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Sadly, we lost another classmate, Wilson "Bill" Kuhn, on August 19, 2022. We previously lost: Jack Mooney on June 9, 2022. Claudia (Avery) Furay on March 28, 2022. Susan "Shaw" Enslen Nickel, on December 11, 2021. Keith Shaffer on July 23, 2021; Richard Maurice passed on July 17, 2021; Chuck Poland passed on 01/21/2021; and Lloyd Cooper passed on November 17, 2020. Larry Schenk on April 8, and Jim Trost on March 29, 2020. Steve Mehaffie passed on January 28, 2020. Tom Steuer on December 17, 2019. Donald Rice on July 11, 2019, and Linda Johnson Zimmer on May 8, 2018.
Seventy-three of our friends/classmates have passed, and we hope they all find peace forever.
Claudia Faye, age 74, of West Carrollton, OH, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, Billy H. and Georgia Faye Avery. She is survived by her children, Craig (Denise) Furay, Shari Furay, and Chris (Jessica) Furay; two grandchildren Lilliana Furay and Abigail Furay; sisters, Cindy Avery and Christine (Randy) Thacker; and niece Amanda Avery.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Kettering, OH 45439.
Visitation will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 2, until the time of service.
It is with great sadness that the family of Susan "Shaw" Enslen Nickel, 74, announces her peaceful passing in the evening hours of December 11th, 2021. She was born to Imogene Brinkman and Norbert Enslen Sr. on January 11th, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended West Carrollton High School and Bowling Green State University (Class of '70). She was a highly-regarded hotel sales executive and, after retirement, was a dedicated philanthropist and volunteer for Clothes That Work and other charities. She was the life, the host, and the heart of the party — fiercely vibrant, exorbitantly generous, startlingly witty, endearingly brash, kind-hearted, and quietly resilient. Above all, she will be remembered for her love, which she shared deeply with her late husband John Nickel, unconditionally with her family and friends, and freely with all who crossed her path. And she was loved by God, before whom she now stands. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Nickel, her father, Norbert Enslen Sr., her mother, Imogene Brinkman, and her brothers, Michael Enslen, Carl Enslen, and Norbert Enslen, Jr. The viewing and service will be held at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Dayton, OH 45429 from 11:00 am on Thursday, December 16th, with burial and luncheon to follow on Friday. More details to be provided at the service.
Keith was a friend of ours for a lot of years. We RV'ed around the country with Keith and Ryka. And, of course, every Thursday night at the El Rancho Thirsty Thursday gathering. It was always a lively conversation with Keith. He is missed by everyone that knew him, and Thirsty Thursday won't quite be the same anymore. There will always be an empty chair for you at our table, old friend.
Keith E Shaffer, 74, died Friday, July 23, 2021, with his family by his side following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Keith Edward Shaffer was born on November 10, 1946, to Robert E. and Mildred M. (Leeds) Shaffer. He was a graduate of West Carrollton High School in 1965 and served in the United States Army from 1968 - 1970. On February 20, 1971, Keith married Ryka Bayless. Together they had two children, Nicole and Lance. They enjoyed 50 years of adventures together through softball, racquetball, motorcycling, camping, golfing, and travel.
Keith was a long-time employee of over 40 years at Dayton Progress in their engineering department. He was a member of the American Legion. He had a side business: K & R Stringing, where he strung most of the racquetball racquets and some tennis racquets in the state of Ohio for many years.
Surviving Keith are his wife, Ryka of Centerville, daughter, Nicole R. Williams of Dayton, son Lance ( Stacy ) of St Joseph, Michigan, grandchildren, Jonathan (Briana) Williams, Shane Williams, Aisley and Corinne Shaffer, and great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Emma, and Gage Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mildred Shaffer, sister, Norma May Shaffer, and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Constance and George Bayless.
Richard Maurice, WCHS Class of 196, passed away July 17, 2021, in Shreveport LA where he had lived for the last 50+ years. He settled there after discharge from the US Air Force after 6 years of active duty and then followed with 25+ years in reserves. Rest In Peace brother, the pain and suffering are over. He is survived by his wife Clara, son William, and daughter Sandra
Linda Reynolds received a call from Larry's sister with the sad news that Larry passed on April 8. Larry was cremated, and there will not be a memorial service. Linda did not have many details but did know that Larry had suffered from cancer, and cancer eventually spread to his lungs.
