeral Home with burial in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 4, 2000, p. 2.
Mrs. Sanborn Dies in Boise
Boise—Mrs. Jessie M. [Margaret] Sanborn, [nee McNabb] wife of former Congressman John [Canfield] Sanborn (R-Idaho) [1885-1968], died of a heart ailment Saturday in a Boise hospital. She was 68.
She and Sanborn settled on a ranch at Hagerman in 1913 the year after their marriage in McNab [sic], Ill. She was born in Lincoln, Neb., [graduated from OHS in 1903,] and was a member of the Congregational Church, the Order of Eastern Star at Wendell and the Grange at Hagerman.
Sanborn represented Idaho’s First Congregational District from 1946 to 1950. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for senator in 1950 and governor in 1954.
Mrs. Sanborn entered the hospital eight days ago. She is survived by her husband, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Hagerman at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Post-Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Monday, November 21, 1955, p. 10.
Debra Lee Sanchez
Debra L. Sanchez, (nee Fox), 35, of Lorain and formerly of Elyria, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005. [She was a 1988 graduate of OHS.]
She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, going to Cedar Point, music and being with all kinds of animals.
Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Mario; her son, Mario Jr.; her mother, Nancy Wagner (nee Wickham) of North Ridgeville; brothers Eric Fox, Dane Fox and Aaron Fox, all of Elyria; and sisters Paula Pennington, Jackie Chavez and Amber Fox, all of Lorain, and Angie Fox of Olmsted Township.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Fox, and her grandparents.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until services at 8 p.m. Friday at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Elyria.
Memorials may be made to the Debra Sanchez Fund at any Lorain National Bank branch.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, December 29, 2005.
Duane G. Sanders, 77, of Oberlin died Jan. 10 in the emergency room at Allen Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 9, 1921, in LaGrange.
Mr. Sanders worked for Columbia Gas of Ohio for 35 years, retiring in 1982.
He served in the Army during World War II in Iran.
He also was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dorothy (nee Carlin); a son, Dennis Sanders of Elyria; daughters Rosemarie Sheffield of Wellington, Suzanne Overstreet of Grafton, Lisa Walker of Oberlin and Janice Bailey of Elyria; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers Alan Sanders of New London and Norman Sanders of Amherst.
He was preceded in death by his parents, DeForest Sanders and Helen (nee Wheeler) Reisinger.
No services are planned. The Cowling Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 19, 1999, p. 3.
Oberlin -- Nicole Elizabeth Sanderson, 18, of Oberlin, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland from injuries received in an automobile accident.
She was born July 2, 1985, in Fort Worth, Texas. She moved to Euclid, Ohio, in 1995 and to Oberlin in 1999.
She was a 2003 graduate of Oberlin High School and had attended Lorain County Community College.
She was employed as the lead camera operator for Oberlin Cable Co-Op.
She was a member of the Animal Protective League of Lorain County. She enjoyed working with children, spending time with friends and reading.
Survivors include her parents, John R. and Karla W. Sanderson of Oberlin; brother, John R. Sanderson Jr. of Oberlin; paternal grandmother, Ethel Sanderson of Forth Worth; and maternal grandparents, George and Clovis Watts of Forth Worth.
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the First Church in Oberlin, Main and Lorain streets, Oberlin. The Rev. Houston Bowers, pastor of Euclid Avenue Christian Church, Cleveland Heights, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin High School Library or Art Department, 281 N. Pleasant St., Oberlin, OH 44074; or the Animal Protective League of Lorain County, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, April 4, 2004.
Earl P. Sandrock
Earl P. Sandrock, 87, of Henderson, N.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.
Born in Oberlin, he had lived in Elyria before moving to Hendersonville in 1984. He was a  graduate of Oberlin High School and attended Ohio State University. He served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Sandrock was a partner with Dairy Service Co. in Oberlin, which was later sold to Parson’s Dairy. He founded Metro Stationers Supplies and the Business Mart in Elyria. While in the area, he was a member of the Elyria Rotary Club and a past commander of the American Legion in Oberlin. He was a member of Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, N.C.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Anita Gotro Sandrock; sons Neil and Lynn; a daughter, Dianne S. Bornia; a sister, Ruth Piwinski of Oberlin; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Sandrock, and a sister, Harriett Gregg.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church Open Arms Early Childhood Development Center, 2616 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Thomas Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center, Hendersonville, is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, September 4, 2004.
Sanislow, 64, farmed, raised horses
New Russia Township -- Richard Wesley Sanislow, 64, of New Russia Township, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at home, following a long illness with cancer.
He was born in Oberlin and was a lifelong resident of the family farm where he died. He graduated from Oberlin High School [class of 1960].
Sanislow farmed crops and raised several breeds of horses, most recently hackney show ponies.
He was employed at PolyOne in Avon Lake and before that worked for more than 30 years as a mechanic at the BF Goodrich Tire Center in Lorain.
He was involved with Lorain County 4-H horse clubs as an advisor during the 1970s and 1980s.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Shirley (nee Howard); son, Richard Michael Sanislow of Elyria; daughters Laura Stanfield of South Amherst and Julie Ann Wigton of Oberlin; brother, William Henry Sanislow of Tennessee; and two grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Marion (nee Lauer) Sanislow; and brothers Edward and Robert.
Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice Center 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, January 09, 2006.
Port Orange – Wesley Sanislow, 84, of Rogers Avenue, a retired dairy farmer, died Sunday at Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Sanislow was born in Oberlin, Ohio, [and was a 1935 graduate of OHS]. He was a member of the Eagles, Lorain, Ohio, and the Grange Club, Carlisle, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marion; four sons, Edward, Lorain, Richard, Oberlin, William, Georgia, and Robert, Port Orange; eight grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Bellevue-Cedar Hill, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla., Tuesday, September 19, 2000, p. 4C.
Gretchen Geiser Sappington
Gretchen Geiser Sappington [OHS ’33 and Harvard Univ.] '38 died December 17, 1996, in Randolph, N.H. Her survivors include her husband, Thomas '37, M.D. '41.
Harvard Magazine, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass., September-October 1997, www.harvardmagazine.com/issues/so97/obits.html
E. B. Saunders
The funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth B. Saunders of Columbus, a resident of Oberlin most of her life, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Oberlin. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Mrs. Saunders, 48, who lived on Williamont Avenue, Columbus, died Tuesday in Grant Memorial Hospital, Columbus, after an illness of two years. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Mrs. Saunders was the daughter of the late Charles Blackburn of Oberlin and Mrs. Blackburn.
She was a [1938 graduate of OHS and a] graduate of Oberlin School of Commerce.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Karen) Cheatham of Columbus; her mother, Mrs. Charles (Lydia) Blackburn of Seaside, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Thornton and Mrs. Phyliss Lewis and five brothers, Robert, Charles, Richard, Douglas, and Lawrence Blackburn.
The Crosby Funeral Home, Columbus, has charge of arrangements.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Fund.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thurs., May 22, 1969, p. 18.
Arthur Saxton Dies Suddenly
Oberlin, O., February 24—Arthur A. Saxton died very suddenly following a stroke of apoplexy at his home two miles east of Oberlin early this morning. He had been in good health and his sudden death came as a great shock to his family and many friends.
Mr. Saxton has been a lifelong resident of
Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Louis at home, and Mrs. Josephine Dudley of Oberlin; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Christy of Oberlin, and Mrs. Sara Rogers of
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
Arthur Saxton was born in LaGrange, September eleventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. He was the son of William H. and Mary Allyn Saxton and one of a family of five children, all of whom survive him. When a small boy he moved with his parents to
The funeral services were held at the
The burial was in
Leila D. Scamman
Leila Davidson Scamman, aunt of William Davidson, died Oct. 19 in Lake Worth, Fla., at the age of 92.
She was [a 1914 graduate of Oberlin High School and an] Oberlin College graduate and taught Latin at Avon High School for many years.
She had made her home in Lake Worth since 1948 and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Lake Worth. Mrs. Scamman was a member of hospital volunteer programs in Ohio and Florida.
Her husband Elton preceded her in death. Her surviving nephew, William was an Oberlin resident for many years and is now living in Trenton, N.J.
Graveside services will be in Camden Cemetery Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Elder officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 27, 1988, p. 2.
Leila Davidson Scamman, [OHS ’14, OC ’18, died] October 19, 1988, in Lake Worth, Fla. Born August 13, 1888, in Kipton, Ohio, she taught in the Ohio school system for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton A. ’16, in 1964. Surviving are two nephews, including William E. Davidson [OHS ‘47] ’56, and six great-nieces and nephews.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1989, p. 38.
Motorist Will Face Serious Charge Here [in
Death of Elizabeth Schandorsky]
Grand jurors, when they convene here early next month, will consider for the first time the charge of second degree manslaughter, a recently adopted statute enacted to provide possible modified punishment for motorists who come to trial because of traffic deaths.
Such a charge, the first in the county, was preferred against Gerald Turner, 32, of Stop 100, Oberlin road, for the traffic death of Miss Elizabeth Schandorsky, 28, Oberlin, who was killed while riding her bicycle home from work last Friday.
Turner pleaded not guilty when arraigned before Justic Joseph Petro yesterday and was bound to the grand jury under $1,000 bond, which he furnished.
Second degree manslaughter permits the court to fix punishment, which may be anything from a small fine to a large fine and a county jail or workhouse sentence, Prosecutor Howard Butler said.
It is believed that under the new statute, which leaves the punishment discretionary with the court, it will be possible to convict motorists in traffic accident deaths when the evidence clearly shows that they were at fault.
In the past a conviction meant from one to 20 years in the penitentiary, which juries apparently felt, if their consistent verdicts for acquittal can be interpreted correctly, was too severe for that type of crime.
Funeral services were held on Monday morning at the Sacred Heart Church in Oberlin for Miss Elizabeth Schandorsky, [a 1927 graduate of OHS,] who died from injuries sustained in an accident on Route 58 on Friday evening.
She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, her sister Miss Mary Schandorsky and three brothers, Pete of Lorain and two at home. And hosts of friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss of this dear daughter and sister.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday & Friday, December 11 & 13, 1935, p. 1 & p. 11.
Joseph E. Schandorsky
Joseph E. Schandorsky, 83, of Sandusky, former Oberlin resident, died unexpectedly March 31 at home.
Born in Avon Lake, he graduated from Oberlin High School and attended the Aircraft Service School and received a license as an aircraft mechanic. He then worked for many years for United Airlines as a mechanic in different parts of the country. He also had been self-employed as an auto mechanic and service manager.
Mr. Schandorsky attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky.
He is survived by a daughter, Janet L. Schandorsky of Sandusky; a son, Henry Schandorsky of Cape Coral, Fla.; a sister, Mary Meo of Lorain; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth (nee Brasen), in 1987; his parents, Peter S. Sr. and Mary (nee Marrow); a son, Michael; a brother, Peter S. Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth Schandorsky.
A private funeral Mass was held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Sandusky, with the Rev. Frank Kehres officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky 44870.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 11, 2000, p. 2.
Grace Schauffler dies at 88
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Church meeting room for Grace Leavitt Schauffler, who died last Thursday in Allen Hospital. She was 88.
Born in Cleveland on Nov. 25, 1894, she had lived in Oberlin most of her life [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1912.] She was a 1916 graduate of Oberlin College and also attended what is now called the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Miss Schauffler was an arts and crafts instructor in several area institutions, and prized a picture of the daughters of Joseph P. Kennedy, who were her art students when she taught in New York as a free lance artist.
She collected dolls and miniature books. She was the author of “How to make dolls” and wrote and illustrated other books, including several books of children’s poetry.
For several years she was a reporter for the Oberlin Times and later wrote “Grace’s Grapevine” for the Oberlin News-Tribune for 12½ years. She was a member of the Ohio Poetry Society, past-president of the Ohio Poetry Association, a lifetime member of the Oberlin Historical Society, and had received numerous awards for her art work.
She was a member of First Church and of its Evening Group.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret R. Schauffler of 114½ Forest, and brother Lawrence Schauffler of Fredonia, New York. Rev. John Elder will officiate at the funeral service and burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 21, 1982, p. 2.
Grace L[eavitt] Schauffler died Oct. 14, 1982, in Allen Memorial Hospital. She was an artist, author, instructor, inventor and collector of dolls and miniature books. She received awards for her artwork and a Gold Key Award (1954) from the Ohio Poetry Assn. for her poem entitled “Cottage Song,” which was about the Schauffler cottage at Pilgrim, Mich.
Born Thanksgiving day in 1894, she came to Oberlin in 1909 and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1912 and was a member of the Oberlin College class of 1916]. She was the daughter of Henry A. and Clara (Hobart) Schauffler, founder (1886) and the first principal/teacher, respectively, of the Schauffler College of Religious and Social Work in Cleveland. The institution specialized in the training of social workers. The college sold its buildings in 1956 to St. Alexis Hospital and moved to Oberlin as part of the Graduate School of Theology. When the GST merged with Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1966 the assets of the Schauffler College were transferred to Defiance College.
Miss Schauffler may be best known for her collection of dolls which she displayed at her home at 100 S. Cedar St., though they were also exhibited in several other cities. She also made paper and papier-maché dolls and sold them. She had a patent on a special type of stand-up paper doll and was the creator of life-size children mannequins. She also invented a stair-walking cart with an “x” of crossbars for the back wheels. She was also the author of How to Make Dolls and wrote and illustrated several other books including several books of children’s poetry. In Swinging Circus and Birds in the Air, she created cutouts that could be swung on a string as three-dimensional figures. Oberlin was the first city to carry these books.
She also wrote and illustrated Grace the Meek, which gave a full account of her childhood and the Schauffler College and Fields of the Lord: The Story of the Schauffler College 1886-1957. The Oberlin News-Tribune carried her column, Grace’s Grapevine for 12 ½ years.
Miss Schauffler was a free-lance artist in New York, London and Cleveland. She taught arts and crafts at Syracuse U., Milwaukee-Downer College and in Waterbury, Conn., as well as New York City.
Always interested in history, she was an avid genealogist, having traced her family back to the Mayflower. The Oberlin Improvement and Historical Assn. awarded her an honorary lifetime trusteeship for her many years of service to the organization, particularly to the furnishing and care of “The Little Red School House,” Oberlin’s first school. She retired as its curator in 1976, a position she held since its restoration in 1958. The current curator, Florene Worcester ‘33k [OHS ‘28], succeeded her.
Miss Schauffler was a member of the Ohio Poetry Society and was past president of the Ohio Poetry Assn. She as also a member of First Church.
She leaves her sister, Margaret ’18 [OHS ‘14], emerita associate professor of fine arts, with whom she lived for many years, and brother Lawrence ’15 [OHS ‘11]. Siblings Frederick (Academy 1890-93), Harry (Academy 1885-89, Con. 1886-88), and Mary ’88 are deceased. Her grandfather was Donley Hobart (Academy 1841-42).
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1983, p. 61.
Lawrence Schauffler, 97, died Sept. 26 in Fredonia, New York.
A former resident of Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1911], Oberlin College in 1915 and the Conservatory in 1916.
He retired from Fredonia State College where he was a professor and head of the piano department for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (nee Allen), whom he married in 1933; two daughters, Jean Schauffler and Rachel Jordan; and a sister, Margaret Schauffler of Elyria, formerly of Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 2, 1990, p. 2.
Lawrence Hobart Schauffler, [OHS ’11, OC ’15, died] September 26, 1990, in Fredonia, N.Y. Born August 11, 1893, in Cleveland, he studied piano at the Paris Conservatory after earning the B.A. and Mus.B. degrees at Oberlin. Mr. Schauffler later returned to Oberlin, earning the Mus.M. degree in 1949. He taught piano at State U. New York, Fredonia, for many years, retiring as professor and chair of the piano department. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Allen Schauffler ’15; two daughters; a sister, Margaret Schauffler [OHS ‘14] ’18; and a niece, Nancy Schauffler ’81.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1991, p 28.
Margaret R. Schauffler
Margaret Reynolds Schauffler, 97, former Oberlin resident, died Feb. 23 at the Elyria United Methodist Home, where she had resided since 1990.
Born June 4, 1896, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Dr. Henry and Clara Hobart Schauffler. Her father was born to American missionaries serving in Turkey.
In 1886 her parents founded Schauffler College in Cleveland which started as a mission to Bohemian immigrants and women interested in religious education and social work. In 1954, Schauffler College became the Schauffler Division of Religious and Social Work at the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology. It transferred to Defiance College in 1967.
Miss Schauffler [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1914 and] received the A.B. degree in music, with Phi Beta Kappa honors, from Oberlin College in 1918. She graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1922 and received an M.A. in Art from Western Reserve University in 1931.
From 1923 to 1961 she taught studio art and Asian art at Oberlin College, retiring as associate professor of art. After retiring, she taught art at Ashland College for eight years and continued giving private lessons in painting, jewelry-making and calligraphy until 1983. Many of her paintings were exhibited in Ohio galleries.
She received the Distinguished Service Award from the Oberlin College Alumni Association in 1988.