Many of you will remember Larry as a long-time Centerville English teacher. Larry started teaching in Magsig and also taught in Central, West, and the South units at the high school. Larry served as a department head during most of his teaching career. For many years, Larry handled senior graduation.
Please keep Larry and his family in your prayers. I do not have information concerning sending condolences.
The Trost family would like to share the passing of William (Jim) Trost, class of 1965. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Connie Trost. He is survived by his children, Tracy Egleston and Jason Trost, five grandchildren, Jacob, Owen, and Bobby Trost, Ian and Lauren Egleston, his sister Bonnie Robinson and brother Robert (Tom) Trost. Jim served in our military and had many people that loved him. He will be greatly missed.
From Steve and Mary (Hodson) Richart on March 30th, 2020
Mary and I pray for comfort and peace for the Trost family in this sad time, Jim was a memeber of the '65 basketball team as our starting point guard. He was one of three players who played on the the Sophomore team (a new concept to develope young players) then ended up as lettermen and starters! Jim and Tom Combs from the '65 team served in the military during that difficult time in our history. I remember Jim scoring 17 ponts is his very first game against Wayne! Jim and Dan Minix would drive to the Clayton/Northmont area to play ball all summer in Week's barn that was set up for full court basketball. His classmates and teammates will sorely miss his energy , determination, and quick smile.
MEHAFFIE, Stephen, Age 72, of Beavercreek, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. He was a veteran of The United States Army and retired after 30 years of service from WPAFB, where he served as an Aerospace Engineer and a Program Manager for the Aces II Ejection Seat.
He was a member of the class of '65 of West Carrollton High School, an Eagle Scout, and a Greene County Master Gardener.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cecilia, and his two children Theresa Hoyle (Kenny) and James (Jill), and his four grandchildren, Wade and Leah Hoyle, and Joshua and Julia Mehaffie. His love, fondness, and wicked sense of humor will be cherished and missed by those blessed to know him. Friends and family may visit on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 10 am to 11 am at Kirkmont Presbyterian Church, 3377 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek, with services to follow at 11 am. Interment will be at Miami Valley Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Dayton Physician's Foundation for Hope. www.tobiasfuneralhome.com
Thomas E. Steuer, age 72 passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, December 17th 2019 after his courageous battle with cancer.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Dorothy Steuer. He graduated from West Carrollton H.S. and attended the University of Kentucky. Tom retired from Medicount Management Inc. and was a Reserve Deputy with the Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Tom is survived by his wife Melody, daughter Angela Singleton (Matt), son U.S. Army Major Ryan Steuer (Michelle) and three grandchildren, Delaney, Wesley and Caylee, along with his brother Joe Steuer (Alee), nieces Lauren Johnston (Michael), and Megan Pope (Jason) and many family and friends.
Tom enjoyed playing golf, NASCAR and The Ohio State University. Tom had a big heart and a great sense of humor sure to engulf a room in laughter and leave it happier than when he entered. He will be greatly missed by many friends and family.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Newcomer Centerville Chapel, 820 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459. A funeral service will begin at 11 AM on Saturday, December 21 at the funeral home with Pastor John Mittermeier officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Ohio State University Foundation 1480 W. Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221.
Donald Edward Rice, 71, of Sparta, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Tennessee Veteran's Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
He was born Tuesday, November 4, 1947, in Hazard, Kentucky. He was the son of the late James Rice and Dorothy Kilburn Rice. Donald served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and he was a retired Police Chief. He was a member of FOP in Cookeville, TN, Cookeville Corvette Club, Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Masonic Lodge F&AM of Ohio, and the International Association Chief of Police ICAP in Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Father-in-Law, Willie Lee Selby.
His wife of 53 years- Sandra Selby Rice of Sparta, TN
Son- Donald Edward Rice II (Beth) of Columbus, OH
Grandchildren- Donald Edward Rice III, Preston J. Rice, and Hunter Charles Rice of Columbus, OH
Mother-in-Law- Jo Evelyn Maggart (Selby) Watson of Sparta, TN
Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with Military Honors provided by the Veteran's Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will welcome friends from 12 pm until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers to serve are Gary Selby, Tommy Simmons, John Gross, Donnie Rice II, Donnie Rice III, and Preston Rice.