Miss Schauffler was involved in campaigning for women’s suffrage, prohibition and world peace. She was an active member of First Church, especially in the Sewing Group which makes clothing for children in Appalachia and on Indian reservations. She also sponsored the education of a young man from Hong Kong, Kwok-Sang Chui, who received a Ph.D. in engineering and now lives with his family in Columbus, Ind.
She is survived by two nieces, Jean Schauffler of Elmira, N.Y., and Rachel Jordan of Eugene, Ore.; and a great-great niece, Nancy Schauffler, of New York City.
She was preceded in death by six half-brothers, including Robert Haven Schauffler, a poet and biographer of Beethoven, Brahms, Schuman and Schubert, who died in 1965; two half-sisters; a brother Lawrence; and a sister Grace.
A memorial service will be held at First Church in Oberlin with date and time to be announced later.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 1994, p. 2.
Margaret Schauffler, 97, Was Artist And Educator
Margaret R. Schauffler, associate professor emeritus of fine arts at Oberlin College, followed in her parents' footsteps as an educator, social activist and artist.
Miss Schauffler, 97, of Oberlin, died Wednesday at the Elyria United Methodist Home.
From 1923 until 1961, she taught art at Oberlin College. After retiring from Oberlin, she was an art instructor and chairman of the art department at Ashland College for eight years.
Miss Schauffler gave private lessons in painting, enamel work, jewelry making and calligraphy until 1983.
As a member of the Oberlin chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, she campaigned to keep Oberlin alcohol-free.
She was a pacifist who participated in Oberlin peace vigils and often sent letters and telegrams to government representatives about anti-war issues.
Miss Schauffler, a member of the sewing circle at First Church in Oberlin, made clothing for disadvantaged children in Lorain, in Appalachia and on South Dakota Indian reservations.
At the 1988 commencement program at Oberlin College, she was presented the college's award for distinguished service to the community.
Her parents, Henry and Clara Schauffler, founded Schauffler College in Cleveland in 1886 to educate Bohemian immigrants and women interested in religious education and social work.
Schauffler College became the Schauffler Division of Religious and Social Work at the Oberlin College School of Theology in 1954 and today is part of Defiance College.
Miss Schauffler, a Cleveland native, graduated from Oberlin High School in 1914. She earned a bachelor's degree in music and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College in 1918.
In 1922, she graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She taught art at Elyria High School for a year before joining the faculty at Oberlin College.
She received a master's degree in art from Western Reserve University in 1931.
Miss Schauffler was an accomplished painter whose work was exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the College of Wooster, Case Western Reserve University, the Ohio State Fair and in art galleries and universities in several states.
She designed the Oberlin Alumni Medal, which is awarded annually.
In 1989, Miss Schauffler initiated the return of a lithograph of Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, to the Czech government. The portrait had been brought to Oberlin by former Oberlin College Professor Jan Kozak in 1939. When he returned to his homeland at the close of World War II, Kozak left the lithograph with Miss Schauffler for safekeeping.
As a result of her involvement, President George Bush presented the lithograph to Czech President Vaclav Havel in 1990.
Miss Schauffler adhered to the Christian teachings of showing compassion for others. Until a few years ago, she made weekly visits to a Wellington nursing home on behalf of her church and chauffered others to church, college and community events.
She sponsored the education of a Hong Kong man, Kwok-Sang, who earned a doctorate in engineering and now lives with his family in Columbus, Ind.
Miss Schauffler is survived by her nieces, Jean of Elmira, N.Y., and Rachel Jordan of Eugene, Ore.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, March 2, 1994, p. 6C.
Helen K. Scheffter
Helen K. Scheffter, of Wellington, formerly of Whispering Oaks, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012, in Elms Retirement Village, Wellington. She was 87 years old.
Mrs. Scheffter was born August 3, 1925, in Cleveland, to her parents, Maurice and Juliette Kessler. She was appropriately nicknamed Fleurette “little flower” by her brother, Ralph R. Kessler [OHS ‘37], who preceded her in death in October of 1978.
Helen grew up in Oberlin, and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1943. She also graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in 1946. Helen worked many years in the family business, Hannon Motor Sales, and later as a clerk for the Wellington Board of Public Affairs, until her retirement in 1979.
Helen’s first husband, Ovid H. Hannon [OHS ‘43], died in 1970.
On December 29, 1979, Helen married William A. Scheffter, formerly of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. William preceded her in death on November 22, 2009.
Mrs. Scheffter was a past member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon, Pennsylvania, and also attended services at Homerville United Methodist, Homerville.
She is survived by three sons, David Hannon, wife Gail and Christopher Hannon, wife Nancy, both of Wellington; and Daniel Hannon, wife Susan, of Annapolis, Maryland; two stepchildren, Jonathan Scheffter of Alexandria, Virginia, and Alexis L. Scheffter of Annandale, Virginia; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a celebration of life ceremony at a later date, when both Helen and her husband, William will be interned together ever after at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington. A separate announcement will be provided when a date has been scheduled.
Helen and the family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made on Helen’s behalf to the SPCA of Lorain County, P.O. Box 157, Grafton, OH 44044 (440) 233-6771. There was not an animal that Helen did not love unconditionally throughout her entire life.
Arrangements by Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home East State Street at North Oakland Avenue, Sharon, Pennsylvania.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
Hazel M. Schekelhoff
Hazel M. Schekelhoff, 89, former Oberlin resident, died Dec. 8 at Providence Hospital in Sandusky after a short illness.
Born in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1924] and the Oberlin School of Commerce. She lived in Elyria before moving to Sandusky. She was living in the Erie County Care Facility at the time of her death.
For 14 years, she worked for the Lorain County Health Department. She also worked for the State Department of Employment for seven year, retiring in 1969.
Mrs. Schekelhoff belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria, the Thomas Neill Post No. 275, the Women’s Relief Corps of Castalia, and the Happy Years Club of Sandusky.
She was a volunteer for the Red Cross in the arts and skills division. She also volunteered at the Seacrest Nursing Home portion of the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.
Survivors include three step-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; sisters, Florene Worcester of Oberlin and Gertrude Ryan of Homeland, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1962; her parents, George R. and Minna Worcester; a stepson, Edward W. Schekelhoff; and a sister Ada Cook.
Services were Saturday morning at the Frey-Groff Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, Sandusky, followed by Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Philip Feltman as celebrant.
Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 13, 1994, p. 2.
Joyce V. (Griffin) Scherf – Died
Aug. 30, 2007
Sandusky. Joyce V. (Griffin) Scherf, 88, of Sandusky, died Thursday morning in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
She was the daughter of Thomas and Louise (Shinskey) Griffin of South Amherst. Joyce was a 1937 graduate of Oberlin High School, was a U.S. Army Veteran, had various jobs during the course of her life, baked cakes for many, worked for Kroger delivering medicine, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Scherf of Sandusky and Sue (Doug) Draper of Carson City, Nevada; two sons Terry (Joyce) Scherf, Sandusky and David (Janice) Scherf, Vickery; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard and Robert Griffin; three half brothers Larry, Dan and Duanne Shinskey.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Scherf; her parents; son, Tom Scherf; two sisters, Elma and Jill Baumeister; and brother, Jack Griffin.
At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation. Memorial services for the family will be held in Ransom Funeral Home of Castalia. Mr. John Paputza will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be made to ransomfuneralhome.com.
Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio, Friday August 31 2007.
Surgery Resident Benefactress Passes Away [Helen Ruth Schilling]
Mrs. Helen Schilling [nee Spelbrink] passed away at her residence in Bellevue on Sunday, August 24[, 2003]. She was 87 [and was a 1934 graduate of OHS]. She offered her appreciation to all who cared for her during the preceding three years when she had been diagnosed with cancer, particularly to the faculty and residents who were kind enough to visit her.
Very few people have touched the life of our Department the way Helen Schilling did. She leaves an incredible legacy for our residents, for the Department and for the School of Medicine. Several years ago after creating a lectureship to honor her husband, the late Dr. John Schilling, she proceeded to endow the Schilling Research Day which provides our residents a unique opportunity to spend a day discussing their individual research with each other and with an external reviewer.
The Schillings also donated their home to the Department with the express wish that the proceeds of the sale would endow the Schilling Resident Research Scholarship. This endowment currently provides a stipend for two residents per year to do full-time research.
Typical of her quiet and unassuming demeanor, she requested no formal ceremonies of any kind at the time of her passing. In lieu of flowers, she asked that any donations be made to the Schilling Resident Research Scholarship at UW Medicine.
We will be forever enriched by our friendship with Helen. She set an example of vision, generosity, courage and strength that we can only admire.
Surgery Synopsis Newsletter, v. 11, issue 1, p. 10, University of Washington, Department of Surgery, Bellevue, Washington, http://depts.washington.edu/surgery/synopsis/archive/vol11issue1/p10.html
Mrs. Albert C. Schirmer
Mrs. Lucille C. Schirmer, 85, of
Mrs. Schirmer was a member of the First Congregational Church,
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Strand,
Friends may call at the Harold Dicken Funeral home tomorrow from to 5 and The casket will remain closed.
Services will be Thursday at in the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Linde will officiate and burial will be in
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Congregational Church.
Esther M. Schmidt, 80, Had Kin on the Mayflower
Euclid – Esther M[ildred] Schmidt [nee Fowls] was a direct descendant of six Mayflower passengers: Miles Standish, John Alden, Priscilla Mullens, Edward Doty, Isaac Allerton and Francis Eaton.
She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Schmidt, 80, of Euclid, died at the Grande Pointe Healthcare Community in Richmond Heights on Sunday, her husband's 83rd birthday.
She was born in Cleveland and was reared in Oberlin, where she graduated from [OHS in 1933 and from] Oberlin Business College in 1934. She worked as a secretary and dispatcher at the Richmond Heights Police Department under Chief Earl Richmond.
Mrs. Schmidt was active in community groups such as the Richmond Heights and Euclid PTAs, Euclid Historical Society and Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ.
Mrs. Schmidt is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gordon; sons, Richard of Richmond Heights, William of Columbia, S.C., and Robert of Euclid; daughters, Dorothea Sleight of Columbia, Md., and Carolyn Walter of Catonsville, Md.; nine grandchildren; and a sister.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Brickman & Sons Funeral Home, 21900 Euclid Ave., Euclid.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, September 20, 1995, p. 9B.
Lillian May Schmidt
Lillian May Schmidt, 89, of Lorain died Saturday morning at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home [in Lorain] after a long illness.
Born in Bryan, Ohio, [and a 1929 graduate of OHS,] she lived in the Lake Milton and Austintown areas for more than 50 years before moving to Elyria.
Mrs. Schmidt worked at Morgan’s Restaurant in Austintown during the 1960s and 1970s.
She attended Princeton Methodist Church in Mahoning County and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Flamy Chapter.
She enjoyed reading and playing cards.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Schmidt of Rock Creek, Ohio; a sister, Jenny Lind Super of Green Valley, Ariz.; and a brother, Thurlow Knepper of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1976; her parents, Giles and Addie Knepper; brothers Durward [OHS ‘24], Vendle [OHS ‘25], Vivian [OHS ‘27], Holly and Frederick; and a sister, Emma Matcham [OHS ‘29]. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, February 18, 2001, p. B2.
Ernestine Marie Schmitz, 72
Oberlin -- Ernestine Marie Schmitz, 72, of Oberlin, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Grace Hospital, Amherst, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 27, 1928, in New London, and had lived most of her life in the Oberlin area.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1946 and attended Bowling Green State University.
Mrs. Schmitz was employed at the former for Oberlin Town Shop until her retirement in the early 1990s. She had been treasurer of the Oberlin School Board and an executive secretary at the school board office, worked as a bank teller for Oberlin Savings and as a dental assistant for the late Ray Phipps. She had also worked doing custom sewing, specializing in tailoring and bridal dresses.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society; and of Oberlin Grange, Ohio State Grange, Lorain County Pomona Grange, the Oberlin Farm Women's Club and Oberlin Road Secret Sisters. She enjoyed sewing, playing piano, dancing, reading, baking, canning and preserving.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Schmitz of Oberlin; daughters Frances Loflin of Greensburg, Pa., and Marie Shullick of Lorain; son, Henry N. Schmitz of Oberlin; sister, Irene (nee Tkach) Zelinka of Elyria; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Bare and Frances Mae Bare (nee Lazalle); and a granddaughter.
Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin. The Rev. James Reymann, pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Wellington, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, February 13, 2001.
Henry William Schmitz
Oberlin -- Henry William Schmitz, 83, of Oberlin, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin.
He was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Oberlin and lived most of his life there.
Schmitz was a grain and dairy farmer, worked for Thew Shovel for 32 years and then worked for Nordson, retiring in 1990.
He enjoyed gardening, his family and raising sunflowers and pumpkins. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1662, Amherst; Oberlin Farmers Grange, Ohio State Farmers Grange and Lorain County Pomona Grange; and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 during World War II as a medic with the rank of staff sergeant.
Survivors include his daughters Frances Loflin of Greensburg, Pa., and Marie Shullick of Grafton; son, Henry Nicholas Schmitz of Oberlin; sisters Lois Wohlever Jackson of Oberlin and Beatrice Bucholz of Wellington; and five grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine Marie; his parents, Henry I. and Margaret Youngless Schmitz; brother, Joseph Schmitz; sisters Margaret J. Tingler and Dorothy Kreutzer; and a granddaughter.
Friends may call Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W. Lorain St., with the Rev. William B. Padavick officiating and burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allen Community Hospital, 200 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, November 28, 2007.
Joseph P. Schmitz, 61, of 10759 Oberlin Rd., was dead on arrival at Allen Hospital on Monday afternoon. He had suffered a heart attack while working on his farm.
Born on the farm on Jan. 24, 1920, he had lived there all his life except for three years during World War II when he served in the 325th Glider Infantry in the U.S. Army. [He was a 1938 graduate of Oberlin High School.]
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include a brother, Henry, of Oberlin Rd.; and three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Nedwick of Oberlin Rd., Beatrice (Mrs. Raymond) Bucholz of Wellington, and Lois (Mrs. Leon) Wohlever of 235 Elm.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry, in January 1980 and a sister, Margaret Tingler, in June 1980.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Robert Bonnell officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 5, 1981, p. 8.
Thelma M. Schmitz
Thelma Margaret Schmitz (nee Davis), 89, of Oberlin, died Aug. 1 at the Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in River Rouge, Mich., she lived in the Oberlin area almost all her life. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1927.
Mrs. Schmitz was a housewife who worked as a cook at Prospect School for eight years. She also was a housekeeper at St. Mary’s Church in Berea for five years.
A member of Sacred Heart Church, she was a charter member of the Altar and Rosary Society and taught religion school on Saturday for several years.
She enjoyed cooking, crocheting afghans, fishing, traveling and the Cleveland Indians.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Twining of Oberlin, Shirley Artwell of Wellington and Rita Pongracz of South Amherst; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her parents, Charles and Myrtle (nee Dubay) Davis; and brothers Herman and William Davis.
Services were August 4 at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. William B. Padavick, Pastor, as celebrant.
Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 10, 1999, p. 8.
Mrs. E. D. Schramm Stricken At Lodge
Funeral Services Will Be on Saturday for Active Community Leader
Gertrude May Grills Schramm, 59, wife of Edward D. Schramm, prominent Russia township farmer, died suddenly at 8:45 last night (Wednesday) at the Masonic Hall.
Mrs. Schramm, associate conductress of Pansy Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, was taking part in initiation ceremonies at the lodge meeting when she was stricken.
Born in Russia township on May 16, 1887, the daughter of Alfred P. and Lucy Gibson Grills, Mrs. Schramm was a lifelong resident of this community [and a 1905 graduate of OHS]. She was an active and respected leader in church, club and lodge work and in addition to the Eastern Star was a member of the Oberlin Grange and the state and national grange organizations; Bethel White Shrine, Elyria; Advisory Council 3A; the North Russia Needleguild; and the Literary and Social Club. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Besides her husband Mrs. Schramm is survived by one daughter and three sons: Juanita, teacher in the Oberlin School of Commerce; Harlan, Oberlin; LeRoy, Lorain; Ralph, Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. George Lang and Mrs. Fred Kent, both of Elyria; one brother, Elver Grills, Oberlin; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Funeral Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Wilbur E. Goist officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 11, 1946, p. 1.
Juanita B. Schramm
Oberlin -- Juanita B. Schramm, 93, of Oberlin, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a month-long illness.
She was born Aug. 10, 1909, in New Russia Township.
She was a  graduate of Oberlin High School and a 1931 graduate of Oberlin College.
Ms. Schramm taught business classes at Oberlin Business College for 17 years. She retired from teaching business classes at Oberlin High School in 1980.
She was an active longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Oberlin, where she was church secretary for many years. She was a past matron of Pansy Chapter 34 Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Hook Crafters Club, Needle Point Club and the Russia Township Farm Women's Club.
Survivors include nephews Wayne and Donald Edward Schramm, both of Oberlin; and nieces Susan J. Anthony of Richmond, Va. and Janet Micly of Peroria, Ill.; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward D. and Gertrude M. (nee Grills) Schramm.
Friends may call Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., at Cowling Funeral Home, where Order of Eastern Star will have services at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. O. French Ball, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Judith Claycomb, pastor of York United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, March 15, 2003.
LeRoy Schramm, 62, Huron hardware dealer and brother of Juanita Schramm of 11344 Leavitt Rd., was pronounced dead on Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky. He was stricken, apparently with a heart attack, at Schramm’s Hardware Store, Huron, which he had owned and operated since 1950.
Mr. Schramm, who lived at 425 Wyandot Pl., Huron, moved to Huron from Oberlin 26 years ago. He was a director of Northern Security Co. in Columbus, a member of the Erie County, State and National Boards of Realtors and was vice president of Grange Realty.
Mr. Schramm was a member of First United Methodist Church in Oberlin, Lorain Lodge 552 F & AM, Oberlin Grange, and the Ohio Hardware Association. [He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1932.]
In addition to his sister, he is survived by his wife, Bernadine, and a brother Ralph of Trenton.
The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at the Huron Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. George Bell and the Rev. Donald Yaussy officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 6, 1977, p. 7.
Ralph E. Schramm
Ralph E. Schramm, 84, died July 4, 2002, in the health center at Friendship Village of Columbus. He had cancer.
Born in Oberlin, Mr. Schramm graduated from Oberlin High School in 1935, and Ohio State University College of Agriculture in 1939. Upon graduation and until retirement in 1993, Mr. Schramm was farm manager of former Governor James M. Cox’s livestock and grain farms, and for 20 years was agricultural columnist for the Cox-owned Dayton Daily News.
In 1964, he was inducted into the OSU Animal Science Hall of Fame in recognition of his research activities on the farm and at the university. In 1970, he received the OSU Centennial Award for Distinguished Service.
In 1986, Mr. Schramm received the Meritorious Service award from the OSU College of Agriculture Alumni Association and was a USA Animal Industry delegate to the Peoples Republic of China. In 1987, he was a delegate to Australia and New Zealand.
In 1993, Mr. Schramm received the Goodyear/NACD Conservation award for outstanding accomplishments in resource conservation.
He was a member of the Front Street Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, Ohio.
He is survived by daughters Susan Anthony of Richmond, Va., and Janet Miley of East Peoria, Ill., grandchildren Ann Robin Anthony of Arlington, Va., Sarah Jane Gordon of Metamora, Ill., and Laura Miley of Bradley, Ill.; a sister, Juanita Schramm and nephews Donald and Wayne Schramm of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rowena (nee Gekler), brothers Harlan and LeRoy Schramm, and his parents, Edward and Gertrude (nee Grills) Schramm.
There will be no visitation. At his request, Mr. Schramm’s body was donated to the OSU Medical School.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 23, 2002, p. 2.
Jean Heinrich Schreiner
[Anna] Jean Heinrich Schreiner, age 85, of Friendship Village, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, died on Saturday, October 11, 2003; beloved wife for 58 years of C. Bryson Schreiner; devoted mother of Kathryn Schreiner of Los Angeles, CA, Martha (Bruce) Dreisbach of Mercersburg, PA, Sally (Orwin) Youngquist of Evanston, IL, and the Rev. Samuel (Debra) Schreiner, III of Londonderry, NH; sister of Kathryn McNall of Pleasant Gap, PA; loving grandmother of Katy Beth and Megan Dreisbach, Abigail, Samuel and John Schreiner.
Born in India to missionary parents, Jean was an elder and member of Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church since coming to Pittsburgh. [She was a 1934 graduate of OHS.]
Friends will be received at Laughlin Memorial Chapel (www.laughlinfuneralhome.com), 222 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon Tuesday afternoon only from 3-6 pm. A Memorial Service will be held in Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to The World Mission Fund of The Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA. 15216
The Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, October 14, 2003.
Allen M. Schubert
Allen Maurice Schubert, 46, of 190 N. Main, died Tuesday night at Allen Hospital following an illness of two days.
Mr. Schubert was born in Oberlin on May 21, 1925, and spent his entire life here. [He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1944.] He owned Schubert Buick Inc., 43 E. College, in partnership with his brother. He worked there as a child washing cars for his father, the late Maurice S. Schubert, who then owned the dealership.
Mr. Schubert was a member of the Lorain City Automobile Association and of First Church.
He is survived by his wife Dorris; three sons, James, Jon and Eric, all at home; his mother, Mrs. May Schubert, 196 N. Main; and his brother, Paul, 471 Caskey.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in First Church by the Rev. Frederick Schumacher. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 17, 1971, p. 13.
Barbara C. Schubert
Grafton -- Barbara C. [Elizabeth] Schubert (nee Gulde), 74, of Grafton, died Thursday April 27, 2006, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born May 30, 1931, in Lorain, and was a lifelong Grafton/Oberlin area resident [and a 1949 graduate of OHS]. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Frank; daughter, Linda Lelito of Grafton; sons Bill Schubert of New Albany and Rick Schubert of Grafton; and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call Monday 11 a.m., until the time of services at 1 p.m. at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road and SR 57, Elyria.
The Rev. Jonathan McCleery, pastor of Laporte United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Midview High School Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 121 Grafton, OH 44044.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, April 30, 2006.
Schubert dies; was WW II Army vet
Gerald T. Schubert, 52, of 802 ½ East Ave., an Army veteran of World War II, died in Elyria Memorial Hospital this morning after a brief illness.
He was a supervisor of technical services for Smith-Jones Inc. (formerly American Standard and Tappan).
Mr. Schubert was a member of St. Mary Church, the Holy Name Society, and the Parent Teachers Unit. He was also coach in the CYO program and was a former officer and active worker in Little League South.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1944 graduate of OHS], he lived in Elyria 30 years.
Surviving are his wife, Marie (nee Murray), to whom he was married 29 years; five sons, Gerald Jr., Alexandria, Va., Ronald, Columbus, Gregory, Richard and Robert, all at home; daughters, Janice, Carol and Kathy, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Dukovach, Elyria; brothers, Lawrence Schubert, Elyria, and Ralph Schubert, San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Leonarda Salvatore, Reading, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Reichlin Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Wake services will be conducted there Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home and at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church. The Rev. Francis Osborne will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, July 24, 1979, p. B-2.
Miss Lucile Schubert
Sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schubert and family in the bereavement caused by the sudden death of their daughter and sister, Miss Lucile Schubert, which occurred at Lakeside Maternity Hospital on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
The uncertainty concerning the accident makes the terrible shock so much harder to bear and the grief-stricken family have the sincere sympathy of many friends.
The deceased was born in Elyria on Dec. 4, 1909, the second daughter of a family of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Schubert, who for several years have been residents of this township.
At the age of six years, Lucile moved with her family to Pittsfield Township, where she attended grade school. She was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1927 as a member of the National Honor Society and the next year began her training in the Nurses’ Training School of Western Reserve, graduating from there in 1930.
For some time she had been employed in Lakeside Maternity Hospital and had just recently received a fine promotion.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Cornelia Dague of Mdeina, Jeanette, Marjorie and William of this place.
Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, at Sedgeman’s Funeral Parlors in Oberlin, and were in charge of Rev. Fogel of South Amherst. Burial was made in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Elyria.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, September 24, 1932, p. 5.
Mae K. Schubert, 80, owned Schubert Buick
Mae K. Schubert [nee Bedford], 80, of Oberlin, died Saturday evening at Allen Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted earlier that day.
She was born in Huron and lived in Oberlin most of her life[, graduating from OHS in 1923]. She was a co-owner in Schubert Buick, Inc., with her husband, Maurice, and after his death in 1961, with her two sons.
She was a member of the First Church of Oberlin and Gray Ladies of Allen Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of the Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Paul; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son Allen in 1971.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Church with the Rev. John Elder, officiating.
There will be a private family burial Tuesday in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Allen Memorial Hospital Cardiac Care Unit or the Oberlin Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, March 10, 1985, p. E-4.
Paul Albert Schubert, 62, of Oberlin, died May 12 at Lorain Community Hospital.
A lifelong Oberlin resident, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1949.
He served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Schubert owned and operated Schubert Buick Inc., founded by his father, Maurice. Two of his sons, Thomas and Robert, were his partners until he sold the business in 1992.
He was a past director of the Lorain County Auto Dealers Association, a member of American Legion Post 102, of which he was also past commander, and a member of First Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gail E.; sons, Thomas of Pittsburgh, Michael of Hastings-on-Hudson, and Robert of Oberlin; a daughter, Katherine Bradford of Strongsville; and eight grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1961; mother, Mae K., in 1985; and brother, Allan, in 1971.
Services were Monday morning in the First Church, with the Rev. David Clark officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin School Endowment Fund, in care of the Oberlin Board of Education office, 218 N. Pleasant St.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 17, 1994, p. 2.
Ralph Schubert Buried Here This Afternoon
Amherst, Dec. 26.—The remains of Ralph [Russell] Schubert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schubert, formerly of this place, arrived here today from the West and the funeral was held at the Baker funeral parlors this afternoon. Rev. F. Eastman officiated. [A 1913 graduate of OHS, he died December 22, 1923, in Weber Co., Utah.] Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery. Mrs. A. Cameron and Mrs. Art Engle of South Amherst, are relatives.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, December 26, 1923, p. 4.
Sandra Nell Gilmer Schumnik, 44, of Anderson, SC, former Oberlin resident, died Dec 28 at Anderson Memorial Hospital. The Gilmer family moved to Oberlin in 1959 when the father, Nelson Gilmer, joined the Oberlin College staff. Sandra Gilmer [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1960, and] attended Oberlin College and the University of Vienna, Austria. She was employed as a telephone operator with Minyard Motors and Judson Motors, in Anderson, SC.
She is survived by her parents, Nelson and Ruth Gilmer of North Port, FL; sons, Johannas, Tony and David Schumnik, all of Vienna, Austria, a daughter, Barbara Schumnik of Innsbruck, Austria, and three sisters' Mrs. Linda Schmitz of St. Louis, MO, Deborah Ann Gilmer of Eugene, OR and Mrs. Wendy Musson of Anderson, SC.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 8, 1987, p. 2.
Sandra Gilmer Schumnik died Dec. 28, 1986, in Anderson, S.C., where she was a telephone operator with Minyard Motors and Judson Motors. She previously worked as a bilingual executive secretary for the Robert Bosch Corp. in Anderson. Born Oct. 8, 1942, in Spring City, Tenn., she moved to Oberlin in 1959 when her father, Nelson Gilmer, joined the Construction Office staff at Oberlin College. She [graduated from OHS in 1960 and] attended Oberlin [College] 1960-63 and later studied at U. Vienna in Austria. She leaves four children, her parents, and three sisters.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1987, p. 45.
Schwartz Died Sunday at Home Here
Sudden Illness Ends Useful and Busy Life of Teacher
Funeral Tuesday Under Masonic Auspices—Burial at Westwood
After an illness of only two hours of either heart trouble or acute indigestion Joel W. Schwartz died at his home at 238 West Lorain street Sunday morning at 5:15. Mr. Schwartz had retired apparently in perfect health and was seized with his final illness about 3 o’clock Sunday morning. His sudden death came as a shock to his family and to his many friends.
Since early manhood Mr. Schwartz, who had reached the age of 45, had been a resident of Oberlin. He was a student in the [Oberlin] Academy from 1914 to 1916, inclusive. In the world war he saw active service in Europe. On his return he lacked a few credits for graduation from High School and on the advice of Superintendent Rawdon Mr. Schwartz took work in the Oberlin High School, from which he graduated in 1923, standing second in a class of 54. He also took a course in the Oberlin Business College, now the Oberlin School of Commerce.
In the school year of 1925-26 Mr. Schwartz began his connection with the faculty of Oberlin High School as a part-time teacher. While pursuing his teaching duties Mr. Schwartz took work in the summer sessions of Oberlin College, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1929. For the past five years Mr. Schwartz had been a full-time teacher of commercial branches in the high school and had done work in history.
Not content with the education he had attained by steady work and application, Mr. Schwartz continued his studies in Oberlin College while most acceptably carrying on his teaching duties and had completed his work for his Master’s degree when death came to him. He served as clerk of the board of education from January 1923 to August 1928, when he resigned.
Superintendent Howard L. Rawdon said of Mr. Schwartz: “The keynote to his character was loyalty. He was loyal to his task and loyal to those under whose direction he worked. He was conscientious in all he did and honorable in all his actions. The schools will miss him more and more. He was always ready to do his part, and if need be, more than his part.”
Mr. Schwartz leaves his wife, before marriage Miss Doris Comstock, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Seth G. Comstock, for years honored residents here, and one small daughter. Funeral services will be conducted this (Tuesday) afternoon at the Sedgeman funeral parlors. The services here and at the grave in Westwood cemetery will be under the auspices of Oberlin Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of which Mr. Schwartz was a member. A brief talk will be made at the services by Rev. William Smith.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 31, 1934, p. 1.
Mary Louise Schwartz
Mary Louise Schwartz, 70, of Jonesboro, Ark., former Oberlin resident, died Jan. 6 at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio, she was a member of the Oberlin High School class of 1945. She then lived in Elyria, moving to Arkansas in 1957.
She retired as a computer operator for the Colson Caster Corp., after 46 years.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel Wellington and Doris Jane (nee Comstock) Schwartz; and a sister, Nancy Jane Schwartz, in 1921.
Graveside services were held Jan. 8 at Pine Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Oberlin News-Tribune,Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 20, 1998, p. 2.
Alvin Scott Jr.
Oberlin -- Alvin Scott Jr., 79, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 10, 2007, at home. He was born May 27, 1927, in Cleveland [and graduated from OHS in 1946].
Scott, a master plumber, was employed by the City of Oberlin for 30 years, retiring in 1981 as water distribution and sewer maintenance superintendent.
He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Oberlin, and served on the church board of trustees for 15 years.
Survivors include his son, Anthony W. ''Tony'' Scott of Oberlin; brothers Everett Scott and Alvin L. Scott, both of Las Vegas, William B. Scott of Peninsula, Nev., Donald C. Scott of Canton and Charles Scott of Sullivan; sisters Beverly Hurst of Kensington, Md., Robin Dorand-Rudolf Walter and Rozalind Sunahara, both of Las Vegas, and Patricia Knight and Janice Walt, both of Oberlin; and two grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Sanata Anna Scott; father, Alvin Scott Sr.; mother, Janie Burgess; and sister, Barbara Jean Scott.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust St. The Rev. Anthoni D. McElrath will officiate. Burial later in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, will be private.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, March 13, 2007.
Burrell Lawrence Scott
Burrell Lawrence “Larry” Scott, 42, died June 15 at the Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco, Calif. He had pulmonary Kaposi’s sarcoma.
Born in Oberlin on Feb. 21, 1950, he attended Oberlin schools, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1969. He attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, and the Lorain County Community College, and in 1976 received a certificate as an operating room technician from the Center for Health Studies, San Francisco, which is associated with Antioch College.
He was employed at San Francisco General Hospital and assisted plastic surgeons in private practice. He also owned and operated a janitorial service.
He enjoyed drawing, sketching, and painting before moving to San Francisco in 1972.
He was a member of the Philadelphia Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church of San Francisco.
He is survived by his parents, Burrell and Bonnie Scott, Oberlin residents for 45 years, who recently moved to Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Erica) Wright of Bay Village and Mrs. Anthony (Patricia) Timus of Reston, Va.; two nieces and two nephews; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Memorial services will be on Sunday, June 28, at 4 p.m. at the Park Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, 99 S. Park St. His family would appreciate greeting their old friends, neighbors, relatives, and especially Larry’s friends and schoolmates from 2-2:30 p.m. at the church on June 28.
Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 973 Market St., Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 23, 1992, p. 2.
Services for Charles (Hardy) Scott of Oberlin, who died Monday at Gaymount Nursing Center, Norwalk, after a long illness, will be today at 11 a.m. in the Gerber Funeral Home, Wakeman.
Mr. Elmer Morgan, interim pastor at Kipton Community Church, and Rev. Leah Matthews, pastor of Brownhelm Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery.
Mr. Scott was born and spent most of his life in Kipton. He served as executive vice-president of the former Kipton Bank for 33 years and for 10 years after it became a branch of the Oberlin Savings Bank.
He was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1920] and the American Banking Institute.
A member of the Lorain County Association of Township Trustees and Clerks for 26 years, he served as clerk of the Camden Twp. trustees and was the clerk of the Camden school board for 20 years.
He was a member of the Camden Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and the Kipton Community Church. He also drove a school bus for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Frances Joy of Louisville; a son, Charles Jr. of Toledo; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife, Elva, died in 1977.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Kipton Community Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 21, 1985, p. 5.
[Daniel L. Scott] OHS
senior killed in shooting accident
Daniel L. Scott, 18, of Oberlin, died last Thursday evening in Montgomery, Ala., after he was apparently shot accidentally while visiting friends there.
He was a senior at Oberlin High School.
Police in Montgomery reported that Scott and several friends had been playing with the gun, which they thought had been unloaded.
According to a witness, the gun was fired by Ollie Belcher, 19, a former Oberlin resident who moved to Montgomery last August.