SHILL, Larry Jennings Age 71 of Moraine passed away March 4, 2019.
Larry was born in Dayton, OH July 9, 1947 to the late Charles and
Maurine Shill, he is also preceded in death by his brother Charles
He is survived by his daughter Angela Shill and 4
grandchildren of Dallas, TX, 2 brothers; Mike Shill of West
Carrollton, Tom and wife Terri Shill of FL, sister; Charla
Fileccia of Washington Twp., and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Larry's life will Sunday March 17, 2019
from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Sanner Funeral Home, 800 So. Alex Rd.
West Carrollton, OH 45449.
Committal service of the urn will be at a later date at Calvary
Cemetery, Dayton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are
asked for The Cancer Society in Larry's memory.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 10, 2019
Zimmer, Linda S., age 70, of West Carrollton, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at her residence. She was born on November 6, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Ray G. & Mildred Jeanne (Schulz) Johnson.
Linda was a retired employee of The United Methodist Women, a 1965 Graduate of the West Carrollton High School; a member of the St. James United Methodist Church, Jacob Eby Chapter #571 O.E.S., and the West Carrollton Historical Society.
She is survived by two sons Richard Zimmer and wife Kathy, Rob Zimmer and wife Missy, five grandchildren, Max Zimmer, Mason Zimmer, Karen Linville and husband Robert, Christina Pasterick, and Richard Pasterick, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, best friend Stephanie Hayes, as well as other family members and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton. Jacob Eby Chapter #571, O.E.S., will conduct Easter Star services at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Fairmount Cemetery, 12 Fairmount St., Jackson, Ohio 45640.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the St. James United Methodist Church, 401 Carlwood Drive, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Mary Jo Haller, 71, of West Carrollton, passed away on December 20, 2017, at Sycamore Hospital. She was born on November 22, 1946, to the late Robert and Pauline (Gressbach) Condon in Dayton, OH. On November 1, 1980, she married Robert Haller, and they lived in West Carrollton, OH, for most of their lives. She was a member of DARA and went by the amateur radio (ham) callsign - N8OYG. Mary Jo is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert E. Haller; son, Robert N. Haller; grandchildren, Robert M., Dylan, and Cameron Haller, as well as other family and friends.
A Graveside Service will take place on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 12:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
Satterfield, James R., age 72, of West Carrollton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. He was born June 8, 1944, in Dayton, the son of the late Ray C. & June O. (Gilbert) Satterfield. James was retired from General Motors with 30 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife and devoted wife of 48 years, Susan C. (Whittington) Satterfield, his daughter Cinda Johnson, his son Zachary Satterfield, his four loving grandchildren Makayla Johnson, Cheyanna Ford, Brayden Rogers & Anaka Rogers, his brother Jackie Satterfield (Connie), two sisters Judy Satterfield, Janice Gard (Rick), two sisters-in-law Rita Shupert (Phil), Sharon Andregg, and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton, with Chaplain John Sullivan officiating. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. www.swartandwolfefuneralhome.com. Although we will miss him, we rejoice in the healing that has come from his passing. “Good Night Sweet Prince.”
Karen was a kind, gentle and caring soul. She always saw the best in people while she struggled with her own issues. It seemed no matter what life threw her, she handled it with grace and dignity. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. - JG
PATTERSON, Sandra Kay, Age 68, of Centerville, went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
She was born on October 3, 1947, in TN. to the late Vester & Pansy Maloney. Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Paul Patterson; daughter, Tammy Bell; grandchildren, Valerie Bell and Bradley Bell; sister, Wanda (Darrell) Webb; brother, Gary (Connie) Maloney; and many other relatives and friends.
Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery in West Carrollton.
Hauk, Michael Douglas, age 68, of West Carrollton, passed away Sat. August 22, 2015. He was born August 15, 1947, in Dayton, the son of the late William & Mary Ruth (Gillespie) Hauk. He was the Owner and Operator of MATS Equipment Co., Inc. for 42 years, retired from General Motors with 33 years of service, and was a member of Beaver Valley Lodge #753, York rite, and Antioch Shrine. Preceded in death by brother Tim Hauk. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 49 years Janet Hauk, sons Jody Hauk of West Carrollton, Jeff Hauk (Vishi Viswanatham) of San Francisco, German son Christoph Butz of Frankfurt, grandsons Gavin & Tristan Hauk, sister Patricia Jones of Huber Heights, brother Phillip Hauk (Karen) of Griffin, GA, and numerous nieces & nephews. He will be missed by many friends and business associates around Dayton and throughout the country.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton.