Belcher was bound over to the grand jury, but won’t be charged until the Montgomery County coroner rules whether the shooting was accidental.
Scott was the second OHS senior to die this year; Greata Huber, 18, died February 17 of injuries resulting from a car accident.
Scott is survived by his mother, Martha Davidson of Berea; his father, Alvin L. Scott of Oberlin; three brothers, Orlando, Jason and Justin, all of Oberlin; a sister, Tujuana Davidson of Berea; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waller of Cleveland and Mrs. Josephine Scott of New London.
Funeral services were Tuesday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Archer, pastor of First Baptist Church, Berea, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 7, 1988, p. 2.
[Flora Pierce] Scott Funeral
Wakeman, Nov. 14.—Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Pierce Scott, who was killed Friday evening in an automobile accident on the highway at Dover, will be held Thursday at 2:30 at the Congregational church, with Reverend Lindbeck officiating. Burial will be in
Mrs. Scott leaves her husband Lyman F. Scott, three daughters Betty a freshman in
Mr. Scott is still confined in the
Lena B. Scott
Oberlin -- Lena B. Scott (nee Chambers), 78, of Oberlin, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Community Health Partners Hospital, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Oberlin, graduated from Oberlin schools [OHS 1942] and received an associate degree in social services technology from the University of Toledo. She also received a certificate for alcoholism counseling from Felician College, Chicago, Ill.
Before moving to Toledo, Mrs. Scott was employed for 17 years as manager of the Elyria Country Club ladies' locker room. In Toledo, she was employed as a Comprehensive Education and Training Act Outreach liaison orientation specialist, an alcoholism counselor for Toledo Halfway House and resident manager of Morley Female House; and worked with battered women. When she returned to Oberlin, she was employed as the first resident manager of Jesse Williams House, Lorain. She later worked in jobs placement services through J.T.P.A.
She was a member of the Women's Progressive Club, Rust United Methodist Church, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. Oberlin club and American Legion Willard B. Holmes Post 656 Auxiliary, all in Oberlin. She was an avid bridge player with groups including Oberlin Seniors, Elyria Woman's Club and Allen Hospital Bridge-o-rama. She enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her daughter, Wendolyn Simmons of Oberlin; son, Sydney Scott of Medina; sisters Frances Sutton and Hazel Atwood, both of Oberlin; and two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary Chambers; son, Warren Scott; brothers Albert, John and Howard; and sister, Nettie Flint.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. in Rust United Methodist Church, 128 Groveland St., Oberlin. The Rev. Michael Harris will officiate. The body was donated to the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, November 06, 2002.
Lyman F. Scott, a retired accountant, died in his apartment at the Firelands Retirement Center Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Scott was born in Wakeman on April 6, 1890, [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1910]. He was a practicing accountant in Miami, Fla., for 20 years prior to coming here in 1970 to retire.
He was a member of the Gibson F and AM Lodge of Wakeman for 62 years and was that lodge’s oldest member.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. E. (Betty) Walker, 38 Morgan; Mrs. Patricia M. Zimmerman, Maumee; and Mrs. Ralph (Marilyn) Raymond, Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His wife Laura died in 1933.
Funeral services were held yesterday in the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Frederick T. Schumacher officiating. Burial was in Wakeman Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 17, 1973, p. 6.
Marion Mann Scott
Marion Mann Scott, 85, of Oberlin died Friday morning at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Born in Youngstown, she had lived in Oberlin for most of her life [and graduated from OHS in 1925]. She was a library assistant at Oberlin College’s Carnegie Library for many years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of First Church.
Survivors include her husband, Malcolm; two son, James of Oberlin and Rob of San Francisco.
Private family services were held in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin. Cowling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 24, 1992, p. 2.
Marion Mann Scott [OC Staff died] Nov. 20, 1992, in Oberlin at age 85. She retired in 1972 after many years as a library assistant and, earlier, as secretary in the Dept. of Physical Education. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’30, and two sons, including James ’61.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1993, p. 26.
Morris A. Scott, 78, music teacher, dies
Morris A[nthony] Scott, 78, of Kipton, well known throughout the area as a teacher of voice and piano died early today at Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, after an illness of three months.
Mr. Scott had devoted his life to music. He had served as tenor soloist and choir director in various Cleveland churches.
He was born in Kipton[, graduated from OHS in 1914,] and served with the U.S. Army in World War I.
Surviving is a brother, C. Hardy Scott, of Kipton.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gerber Funeral Home, Wakeman, where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Leah Matthews, pastor of Kipton Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be to the Lorain County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, May 23, 1974, p. D-2.
R. Malcolm Scott
R. Malcolm Scott, 88, of Oberlin, died Tuesday, May 16, at his home of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Born Aug. 9, 1906, in Saybrook Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, he moved to Oberlin in 1914. He was a member of the Oberlin High School Class of 1922 , the last to graduate from Westervelt Hall.
During the Depression, he graduated from Ohio State University, but since his degree did not satisfy requirements of the Ohio Department of Education, he was denied teaching tenure and forced to move from job to job. He taught at Henrietta, Seville, Townsend, Wakeman, Lorain, the Oberlin School of Commerce, and New London.
As a teenager, he was a Great Lakes freighter deckhand doing the Duluth to Buffalo run; a bank courier in Dallas during the city’s oil boomtown days; a jack-of-all-trades at the Cleveland airport during the pioneer years of commercial aviation (Charles Lindbergh traded jokes with him while they worked together on Lindbergh’s plane; Amelia Earhart kissed him goodbye when she was apprehensive about an upcoming flight); a singing waiter at the Yosemite National Park Lodge when Yosemite was a mecca for Hollywood names, and sang a duet with Walt Disney.
He is survived by two sons, James W. of Oberlin and Rob of San Francisco.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion R. (nee Mann); and his parents, Harry C. and Charlotte (nee McCullough) Scott.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 23, 1995, p. 2.
Ruth Florie Scott
Ruth Florie Scott, 86, of Oberlin, died Dec. 20 at Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1939] and attended Nyack Missionary College.
She worked as a cashier for the Oberlin public schools for 20 years before retiring in 1981.
She was a volunteer at Welcome Nursing Home and was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, where she was a pianist for 30 years until her health failed.
She is survived by a son, John Favor of Aurora, Ill.; a daughter, Sandra Hodge of Oberlin; a brother, Alden Young of Oberlin; a sister, Wanda Jones of Oberlin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Thomas Evans Scott; her first husband, John Favor; and her parents James and Florie (nee Tolbert) Young.
Services were Dec. 22 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, with the Revs. Charles Mayle and Howard O. Jones officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 28, 1999, p. 2.
Scott – On
Monday, August 27, at the home of her parents, No. 47 Groveland street,
after a long illness, Victoria L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
aged 24 years.
The deceased was a graduate of Oberlin High School of the class of ’90 [‘91]. She was a member of the First M. E. church, and very highly esteemed.
She died perfectly happy. Her last words were, “Papa, lift me up to Heaven” and then her face was a smile.
The funeral was held at the First M. E. church on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. B. McClay. There were several beautiful floral offerings, including a pillow with the name of “Victoria,” presented by the six young lady pall-bearers, another pillow with the word “Good-bye” and a harp with a heart in the center by W. L. Martin, and a bouquet from the Epworth League.
The grave was beautiful. It was lined with white and decorated with large green leaves and fern. When the coffin was lowered the pall-bearers scattered baskets of roses over the lid; one basket of red roses were given to Mr. Martin, who scattered them in the grave.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 30, 1894, p. 1.
Virginia Jean Scott
Age 81, of Canton, Ohio, passed away after a long illness at Summit Trace Nursing Home of Canton, on April 23, 2010.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., May 9, 1928. Virginia, known by many as Ginger, worked as a professional educator of young children in Talladega, Ala., Oberlin, Ohio , Putney, Vt., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Wappinger Falls (Poughkeepsie Day and Rendolf Schools), Highland Park, Ill., (Ravinia Nursery School). She grew up of Rust Methodist Church of Oberlin and was a graduate of Oberlin City Schools [OHS class of 1946] and Oberlin College in 1951. She enjoyed arts and crafts, music, sewing, gardening, nature study and shopping.
Survived by husband, Donald C. Scott [OHS ‘46] of Canton, whom she married in 1951; son, Christopher Goodson Scott of Canton; daughter-in-law, Juanita Ferbish-Scott of Canton; daughter, Jennifer Beatrice Scott of Chicago, Ill.; granddaughters: Kristen Marie Scott and Caitlin Leigh Scott, both of Canton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Adelaide Smith Goodson; sister, Lucille Goodson Parks [OHS ‘42]; and brother, George R. Goodson [OHS ‘40].
Visitation Thursday, (TODAY), 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Cowling Funeral Home, Inc., Oberlin, Ohio , with Pastor Lloyd D. Kinlow II of Word of God Community Church, Canton, officiating.
There will be a private family burial in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Ohio , at a later date.
Cowling Funeral Home, Inc., 440-775-1451
The Repository, Canton, Ohio, April 29, 2010, p. B2.
Scott, marine, killed in Vietnam war
Marine Corps Cpl. Warren T. Scott, 22, killed in Vietnam last week Wednesday when he stepped on a land mine, is the second Oberlin man to give his life in the Asian war. He was acting sergeant of a patrol in the Danung area when he was killed.
Only two months ago, on July 21, Gene White, also a marine corporal, was fatally shot in the neck. He had been previously wounded in action July 6.
Cpl. Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott, 327 N. Professor, had been a member of the Marine Corps for three years and had decided to make it his profession.
Young Scott was home on furlough last month before leaving for duty in Vietnam. He graduated from Oberlin High School, where he was a football star, in 1963  and attended college a part of the next year before enlisting.
Besides his parents Cpl. Scott is survived by a brother and sister, Sidney, a junior at Bowling Green State University, and Wendy, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Parker of Oberlin; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Chambers of Oberlin.
Two other Oberlin men have been wounded in Vietnam action, both last April. Larry Hurst was shot in the leg and Greg McFarland stepped on a mine.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 28, 1967, p. 1.
Mrs. Walter [Winifred] Scott
Mrs. Winifred G. Scott, 86, a resident of the Elyria Home since 1976, died in Elyria Memorial Hospital Saturday after an illness of two days.
Mrs. Scott was born in Cleveland[, graduated from OHS in 1911,] and lived in Lakewood before coming to Elyria. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a step-son, Ernest P. Scott, Cleveland Heights; nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Emily Gripman, Elyria. Her husband, Walter, and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Elyria Home. The Rev. John P. Benson will officiate and burial will be in Lakewood park Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Elyria Home.
The Harold Dicken Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, October 29, 1979, p. B-2.
Mrs. Lewis B. Scutt
Enid May Powell Scutt, 87, a former Oberlin resident, died on Feb. 16 in the Trinity Nursing Home in Dayton.
Mrs. Scutt lived on Woodland Ave. as a girl and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1910]. She studied piano in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1910-1913 and 1915-16 and was a private music teacher in the Amherst and Lorain areas for many years.
She was a member of the Musical Arts Society of Lorain and of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Amherst.
Surviving are two sons, William R. Scutt of Dayton and Kenneth E. Scutt of Philadelphia, and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Piano Scholarship Fund of the Oberlin Conservatory.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 28, 1980, p. 2.
Anne Seabold’s life, leaves companion with paralysis of right leg
R. Thomas Macha, 17-year old victim of carbon monoxide poisoning which took the life of his girl companion, Anne Seabold, Friday night, has a paralysis of the right leg from the knee down and is suffering from some lung congestion.
Young Macha was released from Allen Hospital Sunday and is convalescing at his home, 288 S. Professor. His mother, Mrs. V. M. Macha, told the News-Tribune yesterday that a consulting specialist would be called in by the two attending physicians.
Parked on Garfield Rd.
Tom and Anne were sitting in Tom’s 1957 model convertible parked on Garfield rd. near Quarry Rd. with the motor running after a Friday evening date which included attendance at the Oberlin-Fairview basketball game.
Anne, 17, and an OHS senior, did not survive the deadly fumes which seeped from a broken tailpipe through four large holes in the rear door floor well.
Found by father
The young couple were found by Anne’s father, William Seabold, Rt 58 north, about 7 a. m. He took the two to Allen Hospital, but his daughter was pronounced already dead.
Dr. Robert Thomas, assistant Lorain County coroner, set the time of death as “sometime before midnight.” Cause was carbon monoxide poisoning.
Both parents had been looking for the couple since 3 a. m.
Anne and Tom had been dating steadily for the past year. Tom is a junior.
Funeral services for Anne were held Tuesday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. William K. Hogg officiating.
Anne was born in Elyria March 31, 1945. At the high school she worked as an office assistant. She was a member of the Girls Athletic Association. She attended First Methodist Church.
Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Robert in Elyria and John, at home; one sister, Mrs. Joanne Kirk, Elyria; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lena Ives, Elyria,
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 10, 1963, p. 1A.
Robert E. "Bob" Seabold
Elyria - Robert "Bob" E. Seabold, 72, a long-time resident of Elyria, passed away Sunday February 6, 2011 at a private care home in Lorain following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Oberlin on April 7, 1938. Mr. Seabold was a life-long resident of Lorain County and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1956]. He was employed as a Courier/Driver at United Parcel Service in Elyria for 25 years and primarily covered the Avon area. He retired in 1994. He was a long time member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He was also a member of the LaGrange Steam Engine Club and of a Scooter Club in Elyria. He enjoyed motorcycles and restoring steam engines and scooters.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan Wolf (Kevin Kota) of North Ridgeville and Juanita Marquez (Runnels) of Elyria; two sons, Jay Scott Seabold of Griffith, IN and Thomas Seabold (Melanie) of Crown Pointe, IN; three grandchildren, Tyler, Thomas and Robert; one sister, Joanne Kirk (Ned) [OHS ‘58]of Connecticut; and one brother, John Seabold (Nancy) [OHS ‘62] of Canal Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (nee Esler) in 2005, by his parents, William and Ruby (nee Ives) Seabold, and by a sister, Annie Seabold [OHS ‘63].
The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm Wednesday February 9, 2011 at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. The funeral service will be at 1:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Chuck Behrens officiating. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tues., February 8, 2011.
Ethel Seames Dies at 40; Was Teacher
Miss Ethel Marie Seames of 270 Sumner street, died of a heart disease at Toledo on last Thursday, June 28. Miss Seames was born on May 27, 1905, in Cleveland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Seames. When the family later moved to Oberlin, Miss Seames enrolled in the schools here, [graduated from OHS in 1925, and] continuing until she received her degree from the Oberlin Kindergarten Training School.
Miss Seames had taught in Cincinnati for three years, later going to teach in the nursery school at Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She then taught for ten years in New York City and was a member of the teachers’ union and the National Negro Opera Association there. During last summer and fall, from July to November, she taught in the Oberlin Nursery School.
Miss Seames is survived by a brother, Andrew Seames of Jackson, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Lucille A. MacMillan of Oberlin.
Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Sedgeman Funeral Parlors.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 5, 1945, p. 1.
Helen M. Searl, 73 . . . homemaker
Mrs. [Helen Margaret] Searl [nee Morse], 1502 Tedford St., Eustis, died Monday, June 19. She was a homemaker. Born in Ohio [and a 1939 graduate of OHS], she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was a member of Union Congregational Church, Tavares. She was a member of the Umatilla Woman's Club, the Azalea Garden Club of Eustis and the Eustis Woman's Club. Survivors: husband, Theodore F.; sons, Edward A., Oviedo, Lawrence B., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Theip Samountry, Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis.
The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, June 20, 1995, p. 2.
Herbert F. Seavers
Herbert Frederick Seavers, 46, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Seavers of Oberlin, died Dec. 24 in Louisville, Ky., after suffering a heart attack.
Born in Oberlin on July 11, 1929, he attended the Oberlin public schools, [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1947,] graduated from Gordon College in Boston, Gordon School of Theology and Boston University. He was a former pastor of Richards Chapel in Troy and the Turner Chapel in Canton. He moved from Oberlin to Frankfort, Ky., in 1967 to work for the Commission on Human Rights.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, John of Augusta, Ga., and Lawrence of Standfordville, N.Y.; a son, Corbin, and daughter, Rebecca, of Louisville; and two step-sons, Melvin and Jamie Moore.
Burial was Dec. 28 in Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 13, 1977, p. 12.
John Lewis Seavers
John Lewis Seavers of Cowansville, Pa., formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at the H. John Heinze III VA Progress Care Center in Aspinwall, Pa. He was 78.
He was born June 2, 1928 in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1946].
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring as a sergeant first class after 24 years of service. Following his retirement he worked at the Mechling Shakley Veterans Center in Cowansville, Pa.
He was a member of the American Legion of Cowansville and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed crocheting.
Mr. Seavers is survived by his wife of 16 years, Pauline (nee Cullum); sons Chris Seavers of Worthing, Pa., and Jason Seavers of Adrian, Pa.; daughter, Jada Willis of Cowansville, Pa.; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gwendolyn (nee Hurd) Seavers; brothers Herbert Seavers and Kenneth Caldwell; and sister, Barbara Robinson.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 27, 2007, p. 2.