A private graveside service will be held at the family’s convenience. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the OSU Foundation in support of Kidney Cancer Research, PO Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218. 0
I always stopped by the shop to visit when I was in town he always filled me in with the latest news I really going to miss him he always made me feel welcome he talked me into coming to the class reunion it will be sad without him. May you rest in peace..... Watson
R.I.P Kenny, I'll always remember your humor and big smile on your face. And above all, I thank you for your service to this great country.
WILSON, Kenneth E. "Kenny" Age 67 of West Carrollton, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born October 14, 1947 in Dayton, the son of the late Lloyd & Geneva (Kirby) Wilson. Kenneth was retired from WPAFB with 31 years of service, honorably served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW Post 9550, D.A.V. Dayton Chapter 9, and attended the Moraine City First Church of God. He is survived by his son Robert Wilson (Mandy) of Waynesville, 2 daughters Jennifer Wesch (Tony) of Hillsboro, Michelle Norton of Moraine, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. www.swartandwolfefuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-e-wilson-kenny&pid=175220406&fhid=27772#sthash.BTzFpLlE.dpuf
WILSON, Kenneth E. "Kenny" Age 67, of West Carrollton, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born October 14, 1947, in Dayton, the son of the late Lloyd & Geneva (Kirby) Wilson. Kenneth was retired from WPAFB with 31 years of service, honorably served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, receiving a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW Post 9550, D.A.V. Dayton Chapter 9, and attended the Moraine City First Church of God. He is survived by his son Robert Wilson (Mandy) of Waynesville, two daughters, Jennifer Wesch (Tony) of Hillsboro, Michelle Norton of Moraine, ten grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton. Burial Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. www.swartandwolfefuneralhome.com.
WILSON, Kenneth E. "Kenny" Age 67 of West Carrollton, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born October 14, 1947 in Dayton, the son of the late Lloyd & Geneva (Kirby) Wilson. Kenneth was retired from WPAFB with 31 years of service, honorably served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW Post 9550, D.A.V. Dayton Chapter 9, and attended the Moraine City First Church of God. He is survived by his son Robert Wilson (Mandy) of Waynesville, 2 daughters Jennifer Wesch (Tony) of Hillsboro, Michelle Norton of Moraine, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. www.swartandwolfefuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-e-wilson-kenny&pid=175220406&fhid=27772#sthash.BTzFpLlE.dpufWILSON, Kenneth E. "Kenny" Age 67 of West Carrollton, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born October 14, 1947 in Dayton, the son of the late Lloyd & Geneva (Kirby) Wilson. Kenneth was retired from WPAFB with 31 years of service, honorably served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW Post 9550, D.A.V. Dayton Chapter 9, and attended the Moraine City First Church of God. He is survived by his son Robert Wilson (Mandy) of Waynesville, 2 daughters Jennifer Wesch (Tony) of Hillsboro, Michelle Norton of Moraine, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. www.swartandwolfefuneralhome.com.WILSON, Kenneth E. "Kenny" Age 67 of West Carrollton, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born October 14, 1947 in Dayton, the son of the late Lloyd & Geneva (Kirby) Wilson. Kenneth was retired from WPAFB with 31 years of service, honorably served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart, was a member of the VFW Post 9550, D.A.V. Dayton Chapter 9, and attended the Moraine City First Church of God. He is survived by his son Robert Wilson (Mandy) of Waynesville, 2 daughters Jennifer Wesch (Tony) of Hillsboro, Michelle Norton of Moraine, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory. www.swartandwolfefuneralhome.com.
R.I.P. Gary, I'll always remember you with a big smile on your face - JoeG
Let me start by writing that saying a final goodbye to the first and one of the only men ever truly to love me unconditionally was the hardest thing ever to endure. My father, Gary R. Rohn, passed away last night surrounded by friends and family who loved him.