Rita Moore Seavers
Oberlin -- Rita Moore Seavers, 53, of Oberlin, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Community Health Partners, Lorain, following a long illness.
She was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Althimer, Ark., and lived in Oberlin most of her life. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1967.
She worked as a machinist for Rockwell in Wellington. She also worked as superintendent at Green Circle Growers.
She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Oberlin, and enjoyed ceramics and cake decorating.
Survivors include her husband, Andrew Blair Jr. of Oberlin; mother, Mary B. Wynn-Mayle of Oberlin; stepmother, Carrie Bell Moore of Lorain; brothers David, Anthony, Alvis, laFaye, Terry and Jeffry Moore, all of Lorain, Roger McGee of Lorain and Melvin Moore of Cleveland; stepbrothers Taylor and Brian Wynn, both of Lorain, and Alvin Wynn of Cleveland; sisters Charlene M. Noble and Shirley M. Davis, both of Oberlin, and Marylin M. Thomas and Aldrena and LeNise Moore, all of Lorain; stepsister, Saundra W. Fenn of Elyria; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Sidney Wynn Jr.
Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust St., Oberlin. The Rev. Kevin Dudley, of Mount Zion Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, February 2, 2002.
Herman E. Seemann died
He was born
In 1929 Dr. Seemann went to the research laboratories of Eastman Kodak where his research extended into applied X-ray, spectral sensitivity of X-ray films, scattered radiation and electrical conductivity. He was a fellow of the Radiological Society of North America, member of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, Sigma Xi honorary scientific fraternity, and associate member of the Rochester Roentgen Ray Society. In 1950 he was made research associate in the physics division of Kodak.
He was chairman of the religious education committee of the Unitarian Church of Rochester for several years. After his retirement he enjoyed his hobby of acoustics. His wife preceded him in death. He leaves children Karl W. ’50 and J. Marvin ’51, Esther Black and nine grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Mrs. W. P. Seiberling
Dies in Akron
Mary Gerrish Seiberling, wife of William P. Seiberling of Akron and sister of Mrs. Henry W. Kofsky of Oberlin, died Sunday in People’s Hospital in Akron after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Seiberling was born in Oberlin, the daughter of William Blanchard and Julia Gage Gerrish. After graduation from Oberlin High School in 1914, she attended Oberlin College, receiving her degree in 1918. She was employed at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron for several years after graduation. She married Mr. Seiberling, now secretary of the Seiberling Rubber Co., on July 18, 1923.
Mrs. Seiberling was active in Oberlin College alumni affairs, having served as vice-president of the Alumni Association in 1945-48 and as president of the Akron Oberlin Alumni Club. She was active also in club and civic work in Akron, being a member of the Women’s City Club and a past president of the woman’s board of People’s Hospital.
Dr. Paul S. Kerschner, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Akron of which she was a member, conducted private memorial services Wednesday afternoon at the S. A. Seiberling home, “Stanhywet Hall.” The ashes will be buried in Highland Park Cemetery.
Besides her husband and Mrs. Kofsky, Mrs. Seiberling is survived by one son, William Chase, now in training with the army at Fort Dix, N. J.; two daughters, Mrs. John B. Shaw of London, England, and Mrs. Rees H. Davis, Jr., of Cleveland Heights; and two other sisters, Mrs. Harold Henkes of Vermilion and Mrs. Charles L. Weislogel of Fairview, Pa.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 21, 1950, p. 3.
Mrs. Jessie White Seibert
Dies in Dayton
Mrs. Edward A. Seibert (Jessie May White) died on August 15 at her home in Dayton. She was the daughter of George H. White (Principal White) who taught Greek in the Preparatory Department at Oberlin from 1876 to 1893. Mrs. Seibert was graduated from [OHS in 1892 and from] Oberlin College in 1897.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 2, 1943, p. 1.
[John Bishop] Selover
John B. Selover of Greensburg died in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 19, 1909, in Delaware, Ohio, a son of the late James and Ama Main Selover [and was a 1928 graduate of OHS]. He was a retired employee of the Robertshaw Co. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith M. Bubenheimer Selover, a son; two brothers and two sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Penns., Thursday, March 19, 1970, p. 29.
M. Ruth Selover died
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Robert Briggs Selover, 90, of Tryon, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. He was the husband of Margaret Seder Selover, who died Jan. 31, 2002. They were married 61 years.
Born in Delaware, Ohio, he was the son of Ama Main Selover and James R. Selover. He [graduated from OHS in 1930 and] received his A.B and M.A. degrees from Ohio University and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1940. After receiving his degree, he worked for the Adjutant General’s office in Washington, D.C., and then for The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the personnel research department. He served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 1942 to Dec. 1945 as an aviation psychologist, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the war, he returned to Prudential and retired as vice president personnel research, in 1974. He and Margaret lived in Bernardsville, New Jersey, until their retirement, moving to Tryon in 1978.
In his retirement, he was active in the Tryon Painters and Sculptors as a sculptor, working in wood, marble, clay and bronze media. He was a member of the Tryon Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one son, Robert Edwin Selover, of Morristown, N.J.; one daughter, Janet Selover Wulster, of Lebanon, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services for both Robert and Margaret Selover will be held Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Tryon Presbyterian Church with Dr. James C. McPherson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Elizabeth House, Four Seasons Hospice, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793 or to Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon, N.C. 28782.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements.
Tyron Daily Bulletin, Tyron, N.C., Tuesday, July 2, 2002.
Alice Margaret (Ruth) Senko
Senko, Alice Ruth, of Woodland Hills, passed away Oct. 31, 1974. [She was a 1934 graduate of OHS.] Survived by husband Joseph M. Senko, Lt. Col. (ret.); son Frederick M.; brother Ralph Ruth; daughters Valerie J. & Pamela A.; sister Janice Hume [OHS ‘32]. Services Mon., Nov. 4, 2:00 p.m. Lorenzen Mission Chapel, Reseda. Interment Wed., Nov. 6, 2:00 p.m. Veterans National Cemetery, Sawtelle.
The Valley News and Green Sheet, Van Nuys, Calif., Sun., Nov. 3, 1974, p. 5-A.
Joyce Gonda Senyak
Mrs. Joyce A. Senyak, 39, of 1005 Sharondale Drive, Amherst, died at Lorain Community Hospital Sunday evening following an illness of several years.
She was born in Cleveland and had lived in Amherst for the past 10 years. [She was a 1960 graduate of Oberlin High School.]
She was a member of the Worldwide Church of God, the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post 451, Lorain, the Amherst Democratic Women and the Lorain County Art League.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald R., to whom she was married 12 years; a daughter, Laura L., and a son, Anthony C., both at home; her mother, Mrs. Jane Gonda, Cleveland, and brothers, George, Roger and Ronald Gonda, all of Cleveland, and Robert Gonda, San Jose, Calif.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Garland Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave., Amherst.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, October 6, 1980, p. B2
Nancy Settie (nee Mitchell), 48, of Lorain died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center following a heart attack shortly after being admitted.
Born in Lancaster, she moved to Oberlin [where she graduated from OHS in 1961] and later lived in Lorain for 26 years.
She was a psychic reader…
The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. at the John R. Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Time of service will be announced later.
Graveside services for Nancy Settie (nee Mitchell), 48, of Lorain, who died Tuesday, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. The Rev. Michael Dyrcz will officiate.
Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at John R. Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Jr., to whom she was married 26 years; a son, Todd of Lorain; daughters, Lisa Giles of Lakewood and Amy at home; two grandchildren; her mother, Dessie Hanley of Lancaster; a brother, Richard Mitchell of Evington; and sisters, Mary Donahue of Lancaster, Edna Morgan of Amherst, Barbara Butler of Grafton and Marge Mitchell of Wellington; half-brothers, Paul Mitchell of Wellington, James Mitchell of Elyria and Michael Mitchell of Lorain; half sisters, Linda Prather of Florida and Patricia Smith of Orange Park, Fla.; and stepmother, Marjean Mitchell of Wellington.
Mrs. Settie was preceded in death by her father, Oswald Mitchell, in 1981.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the funeral home.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday & Thursday, September 25 & 26, 1991, p. B-2.
Joseph Warren Severy
J. Warren Severy, educator, university administrator, and nationally known conservationist, died on
Mr. Severy was born in
A devoted fisherman as well as a lifelong conservationist, Mr. Severy was a member of the Montana Fish and Game Commission, 1941-49, and its chairman, 1941-44. He was a member of the Montana Conservation Council and its president in 1951. A
Mr. Severy was a member of numerous professional and honor societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Plant Physiologists, and the Northwest Science Association and was president of the last, 1942-45. He was a member of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce and member and former president of Rotary.
One of Mr. Severy’s two sons, Malcolm, died in 1963. Robert Warren Severy of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Barbara Jean Seymore
Barbara Jean Seymore, 63, of Oberlin, died at her home on May 15.
Born in Oberlin, she was a 1949 graduate of Oberlin High School and lived here all her life. For the past 25 years she was employed as an assembler at Ciba Corning in Oberlin.
Mrs. Seymore was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, Oberlin, and was active in Martha Chapter #35 OES; Daughters of Isis, Al Lilm Court #205; Cuyahoga Court #2, Heroines of Jericho; Emmanuel Guild #2, Heronies of Temple Crusaders.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie; a daughter, Corrin McElya of Oberlin; sons, Michael McElya, Troy McElya, and James McElya Jr., all of Oberlin; stepsons, Lamont Seymore of Elyria and Eddie Seymore Jr. of Sante Fe, N.M.; a sister Agnes Davison of Oberlin; and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by another sister, Julia Shumate.
Friends will be received at Cowling Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 18, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Star services followed by Daughters of Isis will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Betty Howard, pastor of Rust United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 17, 1994, p. 2.
Janis Marie Shadinger
Janis Marie Shadinger 78, Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Indianapolis, died June 10, 2005. She was born on January 17, 1927 in Rockford, Illinois, to the late Carl and Mable Cramer [and was a 1944 graduate of OHS].
Mrs. Shadinger had been a teacher in the Washington Township School System. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, the Riviera Club, and the Propylaeum.
She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, Thomas A. Shadinger.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan M. Wishart (Frank); son, David Shadinger (Trisha); four granddaughters, Maegan Bagshaw Nihipali, Nicole Bagshaw Purvis, Mae Marie Shadinger, and Elitia Shadinger; great grandson, Adrian Nihipali; brothers, Tom Cramer and Jack Cramer.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements by the Leppert Life Story Funeral Home, Nora Chapel.
The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana, Thursday, June 16, 2005.
Richard Warren Shafer
Richard W. Shafer, April 27, Albany. He was an OSU professor of naval science and golf coach.
Oregon Stater, Oregon State University Alumni Newsletter, Class News, Obituaries, September 2001, http://alumni.oregonstate.edu/stater/issues/Stater0109/obituariesa.html
Richard Warren Shafer
After graduation [from OHS in 1935 and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1940], Dick served in MARYLAND, and BISCAYNE, before going to Submarine School in June, 1942. Assigned to BALAO, building in Portsmouth, he made four war patrols in the Southwest Pacific. From 1944 to 1945, he was Exec of THREADFIN, (three successful war patrols in the Japanese and Yellow Seas). He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and two Navy Letters of Commendation with the Combat "V".
After the war, Dick served as Squadron Operations and Gunnery Officer on the Staff of COMSUBRON 3 and then reported to ComNavTraCen, San Diego. After three month's duty as Flag Lieutenant and Aide to the ComNavFor, Far East, based in Tsingtao, China, in 1948, Dick became Exec of VOLADOR. In 1949, he was C. O. of BLENNY. In 1952, he was ordered to BuPers as Head of the Officer Training Section. Back to the Pacific, he served on the staff of COMSUBRON 7 in Pearl and then became ComSubDiv 12. In 1956, he was Exec of the Submarine Base at Pearl, and two years later, he joined the staff of COMSUBPAC. In 1960, he became PNS [Professor of Naval Science] at Oregon State University.
Since leaving the Navy in 1962, to accept a position in the Oceanography Department at Oregon State University, Dick has followed various fields in the civilian world. After a two-year stint with the academic world at OSU, he became a stockbroker, remaining in Corvallis, where he was firmly anchored and simultaneously motivated by a new five-bedroom home and four children, the first of whom was entering college! Fortunately the surging 60's stockmarket and a frequent glance over his shoulder spelled success. However, never content with a good thing, he was susceptible to the glib talk of the OSU athletic director and found himself as the golf coach, a fine job working with fine young men at equally fine country clubs. However, one thing was lacking, pay! So, after thoroughly enjoying himself for four years, it was back to work.
Work this time was selling commercial and industrial real estate in the neighboring town of Albany. Since the three girls and son, Dick, had departed the nest, (2 grads, Stanford, 2 grads Univ. Oregon) he moved to Albany and a much smaller house near his work, and near the golf club. Actually he hasn't really worked the last five years except for the digging, hoeing, raking, etc. demanded by that gardening demon, Betty; he thought she was more a party girl than a gardener when he met her in 1941. However, Betty and he spend much time on I-5 traveling from Seattle to San Diego for short visits with the four kids and three grandkids. Dick keeps up with OSU athletics and is a big booster of the Beavers.
United States Naval Academy, Sixtieth Graduation Anniversary of the Class of 1940, 2000, Class Individual Biographies, http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/S.htm
Wilbert T. Shafer
Wilbert T[heodore] (Bert) Shafer, 94 CARLSBAD -- Lt. Col. Wilbert T. (Bert) Shafer, 94, a longtime North County resident and 27-year Marine Corps veteran, died peacefully in Carlsbad on August 31, 2009. A graduate of [OHS in 1934 and of] Washington & Lee University, Shafer served in the World War II Pacific campaign (notably in the invasions of Pelelieu and Okinawa), in postwar China, in Kashmir as a mounted UN truce observer, and as Commander of the Third Amtrac Battalion at Camp Pendleton's Camp Del Mar. After retiring from the Marines in 1962, he worked for the Los Angeles County Juvenile Probation Department, commuting from his family's Oceanside home. After his second retirement in 1982, he enjoyed spending more time with his family as well as gardening, traveling, and model railroading. In 1942, Bert married the former Rosemary Haughton [OHS '34], who survives him. Their four surviving children, Susanne Wolfsheimer, Shelley Hammer, Warren, and Ted all live in San Diego County. Earlier this year, Bert became a great-grandfather when his granddaughter Sara Kelly gave birth to Katherine Rosemary Stapleton, who resembles the handsome Colonel Shafer. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3, at Eternal Hills, Oceanside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.wounded warriorproject.org). "We thank with brief thanksgiving/Whatever gods may be.../That even the weariest river/Winds somewhere safe to sea." Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com.
North County Times, San Diego Co., Calif., September 2, 2009.
Vivian Mae Shaffstall
Oberlin -- Vivian Mae Shaffstall, 95, of Oberlin, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a long illness.
She was born Feb. 11, 1907, in Oberlin, [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1926,] and was a lifelong resident.
She worked as chief telephone operator for GTE Northern Ohio Telephone Co., retiring in 1970 after 40 years.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Oberlin; St. Clair Rebekah Lodge, Elyria; and the Lorain County Animal Protective League.
Survivors include her niece, Kristine Cole of Winter Park, Fla.; and nephews Gary M. Youngless of Buffalo, Wyo., and Robert A. Youngless of Amherst. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Florence (nee Pember) Shaffstall.
Friends may call 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin, where services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. O. French Ball of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, May 11, 2002
Darwin Leo Sharp Jr.
Darwin Leo Sharp, Jr., 66, of Wellington, son of Dorothy Carter of Oberlin, died July 17 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria after a long illness.
Born in Lorain, he lived all his life in the Wellington area [but was a 1948 graduate of OHS].
Mr. Sharp was the general manager at Kipton Elevator for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He also worked on the greens crew at the Elyria Country Club.
He was a member of the Wellington Eagles No. 2051.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and golf.
Other survivors include his wife, Vera (nee Dittwald); a son, Darwin Sharp III of Coral Gables, Fla.; daughters Susan Swers of High Springs, Fla., and Ursula Sharp of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren; brothers Irwin Sharp of Pittsfield and William Sharp of Wakeman; and sisters Phyllis Sharp of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Wilma Coats of Vermilion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Darwin Leo Sharp, Sr.
Services were July 21 at the Cowling-Truman Funeral Home, Wellington, with the Rev. William Buckeye officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorain County Blood Bank, 333 E. Bridge St., Elyria 44035.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 22, 1997, p. 3.
Alice Crafts Shaver
Alice Crafts Shaver, 89, of Oberlin died Wednesday at Kendal at Oberlin. Born in Oberlin, she lived most of her life in Oberlin. A 1932 Oberlin High School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College in 1936 and Simmons College in Boston in 1947.
For many years, she volunteered at Planned Parenthood in Elyria. Subsequently, she was involved with the Oberlin contingent of the Overground Railroad, which provided material and emotional support for Central American political refugee families going to Canada. At the same time, she studied both American sign language and Spanish. More recently, she spent time with elementary school children through The Listening Post at Eastwood Elementary School, Oberlin. She also drove regularly for Meals on Wheels in Oberlin.
Mrs. Shaver was a lifelong member of The First Church in Oberlin, UCC. She enjoyed the culture of both the town and the college, particularly after moving to Kendall, where she served on a variety of committees. A typist, she regularly assisted her husband, the late Chester Linn Shaver, an English professor at Oberlin College, with his research on poet William Wordsworth. She helped him in preparing a revised edition of “The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805,” (Oxford 1967). She and her husband co-authored “Wordsworth’s Library: A Catalogue,” (New York, 1979).
Survivors include a son, Philip A. of Princeton, N.J.; a daughter, Annie Shaver-Crandell of New York City; three grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oberlin College, Oberlin 44074, The First Church in Oberlin, UCC, 106 N. Main St., Oberlin 44074, or Kendal at Oberlin, Stephens Staff Education Fund, Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin 44074. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, is handling the arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, November 30, 2003.
Funeral for Mrs. Ira Shaw Is Today
Mrs. Grace Prince Shaw, wife of Ira D. Shaw, 62 Walnut St., and resident of Oberlin for many years, died in Allen Hospital Monday following a short illness.
Born in South Amherst April 7, 1870, she came to Oberlin at the age of 14 with her family and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1890. Following a period of study of piano in the Oberlin Conservatory, she served as a college librarian from 1893 to 1899, when she married Mr. Shaw.
Mr. Shaw was associated with the YMCA and they lived in a number of cities where his work carried him, including New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Berea, Ky., where Mr. Shaw served on the physical education staff for 15 years. They lived in Oberlin from 1914 to 1921 and then returned here after Mr. Shaw’s retirement in 1939.
During her residence here, Mrs. Shaw took an active interest in a number of organizations including the First Church Guild, where she also sang in the choir, the Woman’s Club, and the Sorosis.
The Shaw’s only son, Carroll, is the director of the administrative division of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D. C.
In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Shaw is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. P. Hazel of Cleveland and Miss Sara Prince of Oberlin, and four granddaughters.
Services will be conducted at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home by Rev. Joseph King, pastor of First Church, at 2 p.m. today (Thursday). The body will be cremated.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 3, 1948, p. 1.
Warren S. Shaw (Shacks), 62, former Oberlin resident, died Aug. 26 at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness.
He graduated from Oberlin High School [Class of 1942] and enlisted in the Army. After service, he settled in Baltimore, where he was co-owner of Manning-Shaw Realty. He moved to Silver Springs, Md., ten years ago.
Service and interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery was Sept. 2.
He is survived by his mother Portia Shaw Jones of Elyria; sons, Robert and Warren, both of New York City, Mark and Daniel, both of Silver Springs, Md.; a sister, Dr. Laura J. Smith of Silver Springs, Md.; and a brother, Air Force Master Sgt. Allen Shaw of Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his father Warren Shaw, Sr. in 1964.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 11, 1986, p. 5.
Arlene C. Sheffield
Arlene C. Sheffield (nee Campbell), 79, of Elyria, sister of Don and Lowell Campbell, both of Oberlin, died Dec. 6 at home after several months of illness.
Born in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1938. She had lived in Elyria for 60 years.
Mrs. Sheffield was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elyria. She was active in the church and was a member and past chairman of its Grace Circle, a member and past president of the United Methodist Women, member of the Monday Morning Quilters, a former member of the church board of trustees and a former Neighborly Day chairman.
She was also a member of the Elyria Area Church Women United.
Mrs. Sheffield enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking, travel, square dancing and bowling.
Other survivors include her husband of 60 years, Lester F.; sons Larry E. of Audabon, Pa., Fred of Roswell, Ga., and Lee C. Sheffield of Elyria; daughters Linda M. Drage of Elyria and LuAnne Taylor of Canton, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and another brother, Richard Campbell of Lovelock, Nev.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer K. Taylor; her parents, Harry C. and Lucille E. (nee Reighley) Campbell; a sister, Phyllis C. Sheffield; and a brother, Murton Campbell.
Services were Dec. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, Elyria, with the Rev. Brian J. Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the East Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria, 44035; or to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria 44035.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 14, 1999, p. 2.
Phyllis Campbell Sheffield, 75, of Oberlin died Saturday at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Born in Wakeman, she had been a longtime resident of Oberlin. She was previously director of medical records at Allen Hospital, retiring in 1992.
She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Oberlin, Oberlin Seniors Inc., and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include sons, Philip of Grafton, Donald of Warren and Willard of Pegran, Tenn.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her mother, Lucille Campbell of Oberlin; a sister, Arlene Sheffield of Elyria; and brothers, Donald and Lowell of Oberlin, Murton of Norwalk, and Richard of Lovelock, Nev.
Memorial services will be held today, April 28, at 11 a.m. in Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Donna Ross officiating. Private burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery. Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Oberlin Seniors.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 28, 1992, p. 2.
Mrs. Albert M. Sheldon (Favorite or “Fay” Wenk) died
Mrs. Sheldon served 20 years on the board of directors of the former
Prior to her marriage in 1920 to Mr. Sheldon, a banker who died in 1960, she taught high school mathematics in
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Ione Shepard (nee Knox), 65, of San Jose, Calif., former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 27 in the hospital emergency room due to a sudden reaction to chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
Born in Chardon, she had lived in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1945. She attended Oberlin College briefly and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Jose State University. She was employed as a teacher in the adult education department of the city of San Jose.
Survivors include daughters, Ann Lanfri of Beaverton, Ore., and Joan Rickard of Camas, Wash.; sons, Paul of Fremont, Calif., Mark of Portland, Ore., and Steven of Yuba City, Calif.; four grandchildren; brother, Earl Knox of North Olmstead; and sister Lois Frederick of Oberlin.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in San Jose.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, December 1, 1992
Madge Worcester Shepard
Madge Worcester Shepard, 95, of Oberlin, died Feb. 3 at Kendal at Oberlin after a short illness.
Born in Cleveland, she had lived in Oberlin most of her life.
Mrs. Shepard taught second grade and kindergarten in the Oberlin schools from 1955 to 1971, when she retired.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1923 and from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1956.
Mrs. Shepard was active in the First Church in Oberlin. She also belonged to the Senior Forum.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lipstreu of Warren; one grandchild; and a brother, Kenneth Worcester of Ashland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by a son, Alan P. Shepard; her parents, Erwin M. and Bertha C. (nee Baggaley) Worcester; and sisters Marion Worcester Klermund and Irene Broesamley.
Services were Feb. 6 at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Barney Kitchen of First Church officiating. Burial was in the Weston Cemetery in Weston, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria 44035; or to First Church in Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 8, 2000, p. 2.
Lester L. Shepeard, 82, of Elyria, died at home this morning after a long illness.
He was born in Cleveland and lived in Oberlin [OHS class of 1925] most of his life before moving to Elyria in 1964.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee of T.O. Murphy Co., Oberlin. He was a member of Plumbers’ and Steamfitters’ Local 42.
Surviving are his wife, Allyan M. (nee Gehl); two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) DeVies of Parkman, Ohio; Mrs. Glenn (Peg) Feakins of Buena Park, Calif.
Friends may call to the Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. G. Mae Booth officiating.
Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, February 16, 1987, p. B-2.
Henrietta Smith Sherk
Mrs. Elgin Sherk (Henrietta Kelsey Smith), known all her live as Joy, died in the hospital in Concord, New Hampshire, on March 26, 1961, after a long illness. She was 73 years old. Joy Smith was born in
Following her graduation from [OHS in 1905 and from] Oberlin [College] in 1909 she went into YWCA work which took her eventually to
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Mrs. Sherk is survived by her husband; two sons, F. Allen of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Walk will remember
crash victims [Saul Gilford, Mikie Sherman and Catherine Sherman]
by Dorri Sturges
A memorial walk around Morgan St. reservoir between 2 and 3 Friday afternoon will serve as a silent remembrance of Saul Gilford, 60, his wife Mikie Sherman, 40, and her daughter Catherine, 19, all killed Saturday in a private plane crash near Bennington, Vermont.
“Basically it is an opportunity for anyone who wants to express grief or show their respect to go and be together at a place with great meaning for all of Oberlin and for them,” said Gilford’s son Mark.
Earlier Friday a nonreligious service will take place for the family. Still tentative are arrangements for a memorial concert at Finney Chapel on Friday, Nov. 30.
The family had been en route to Bennington to see Gilford’s brother David Gil. The pilot’s last radio transmission to Albany was at 5:17. At 5:22 Albany called the police.
According to the Civil Air Control, Gilford was having difficulty turning on the runway lights, which pilots activate by their radio microphone switch when no one is on duty at small airports. The weather was windy and foggy Saturday evening but there was no rain or snow.
It is speculated that Gilford made two approaches, missing the first because of the problem with the lights. The fact that he was headed north suggested the second approach. One unofficial theory suggests that the twin-engine Cessna Skymaster was caught in a downdraft.
The plane crashed some distance from the normal flight pattern at 2700 feet on a ridge about 100 feet below the mountain peak and ended nose down. Vermont State Police said wreckage was strewn over 100 yards in a thick stand of spruce, and that it appeared that the three Oberlinians were killed instantly.
The top of Bald Mountain, where the crash occurred, can be seen from the Bennington Airport five or six miles away. But because of the fog and the fact that there were two plane crashes there within two hours, searchers had difficulty locating the Gilfords’ plane. On Saturday rescue crews were getting two sets of signals from the emergency beam locator transmitters of the downed planes. (The other plane was demolished too, but the pilot walked away.)
A helicopter was sent to deactivate the other plane’s signal after dawn Sunday but Gilford’s location was not pinpointed until 10 a.m. Further operations via helicopter were thwarted until the fog lifted, when a person was dropped down by cable and ascertained that there were no survivors.
Bill Johnston, FAA supervisor who taught Gilford and several of his firm’s executives to fly, had practiced landings with him Friday evening at the Lorain County Regional airport. Although Mikie once took flying lessons while a student at Oberlin College she had not resumed them. Gilford had told Johnston he hoped she would take some lessons because she had “become a little bit apprehensive about flying” and he thought the lessons might help.
Gilford was the founder and president of Gilford Instrument Laboratories Inc. which he formed in 1958 with nine employees. The company now employs 700 in Oberlin and 200 others worldwide. When Gilford was granted the Oberlin College Distinguished Community Service Award at commencement in 1977, he was called “a man with a broad range of humanitarian interests and an enlightened employee-conscious manager.”
SRG, as he was called, was a native of New York City. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in electrical Engineering and during World War II was employed by the Naval Ordinance Laboratory. From 1948-1954 he was with the National Bureau of Standards researching and developing electronic instrumentation for medical research. In 1954 the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded him a silver medal for his contribution to this research. Later Gilford established the medical equipment division of the Colson Corp. in Elyria.
Four years later Gilford founded his own firm manufacturing spectrophotometers and other clinical instruments. The company has subsidiaries in England, France, Germany, Waltham, Massachusetts and the newest, Gilford Diagnostics, the reagents division in Cleveland.
Richard Dunn, senior vice president and general manager who is currently managing the firm, says that the board of directors will meet next week to select a replacement for Gilford as president and board chairman.
Concerned with community affairs Gilford served part of one appointed term on City Council and was co-chairman of the Oberlin Community Foundation which was designed to provide summer jobs and counseling for Oberlin youth. The day care center grew out of the foundation’s work.
An experienced pilot with a multi-engine-instrument rating, Gilford had logged over 1,000 hours since the early 1960s. He was also a scuba diver and at one time played tennis.
Mikie Sherman was editor of the Observer, Oberlin College’s newspaper for faculty and staff.
“Mikie worked far ahead and the next issue (Nov. 29) was almost completed and although it will not be as polished as she would have done, it will be published,” said Jim Powell, adding that the December issue will be cancelled but OC hopes to find a replacement in January or February in order to continue the one-year experiment that was started this fall.
Mrs. Sherman, whose father was a diplomat, had been a reporter and photographer for the News-Tribune from 1969-72 and was a reporter and assistant metro editor for the Chronicle Telegram from 1973-78. After her youngest daughter Elizabeth died of leukemia, she wrote two books published by the National Institute of Health on childhood leukemia and the nutrition of children with cancer.
An Oberlin College alumna, she majored in Spanish and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She later earned an MA in English from Claremont and studied journalism at the University of Missouri.
Gilford and Mrs. Sherman were married Aug. 14, 1977; she retained the name Sherman. Recently the couple had moved to 158 South Prospect.
Catharine Sherman, the daughter also of OC biology professor Thomas F. Sherman, was an Oberlin College student [and had graduated from Oberlin High School in 1978].
Survivors include Gilford’s four children by his first wife, Doris Frankel, who died in 1962 – Tod, 34, a photographer in San Francisco, Mark, 31, program manager for a computer company in Santa Clara, Beth, 28, a music teacher in Ann Arbor and Peter, 23, a musician in Santa Cruz. Gilford’s daughter Hillary, 14, lives with her mother the former Rebecca Schmidt, from whom Gilford was divorced in 1976, on Banbridge Island, Washington.
Mrs. Sherman leaves a daughter Anita, a freshman at Kalamazoo College, her mother Helen Bell, and two brothers, James and Christopher.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 22, 1979, pp. 1, 5.
Constance D. Sherman, Instructor, 78
Constance D. Sherman, a French instructor, died Nov. 29 at her home in Great Neck, L.I., after suffering a stroke. She was 78 years old.
Ms. Sherman, who was born in Oberlin, Ohio, graduated from Oberlin College and received a master's degree in French from Smith College.
She taught at Queensborough Community College of the City University.
Ms. Sherman was a member of the New-York Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames of the State of New York.
She has no immediate survivors.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., December 15, 1987, p. 31.
Constance D. Sherman
Constance D. Sherman, 78, former Oberlin resident, died at her home in Great Neck, L.I., N.Y., on Nov. 29, after suffering a stroke.
Miss Sherman was born and grew up in Oberlin [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1926]. Her father, P.D. Sherman, taught English at Oberlin College from 1907 to 1942. The family home was at 129 W. College St.
She graduated from Oberlin College in 1930 and received the A.M. degree in French from Smith College in 1932.
For several years she was a linguistic secretary in the department of birds at the New York Museum of Natural History. She also taught French at Wagner College and at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.
She was a member of the New York Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames of the State of New York.
She has no immediate survivors.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 24, 1987, p. 7.
Mrs. Rhea Williams Sherman Dies in Green
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Harvey, 21 S. Cedar Ave., were called to Green Bay, Wis., this week by the sudden death of Mrs. Harvey’s sister, Rhea Williams Sherman. Mrs. Sherman died at her home on Sunday.
Born in October, 1895, in Shansi, China, Mrs. Sherman graduated [from Oberlin High School in 1914 and] from the Oberlin Kindergarten Training School in 1917. She taught in Minnesota for several years before her marriage to Harold W. Sherman.
Mrs. Sherman, who had often visited her sister in Oberlin, was last here in May when her mother, Mrs. Alice Williams, celebrated her ninetieth birthday.
Besides her husband, mother and sister, Mrs. Williams is survived by two children, Jean and William, and one grandchild; and another sister, Miss Gladys Williams, in China.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 27, 1950, p. 4.
Oberlin—Mrs. Sherrill Dies
Word was received here late last night of the death yesterday in Lakewood of Mrs. Emma Armstroff Sherrill, wife of Frank E. Sherrill, formerly of North Park street [and an 1896 graduate of OHS]. Mrs. Sherrill had lived here for years before moving to Lakewood last year. She was taken ill suddenly Monday and the end came very unexpectedly. She is survived by two daughters, both attending Oberlin college, Ruth and Margaret, and a third, Mary Louise. Funeral services are to be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the home in Lakewood, 1286 Lakeland avenue.
Death Record—Mrs. F. E. Sherrill
Mrs. Emma A. Sherill, 49, died very suddenly Wednesday noon at her home 1286 Lakeland avenue, Lakewood. The deceased is a sister of Mrs. N. E. Sherrill, and Ernest Armstroff of Elyria. She is also survived by her husband F. E. Sherrill and three children.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday from the late home in Lakewood.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, April 5, 1928, p. 2.
Mrs. F. E. Sherrill
Mrs. Emma Sherrill [nee Carr], wife of F. E. Sherrill, and a former resident of Oberlin, died suddenly on Wednesday of last week at her home at 1286 Lakeland avenue, Lakewood. Two daughters, Ruth and Margaret, are students of Oberlin College. A third daughter lives at home. Funeral services were held Saturday at the home in Lakewood. Burial was made in Westwood cemetery in Oberlin.
The Oberlin News,Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, April 10, 1928, p. 1.
Mrs. Stella I. Shew
Mrs. Stella Irene Shew of 321 Dellwyn Drive, died at Washington County Hospital on Tuesday morning.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, [on Aug. 4, 1892 and a 1911 graduate of OHS,] she was a daughter of Joseph Thomas and Elizabeth Lake Biggs.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edith Chatman of Los Altos, Calif.; sons, Phillip Shew of Hagerstown, and Richard Shew of Ypsilanti, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Edith Moore of Poultney, Vt.; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Pittsville [sic, Pittsfield?], Ohio.
Arrangements were handled by the Coffman Funeral Home.
The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Md., Wed., Jan. 7, 1976, p. 28.
Oberlin -- Daniel Forest Shipman, 17, of Oberlin, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in West Virginia. He was born Sept. 21, 1984, in Westlake, and lived in Oberlin for six years.
He enjoyed computers and walking.
Survivors include his parents Miles A. and Mary Lou (nee Datko) Shipman; brothers Miles F. Shipman of Oberlin and Roy A. Shipman of Goose Creek, S.C.; sister, Rose Spradlin of Bryan, Texas; his grandparents William Datko of North Olmsted, Daniel Budzinski of Oberlin, Shirley Budzinski of Oberlin and Ardene Datko of North Olmsted; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery, Morgan Street, Oberlin.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, January 31, 2002.
Dorothy Mae Shipman
Dorothy Mae Shipman, 92, of Oberlin, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Welcome Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 13, 1920, [graduated from OHS in 1938, and] she worked as a waitress at Campus restaurant in Oberlin for 36 years before retiring in the late 1980s. She enjoyed playing bingo and listening to books on tape.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Nancy L. Gilliam of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Mary Dodson of Oberlin; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and Jeannie Pease, a special friend, of Oberlin.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fannie [nee Edwards, OHS ‘03] and Elmer Rathwell; son Wayne M. Shipman [OHS ‘57]; brothers Harlan, Howard, Irving, and Edwin Rathwell; grandson Charles Hemmelgarn Jr.; sister Mable E. Spencer; daughter-in-law Nancy Shipman; one niece and two nephews.
There will be a graveside service at Westwood Cemetery on Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Robert Edward Shreiner, VP of human
Oberlin -- Robert Edward Shreiner, 78, of Oberlin, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Oberlin and lived there most of his life.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1944. He attended Oberlin College and graduated from Miami University in 1951 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.
He spent two years in the U.S. Navy as an electrician's mate.
Shreiner was employed by General Motors in Elyria and Syracuse, N.Y. He also was employed in the human resources department of Bendix-Westinghouse in Elyria. He retired as vice president of human resources at the Gunton Corp., Bedford Heights, in 1992.
He enjoyed all sports, especially golf. He was a member of the Oberlin golf club and Crystal Downs Country Club in Frankfort, Mich. He also refereed ice hockey for 20 years with the Cleveland Ice Hockey Officials Association.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Judith A. (nee Loskamp); sons Stephen J. Shreiner of Frankfort, Mich., and David L. Shreiner of Wilmette, Ill.; daughter, Mary A. Veta of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Mary A. Dennison of Charlottesville, Va.; stepsons David Moyer and Jeff Moyer of Vinalhaven, Maine; stepdaughters Candace Heath of Bozeman, Mont., and Linda Simard of Augusta, Maine; and four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and three stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frederic and Alice E. (nee Ralston) Shreiner.
Services are private.
Arrangements by Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, August 8, 2004.
Resident Dies in California [Raymond Newton Shuart]
Word was received here Thursday of the death of Raymond N. Shuart, an early resident of Billings, at Redondo Beach, Calif.
Mr. Shuart, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1881, [graduated from OHS in 1898, and] came with his parents to Billings in the early 1880s. His father, the Rev. B. F. Shuart, was the first pastor of the Billings Congregational Church and the original owner of the Hesper Farm. The family left Billings in 1892 and lived at Bozeman. They later returned to Oberlin, Ohio, where he attended school and was graduated from [OHS in 1898 and from] Oberlin College.
He was engaged in mining in Canada for several years and later farmed in the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana.
Survivors include his wife [Nina B. Haylor] and a sister, Miss Clara Shuart, both of Redondo Beach.
The Billings Gazette, Billings, Mont., Friday Morning, December 11, 1953, p. 7.
Clifford Shumate, 34, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday. April 4, 2007, at Grant Hospital. He was born June 26, 1972, Elyria, Oh. He lived in Oberlin, OH for 27 years and in Columbus for 7 years. He graduated from Oberlin H/S in 1990. He received his Associates Degree from Lorain CO Comm College and a Bachelors Degree from Capital University in Columbus. He was a Realtor and Insurance agent for many years. He enjoyed sports, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his son, Terrence, as well as family and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Eddie Jones and his paternal grandparents Cliff and Ellen Shumate. He is survived by son, Terrence Shumate; parents, Leroy and Louise Shumate of Oberlin; maternal grandmother, Molly Jones; sister, Marie Gardner of Elyria; brother, Phillip Shumate of Oberlin; two nieces; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and special friend, Clarissa (Reci) Thornton of Columbus. Viewing begins at 10 a.m. and Service will start 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Oberlin, 47 Locust, Oberlin, OH 44074. Friends will also be received at the home of his aunt, Katherine Legard, 527 Wood St., Elyria, OH.
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, April 10, 2007, p. 08D.
Clifford Matthew Shumate
Clifford Matthew Shumate, 34, of Columbus, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007 following a sudden illness.
He was born June 26, 1972, in Elyria. He lived in Oberlin for 27 years and in Columbus for seven years.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1990. He also earned an associates degree from Lorain County Community College and a bachelor's degree from Capital College, in Columbus.
He was employed as a real estate agent for many years and as a licensed insurance agent.
He enjoyed sports, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his son, Terrence, as well as family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Terrence Shumate of Columbus; parents, Leroy and Louise Shumate of Oberlin; sister, Marie Gardner of Elyria; brother, Phillip Shumate of Oberlin; nieces, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Eddie Jones and his paternal grandparents, Cliff and Ellen Shumate.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 10, 2007 from 7 to 9 P.M. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 W. Bridge Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Home Going Services will be held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Oberlin, 47 Locust Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 from 10 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Friends will be received at the home of Mrs. Katherine Legard, 527 Wood Street, Elyria, OH. Burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Ohio.
Online condolences can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., Dennis W. Carter LFD, 127 W. Bridge Street, Elyria, OH. in charge of funeral arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
David W. Shumate, 52, was trustee of church
Elyria -- David W. Shumate, 52, of Elyria, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Community Health Partners Hospital, Lorain, following a long illness.
He was born in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1973].
Shumate was employed as a parts inspector at Ohio Screw Products for six years. He had also been employed as a home health aide at the Lorain County Health Department and as a patient care assistant at Lorain Community Hospital.
He attended Rust United Methodist Church, Oberlin, where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and served on the board of trustees and leadership and men's fellowship committees. He enjoyed singing and was often invited to perform at church events. He enjoyed his family.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Regina P. (nee Bryson); sisters Dolores Wright, Constance Shumate, Margaret Darnell, Terri Yarber and Tammy Currie, all of Elyria, and Thelia Jackson of Dayton; brothers Billy Ray Robinson of Denver, Eugene Shumate of Elyria, Bobby Robinson of Columbus and the Rev. Carlton Shumate of Oberlin; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Robinson and Julia Shumate; and sisters Evon Faulk and Thelma Robinson.
Friends may call Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 W. Bridge St., Elyria. The funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Rust United Methodist Church, 128 Groveland St., Oberlin. The Rev. Lorenzo Smart, pastor, and the Rev. Marcettes Cunningham, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Elyria, will officiate. Burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Send online condolence to email@example.com.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, October 19, 2006.
Julia Ann Shumate
Julia Ann Shumate (nee Smith), 60, of Oberlin, died at her home on Jan. 13 following a brief illness.
She was born in Oberlin and lived most of her life here.
A graduate of [Oberlin High School in 1947 and of] Elyria School of Nursing, she worked 25 years as a licensed practical nurse at Lorain Community Hospital.
She was a member of Rust United Methodist Church, where she served as a certified lay speaker, chairman of nurture and membership, and nurse and registrar for the East Ohio Conference Ministerial Recruitment Institute.
She was a member of United Methodist Women, Church Women United, and served on many district and conference boards and agencies of the church. She was also a member of the Oberlin Club of Negro Business and professional Women’s Clubs Inc.
Survivors include daughters, Delores Wright, Evon West, Constance Shumate, and Margaret Darnell, all of Elyria; sons, David, Eugene and Carlton, all of Oberlin; sisters, Agnes Davison and Barbara Seymore, both of Oberlin; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Worthy and Carrie Smith, preceded her in death.
Rev. Sade Reynolds, pastor of Rust United Methodist Church, conducted graveside services Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, at Westwood Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. at Rust United Methodist Church.
Memorial gifts, if desired may be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Program.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 23, 1990, p. 2.
William S. Sich, 73, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died at his home on Nov. 14 after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin in 1920, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1939. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran, and was discharged in 1945 with a Bronze Star Medal and four Oak Leaf Clusters.
He was an industrial engineer at U.S. Steel Lorain Works for 37 years, retiring in 1983.
Mr. Sich was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria, VFW Post 1079 in Elyria, and the American Association of Retired Persons chapter 3124.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lucille J. (nee Aust); three daughters, Pauline Stemple of Fayetteville, N.C., Elaine Telecsan of Toledo, and Valerie Miller of Marietta, Ga.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Sich.
Services were Nov. 18 at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, followed by Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, Elyria, with the Rev. Frank P. Kosem as celebrant.
Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in North Ridgeville, with military honors conducted by members of VFW Post 1079.
Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Jude Catholic Church Building Fund.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 23, 1993, p. 2.
A. Clair Siddall of Lake Oswego, Ore., son of Estelle Palmer of Oberlin, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002. He was 77.
Born in China to missionary parents on February 26, 1925, he came to the United States with his family at the age of seven. [He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1942.] He received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and his master’s degree from the University of Michigan.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and went ashore on Okinawa.
He worked with the Epidemic Disease Control division of the Ohio Department of Health, and then as staff health planning advisor for the Ohio United Way. In 1967 he moved to Portland, Ore., to accept the position of executive director of the Portland Health and Hospital Planning Council.
He later served as Administrator of the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon before joining the Good Samaritan Foundation at Good Samaritan Hospital. He retired in 1991 after 21 years as president of the Good Samaritan Foundation.
A past president of both the Willamette Valley Development Officers and the Oregon Chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives, he received the top awards from both organizations for services in the field of philanthropy. He was also named a Senior Role Model by OASIS in 1995.
His other community activities include service on the boards of Red Cross, Friendly House, Mazamas, Portland Chamber of Commerce, Portland Rotary Club, Asian Art Council of the Portland Art Museum, Classical Chinese Garden Society, Oswego Heritage Council, and the Lake Oswego Arts Commission.
An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, he was member of the Mazamas since 1968, and received their 16 Major Northwest Peaks Climbing Award in 1974. He was also a member of the American Alpine Club, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the Nature Conservancy, Native Plan Society of Oregon, and 1000 Friends of Oregon.
A serious photographer for most of his life, he dedicated his work exclusively to wildflowers, photographed only on site in their native habitats in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon desert, and on the high alpine meadows of the Cascades.
He was a member of the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. He was also a student of world religions with an emphasis on the Chinese goddess of compassion, Quan Yin of Tibetan Buddhism.
Mr. Siddal is survived by his daughter, Karin Hupala of Lake Oswego; son, John of Lake Oswego; mother, Estelle Palmer of Oberlin; sister, Jane Battista of Wellington; and brothers John of Columbus, James of Westfield Center, Ohio, and Lawrence of Amherst, Mass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Siddall Scholarship Fund, Oberlin College Office of Development, 50 West Lorain St., Oberlin 44074; the Mazama, 909 NW 19th Ave., Portland, Ore. 97209; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 12, 2002, p. 5.
George B. Siddall, Trustee of Oberlin
and Well Known Cleveland Atty. Died
Death Came Early Monday Morning from Attack of Pneumonia After Operation
Burial Here Wednesday
Was Regarded as One of the Outstanding Graduates of the College—Was 61 Years of Age
Pneumonia, following an operation at Cleveland Clinic hospital, caused the death of George Ben Siddall Monday morning at 4 a.m. Mr. Siddall underwent an operation on Tuesday of last week and his condition showed gradual improvement. On Saturday pneumonia developed. He became unconscious late Sunday.
Probably no other member of the board of trustees of Oberlin College was as active in the administration of college affairs. He had been elected to the board in 1918 and as a member of the prudential committee two years ago.
Mr. Siddall was recognized as one of the outstanding lawyers of Cleveland as well as one of the prominent financiers in that city. He was a member of the law firm of Henderson Quail, Siddall & Morgan with offices in the Guardian building. He was an organizer of the Peerless Motor Car Co., a director of the Cleveland Trust Co., the Ohio Quarries Co., the Ohio Cut Stone Co., Perfection Heater & Manufacturing Co., and other organizations. He was an organizer of the Mayfield Country Club, a charter member of the Cleveland Singers club and a member of the Union club.
Mr. Siddall was born in Oberlin December 13, 1866. He was a son of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Siddall who occupied the old Siddall home at 262 West College street, both prominent in Oberlin’s younger days. After attending the local schools [and graduating from OHS in 1884] he entered college, receiving his degree in 1891. For two years he was in the college treasurer’s office and then went to Cleveland to take up the study of law. He entered the office of Henderson & Quail after two years study at Western Reserve. He very early won the esteem of the law firm and he was taken into the partnership. As a lawyer he rapidly rose in his profession and was soon recognized as one of the outstanding members of the Cuyahoga county bar.
During Mr. Siddall’s college days he was a member of the glee club and of the old Second church choir. His wife, who was Miss Nettie Day Danielson, was a classmate and a graduate of the Conservatory. Both took an active part in Cleveland musical circles. He was director of the choir for a number of years at the Woodland Avenue Presbyterian church and later at the Pilgrim Congregational church where he and his wife became active members.
Throughout all Mr. Siddall’s varied business and legal experience he never forgot Oberlin. During the last years of his mother’s life he was a frequent visitor here. Oberlin was the ideal part of his life and he entered the duties of college trustee with much enthusiasm.
Three brothers survive him, Dr. William A. Siddall of Cleveland, Dr. Charles J. of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Eugene A. of Wells, Minn. John M. Siddall, late editor of the American Magazine and outstanding American journalist, was the youngest brother.
The remains were brought to Oberlin Wednesday afternoon and commitment services held in Westwood cemetery at 5 o’clock. Burial was in the family lot beside his parents and brother John.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, August 27, 1928, pp. 1 & 6.
Jean L. Siddall
Jean L. Siddall (nee Lagerstrom), 66, of Portland, Ore., former Oberlin resident, died May 3.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Siddall graduated from Oberlin High School in 1947 and then attended Oberlin College for two years. In 1951 she graduated summa cum laude from Western Reserve University. She lived in Columbus, Ohio, until 1967, when she moved to Lake Oswego, Ore. She received the Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Oregon.
An ardent conservationist, she was co-organizer of the effort to preserve Tryon Park as a state park in 1970. She also served on the board of the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park, The Nature Conservancy, Oregon Parks Foundation and Mazamas.
She was founder and director of the Oregon Rare and Endangered Plant Study Center, which compiled the first comprehensive listing of rare and endangered plants of Oregon. She was author of a number of scientific papers on botany.
Mrs. Siddall was awarded the Aubrey Watzek Award in 1974 by Lewis & Clark College and in 1985 received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oregon. In 1974, she received the Sixteen Major Northwest Peaks Award from the Mazamas and in 1976 was given the Governor’s Keep Oregon Livable Award.
She was a member of the Portland Garden Club, Berry Botanic Garden, Native Plant Society of Oregon and Mazamas.
Survivors include a daughter, Karin Hupala of Lake Oswego; son John of Santa Clara, Calif.; and two nieces.
A memorial service was held May 15 at the Glenn Jackson Shelter at Tryon Creek State Park in Oregon.
Gifts in Mrs. Siddall’s memory may be made to the Jean L. Siddall Memorial Botany Scholarship Fund, Oregon State University Foundation, 517 Snell Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 3, 1997, p. 3.
Mrs. Mary B. Siddall
Mrs. Mary B. Siddall, widow of Dr. William A. Siddall and mother of Mrs. John R. Woodruff of 8 Sheffield road, died suddenly Friday morning, February 5, at her daughter’s home, where she had been visiting for two weeks. She was in her 86th year.
A native of Ohio [and an 1885 graduate of OHS], Mrs. Siddall spent much of her life in Cleveland. Her husband died in 1937.
Besides her daughter here she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Dockhorn of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., two sons, Roger, of New York City, and Richard Siddall of Oberlin, Ohio, also seven grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday in Oberlin, Ohio, with the interment being made there.
The Winchester Star, Winchester, Mass., Friday, February 12, 1954, p. 1.
Minnie Beard Siddall
Minnie Beard (Mrs. William A. Siddall) died on February 2, 1954, in Winchester, Mass. She was born on August 4, 1868, in Columbiana, O. She lived much of her life in Oberlin [and graduated from Oberlin College in 1891]. She was prominent in the Woman’s Suffrage movement and active in public life. She was for ten years a member of the East Cleveland City Council (1922-1923), and was the first woman in the state to be honored by election to such a post. She retired in 1932, saying she thought a younger candidate was needed. She is survived by four children, three of whom are Oberlinians: Roger, ’18; Marian, ’32; and Frances, x’32.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, May 1954, p. 19.
Dr. W. A. Siddall Taken By Death; Is Buried Here
Dr. William Asa Siddall passed away Friday, March 6, at his home in Aurora. Funeral services were held in Aurora Monday at 2:00 p.m. Burial was made in Westwood Cemetery.
Dr. Siddall was born in Oberlin March 9, 1868, the son of Dr. and Mrs. James F. Siddall. He spent his childhood and youth here, graduating from the high school in 1885. After spending a couple of years in study in the Oberlin Academy and College, he entered the dental office of his father as a student where he remained until entering the dental department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1891. He immediately entered into practice in Oberlin with his father, remaining here until October, 1892, when he moved to Cleveland. His first office was in the Savings and Trust Bank building, East Third street and Euclid avenue. In July 1898, he removed his office to the New England building (now the Guardian building) where he continuously practiced until his retirement on December 1, 1936.
Dr. Siddall is a brother of the late Dr. Charles J. Siddall, a dentist of Kalamazoo, Michigan; the late George B. Siddall, a Cleveland attorney; the late John M. Siddall, who for many years was the editor of the American Magazine; and Eugene Siddall, a merchant in Wells, Minnesota.
Dr. Siddall was married in August 1894 to Mary I. Beard, a high school classmate. Their four children are Roger of New York, Richard of Aurora, Mrs. Marian Dockhorn of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Frances Woodruff of Cleveland. The family home for more than thirty years was in East Cleveland. In 1933 they moved to Aurora.
Dr. Siddall was a member and past president of the Northern Ohio Dental Association, a member and past president of the Cleveland Dental Society, a member of the Ohio State and American Dental Societies, a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and the Church of Aurora.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer of Sunday has the following editorial in appreciation of Dr. Siddall:
”By the death of Dr. William A. Siddall, within a few days of his 69th birthday, Cleveland loses a citizen being active in professional life. For close to 45 years in this city he had practiced dentistry, the elements of which he learned in his father’s office at Oberlin.
Dr. Siddall belonged to a family identified for three generations with Oberlin and Oberlin College. He is the fourth of five sons of the late Dr. James F. Siddall, himself a former resident of Oberlin, who have answered the call of death. One of the others was John M. Siddall who learned newspaper work on the Plain Dealer local staff and became nationally famous as editor of the American Magazine. Another brother was George B. Siddall, for many years a Cleveland lawyer. Still another brother was the late Dr. Charles J. Siddall, a dentist at Kalamazoo. A surviving brother is Eugene Siddall, a merchant at Wells, Minnesota.
Oberlin’s interest in the Siddalls does not rest alone however, on the evident activities of the father and his sons. Soon after coming to Cleveland, Dr. William A. Siddall married Annie B. Beard, who had been a classmate of her husband in high school and a classmate through Oberlin College of her husband’s brother George B. Siddall. Mrs. Siddall was formerly a city commissioner of East Cleveland.
Here is a many-itemed record of useful community service. The city is made poorer by the passing of Dr. Siddall.”
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 9, 1937, p. 1.
Jeffrey B. Siglin, Tool and die maker
Jeffrey B. [Burton] Siglin, 53, formerly of Elyria, died Wednesday at his home in Menomonee Falls, Wis., after a short illness.
Born in Danville, Pa., he lived in Elyria for 30 years before moving to Wisconsin in 1995.
A 1963 Oberlin High School graduate, he was a tool and die maker, working for a Wisconsin company.
Mr. Siglin enjoyed sports, especially softball.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry, a son, Scott of Elyria, a daughter, Danielle of Elyria, four grandchildren; and sisters Judy DeWitt of Glenmont, Ohio, and Barbara Crozier of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Dorothy; and a brother, Greg.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Church and Chapel Funeral Services in Menomonee Falls, Wis.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Friday, September 10, 1999, p. E2.
C. Sigsworth, area farmer, dies
Wayne C. Sigsworth, 81, of Bates Road, Wakeman, a farmer, died this morning in Allen Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
A lifelong area resident [and 1912 graduate of OHS], he was born in Henrietta Township.
Mr. Sigsworth was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the Clarksfield Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Damon, Wakeman, and David, Maryland; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five step-children, Mrs. Ralph Krum, Allen, Md., Mrs. John Higgins, Fords, N.J., Mrs. Kenneth Polk, LaCrucis, N.M., Hoyt Norwood, Bowling Green, Ky., and Lewis Norwood, Dover, Del.; and 11 step-grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the Gerber Funeral Home, Wakeman, tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Elder Darrow Foster, Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, July 12, 1975, p. 10.
Sharon L. Simmons
Norwalk -- Sharon L. Simmons, 58, of Norwalk, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk.
She was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Oberlin [and was a 1963 graduate of OHS]. She lived most of her life in the Norwalk area.
Mrs. Simmons had been employed at a baker by Blue Ribbon Catering and worked at Norwalk Furniture.
Survivors include her son, Michael W. Simmons of Norwalk; daughter, Amy Adair of Pittsburgh; brother, Allen Solida of Sandusky; sister, Anita Wauthier of Houston; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David Simmons, in 1963; and her parents, James and Ora (nee Springer) Solida.
Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W.. Main St., Norwalk, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Glenn Springer will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, March 03, 2003.
Sherman Anthony Simmons, 53, former Oberlin resident, died Aug. 5, at his home in Pasadena, Calif., after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, he was a 1957  graduate of Oberlin High School.
After Army service he worked as a computer systems program manager for Trans America Occidental Corp. in California.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene; four stepchildren, Aaron Gibson of Redlands, Calif., Tanya Harris of Indianapolis, Ind., Jerome Gibson of Covina, Calif., and Allen Gibson Jr. of Elyria; three grandchildren; his father, Leonard Simmons of Oberlin; and his mother, Patsy Simmons of Columbus.
Services were Saturday morning in Glorious Apostolic Church, Elyria, with Bishop Oney Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 13, 1991, p. 2.
Greta ‘Gigi’ R. Singleton
Greta “Gigi” R. Singleton, 60, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died Sunday at her home after a yearlong illness.
Born in Gipsey, Pa., [and a 1952 graduate of OHS,] she moved to Fort Pierce from Washington, D.C.
She had worked for Templeton Investment Counsel, Inc.
Survivors include her parents, James A. and Mildred R. Getty of Oberlin; brothers, Eugene C. of Medina and James J. of Kansas City, Mo.; nieces, Susan Brown of Spencer, Cindy Mowery of Litchfield, and Sandy Pipher of Homerville; and four grand-nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 458 Professor, Oberlin, with the Rev. Judy Claycomb officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
The All County Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, May 10, 1994, p. C2.
Oberlin Boy Died in Circleville
C. Wilmer Skeels Passed Away Monday Morning – Funeral in Sullivan Wednesday
The friends of C. Wilmer Skeels will regret to learn of his death which occurred Monday morning at Circleville where he has been a teacher in the high school for the past few years.
He lived here on North Main street with his brother and sisters and attended the high school [graduating from OHS in 1914]. His college course was interrupted by the World War of which he was a veteran. Mr. Skeels lived for some time after with his sister, Mrs. Harlan Wilcox of Elyria until he was able to resume his studies and complete his course at Ohio Wesleyan.
Mr. Skeels was an active member of the First M. E. church here and a member of a male quartet which gave concerts about the state.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at his late father’s home at Sullivan and burial was made in the Sullivan cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, October 30, 1925, p. 1.
Velma L. Skidmore, 54, Erdie Paper Tube Worker
Lorain, Ohio – Velma L. Skidmore was an assembler for the Erdie Paper Tube Co. of Lorain for the last several months.
From 1977 until 1981, she worked for Arrow Aluminum in Avon Lake as an inspector.
Mrs. Skidmore, 54, of Lorain, died Wednesday in the emergency room of Community Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Center and Family Care Center in Lorain after apparently suffering a heart attack in her parked car.
She was born in Ravenna and lived in Lorain County since childhood. She attended Oberlin High School [where she was a member of the class of 1960].
Mrs. Skidmore is survived by her husband of 15 years, Donnie E.; son, Frederick Radke of Vermilion; daughters, Vicki Baird of Florence Township, Janet Moore of San Diego and Jacqueline Kennedy of South Amherst; mother, Nellie Dunfee of Amherst Township; two grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, May 23, 1997, p. 9B.
Harlan A. Slater
Harlan A. Slater, 71, of Oberlin, was pronounced dead at Allen Memorial Hospital on Dec. 28, after an apparent heart attack.
Born in Oberlin, he was a lifetime resident [and 1934 graduate of Oberlin High School]. He was a general contractor and had retired in 1978.
He was a member of Oberlin Lodge 380 F. & A.M. and the Half-Century Club of ham operators. During retirement, Mr. Slater and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (nee Brady); a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Jane) Spiegelberg of Oberlin; two sons, Kent, an Oberlin dentist, and Gary of Golden, Colo.; two brothers, Richard of East Hampton, L.I., N.Y., and Ronald of North Olmsted.
A Masonic service was held Dec. 30 at Cowling Funeral Home and a graveside service, with Rev. Darrell Woomer, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating, last Thursday morning in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to Allen Memorial Hospital.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 7, 1988, p. 12.
Marjorie Slater (nee Brady), 84, of Oberlin, died Jan. 13 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain.
Born in Lakewood, she was a lifelong resident of Oberlin [and a 1934 graduate of OHS]. She was employed in the Oberlin College Admissions Office for 31 years.
Mrs. Brady was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she had been very active.
She belonged to the Oberlin Senior Citizens and was a former Girl Scout leader.
Survivors include sons Dr. Kent Slater of Denver and Gary Slater of Oberlin; a daughter, Dr. Jane Spiegelberg of Oberlin; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Werner of Boulder, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Slater; and her parents, James and Miriam (nee Goodenough) Brady.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to the time of services at 1:30 p.m. today, Jan. 18, at the Cowling Funeral Home.
The Rev. O. French Ball, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 18, 2000, p. 2.
Slater, Richard L. "Jake," 73, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 14, 1999) in Tampa. Born in Oberlin, Ohio, [and a 1943 graduate of Oberlin High Schoo,] he came here from East Hampton, N.Y., 10 years ago. He was a building contractor. He served in the Air Force. Survivors include three sons, Terry C. and Bruce R., both of Tampa, and Richard L., East Hampton; a brother, Ron, North Olmsted, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
St. Petersburg Times, Late Tampa Edition, St. Petersburg, Florida, Tuesday, March 16, 1999.
Ron [Ronald Harry] Slater
Ron "Coach" Slater, passed away at his home Friday, May 18, 2007, following a six month illness. Mr. Slater was born September 6, 1920, in Oberlin. He was married 57 years to the late Sheila Byrnes. He was a proud resident of North Olmsted for 62 years.
He is a 1938 graduate of Oberlin High School, where he played football and basketball. He was a 1942 graduate of Ashland College, where he played football and basketball, and received a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration and B.S. in Education. He also received a M.A. Degree from Western Reserve University in 1955, where he worked toward a Doctorate of Education from 1955 to 1957. Ron participated Post Graduate Studies in Education at Kent State University.
Mr. Slater served with the U.S. Army infantry in North Africa, Tunisia and Sicily during World War II.
His positions included Head Basketball Coach 1946 to 1948, Head Football Coach at North Olmsted Senior High 1945 to 1968, Teacher and Dean of Men.
With the cooperation of the people in North Olmsted, he developed a very successful football program that was later utilized by several high schools as a model for organizing their own programs. His coaching record was 141 wins, 58 losses and 9 championships. He was voted "Coach of the Year" three times and lectured at many coaching clinics in the Ohio area.
He organized and guided the North Olmsted Booster Club which raised funds to light the football field, purchase bleachers, scoreboard, uniforms, and promoted all youth activities in the community; and the North Olmsted Touchdown Club which raised funds for a new football stadium and press box. The North Olmsted Touchdown Club was involved in a project to improve all athletic facilities in North Olmsted.
He was Director of North Olmsted City Recreation from 1950 to 1968. During those years, the population increased from 5,000 to 38,000 people. A complete recreation program was developed which included over 15,000 participants. He also acted as a Consultant on Recreation for other cities in the area.
He was Vice Principal of Administration at North Olmsted High School from 1968 to 1971. He was involved with public relations as well as administrative work.
Mr. Slater was employed with The American Ship Building Company as a Corporate Vice President of Administration from 1971 to 1975. His main responsibilities were public relations, community relations and liaison work for Mr. George M. Steinbrenner III and the New York Yankees.
He was also employed by PPG Industries Inc. as Administrative Assistant to Vice President from 1975 to 1985.
He served on North Central Evaluation Committees of Schools.
He was a member of the President's Advisory Council of Ashland College; member of Woodbine Technical Advisory Council for the Vocational Programs of the Cleveland Public Schools; member of North Olmsted Kiwanis Club for 26 years; and member of North Olmsted Board Of Education. He worked on committees with the Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Air Show, United Fund Drive, U.S.S. Cod, Lorain County Community College, Junior Olympics, Junior Achievement, Cleveland Public Schools and Lorain Public Schools.
In 1969 North Olmsted Touchdown Club and the City of North Olmsted celebrated "Ron Slater Day", which included VIP speakers and personal friends, George Steinbrenner III and Lou Groza. In 1975 Lorain County Junior Olympics Committee dedicated meets to Ron Slater for his continuous, sincere and dedicated work for the youth of Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties.
He was inducted in the inaugural North Olmsted High School Athletic Hall of Fame [and was] Honorary Coach for the West Team at the Cuyahoga County High School All-Star Football Game.
After his retirement, Mr. Slater enjoyed spending winters at his condo in Hillsboro Beach, FL, spending time with family and friends. He was an avid walker, and loved talking with people of all ages. He attended North Olmsted football games, summer concerts in Oberlin and Ashland.
A special thanks to North Olmsted School Administration, North Olmsted Eagles Athletic Director Tim Carras, the NOHS Football Teams, Coaches and Fans for their friendship and support over the years.
Well remembered quotes of Coach Slater:
"Pride is the most important asset a person can have."
"Young people will be only as good as you, as a teacher or coach, believe they can be."
"When you don't teach a child discipline, you are cheating the child."
Survivors include daughters, Jan and Sue of North Olmsted; son, Ron (wife, Debbie) of Westlake; and three granddaughters, Shelley, Jen and Kelsey of Westlake.
There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Olmsted High School Eagles football program, c/o Athletic Director Tim Carras, 5755 Burns Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Arrangements by Kacirek Funeral Home, 29150 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
Slater, William G[erard]
William G. "Jerry," Slater, born on June 10, 1926, in Wichita, KS, passed away on July 31, 2006. [He was a 1944 graduate of OHS.] He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard in the Pacific Fleet during WWII. After being discharged he came to sMiami, where he attended the University of Miami. After his graduation in 1950, he worked at the General Motors Florida Material Test Lab as the Engineering Group Manager. Over the years, Mr. Slater was active in the following organizations: charter member of Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church; Boy Scouts of America; Perrine-Cutler Ridge Rotary. Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marty Caldwell, brother Richard (Dot), son Fred (April), daughter Lynne Pinder (David), son David (Stacey), 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, Aug 6th, 3PM at Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following memorials: Perrine Cutler Ridge Rotary Foundation, 17415 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158 or Jerry Slater Memorial at Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33189 To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.herald.com/obituaries.
The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, Sunday, August 6, 2006.
Mary Alice Sloan
Mary Alice Sloan (nee Mills), 99, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died Dec. 24 at The Elyria United Methodist Village.
Born in Lorain, she lived briefly in Pittsfield and then in Oberlin, where she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1914. She then moved to Tiffin, and to Elyria in 1953.
She lived in Elyria the rest of her life, except for 17 years when she lived in Oberlin.
Mrs. Sloan worked in the physical therapy department of Elyria Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Oberlin.
An avid gardener well into her 80s, she could recall the botanical names of many plants. She loved to read.
Survivors include two grandsons in New Mexico and Minnesota; several great-grandchildren; and three nieces, Virginia Siegmund, Lucille Fimley and Leona Sweet, all of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; daughter Georgiana; a grandson; seven brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held on what would have been her 100th birthday in June.
Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery.
The Bauer-Laubenthal-Wainwright Funeral Home, Elyria, handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 9, 1996, p. 3.
Mrs. Carl Sly, retired Mills Seed store
Mrs. Edith L. Sly, 83, a resident of the Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, died Thursday after a long illness. She was the retired owner and operator of Mills Seed Store in Lorain and had worked as a saleslady at Smith and Gerhart.
Mrs. Sly [was a 1915 graduate of OHS,] lived in Lorain 37 years and was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and the Norwalk Chapter of Order of Eastern Stars.
A son, Richard, Vermilion, and two grandchildren survive. Her husband, Carl, died in 1964.
Friends will be received in the Reichlin-Cooley Funeral Home, Lorain, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Yaekle officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
The family suggests memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church Building Fund.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, June 14, 1980, p. B-2.