It's taken me the good part of the day to reflect on my dad..... How I want everyone to know my version of the greatest man I've ever had the privilege of calling Daddy. Anything that has ever been good in me was because of him. His love, guidance, and belief that I could do anything guided me through life. The belief that family wasn't only skin deep. If you were a friend, it was the same as family, and he did anything and everything for his family. He taught me what it was to be a loving and caring parent to my children. I am the devoted mother of two amazing kids because of him. He taught me always to be proud of them no matter what and let them find their way. He was an amazing, proud and devoted grandfather to his grandchildren. Natural and adopted alike. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them. His adventures and love of life were limitless. He lived life to the fullest and had stories along the way. His long-winded, detailed, and very animated stories will carry on through his friends and family that knew him well. I know he wasn't ready to say goodbye to this great big world. In his heart, he had many more adventures to be had and shared. Thank you to our family and friends who held mine, my sister's, and my aunt's hands through this very tough time. You helped us get through it all. To say he will be missed is an understatement. I take comfort in knowing I will carry him always. I carry him in my heart.
ROHN, Gary Raymond, Age 67, passed away April 20, in Fair Oaks, California, surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born on May 6, 1947, and was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Amy Joyce. He is survived by his daughters, Amanda (Victor) Jones and Marissa (Travis) Weller; sister, Gail; five grandchildren, Avery, Allison, Sydney, Xander, and Addyson; two nephews, Dennis (Rachael) and Darrin.
Gary attended West Carrollton High School, Miami University, and served his country in the US Air Force. He worked for over 20 years as a satellite engineer for Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling across the country in his RV, visiting friends along the way. He always made a trip for baseball spring training in Arizona with his close friend, Stephen McLaughlin. Upon his wishes, his earthly remains were donated to Stanford University for research.
There will be a memorial service in Dayton, Ohio, at a later date.
You were a good friend in '65, and a better friend in '15. I regret that we lived so far apart and had so little time to spend "catching up". Thank you, Gar, for being such an all around good guy. I miss you most.
From Linda Staten Moore on May 19th, 2015
Gary was the first boy I ever kissed! It was during the school musical, "Where's Charlie." He and I had to sing a smaltzy, mushy duet capped with a passionate kiss. We were 15! Mr. Dittman made us practice kissing on stage during rehearsals and everyone, except us, thought it was hilarious. Gary was such a gentleman with inexperienced me. Mr. Dittman gave him $10 and told him to take me on a date and practice!!!! While that date never happened, the onstage kiss did. When it came time for the big moment, I gathered up my courage and gave him a big smackeroo. He totally forgot his lines and replied,"Oh, thank you!" The audience broke into hysterics! IWe did, too! I will never forget Gary and his wonderful sense of humor.
SCHWEITZER, Lynn, Age 67, of Germantown, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at Sycamore Hospital after a brief illness. He retired from G.M. Truck and Bus Plant after 30 years of service and was a member of Germantown Eagles 2297. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julieanna (Lieser)Schweitzer. Lynn is survived by his wife, Sue, and daughter Jennifer Moore and her husband Jonathan of Farmersville, father Donald Sr of Miami Twp., brother Donald Jr. of Moraine, and granddaughters Hannah and Danielle Moore. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 8 P.M. at the App and Root Funeral Home, Germantown, with Rev Susan Hartman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 P.M Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Hospice of Dayton in Lynn's memory.
SCHWEITZER, Lynn Age 67 of Germantown passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at Sycamore Hospital after a brief illness. He was retired from G.M. Truck and Bus Plant after 30 years of service and was a member of Germantown Eagles 2297. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julieanna (Lieser)Schweitzer. Lynn is survived by his wife, Sue and daughter Jennifer Moore and her husband Jonathan of Farmersville, father Donald Sr of Miami Twp., brother Donald Jr. of Moraine and granddaughters Hannah and Danielle Moore. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8 P.M. at the Arpp and Root Funeral Home, Germantown, Rev Susan Hartman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 P.M Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donation to be made to Hospice of Dayton in Lynn's memory. On line condolences can be sent to arpprootfh.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary.aspx?n=lynn-schweitzer&pid=173958174&fhid=30181#sthash.mIvSDoHp.dpuf
DISSINGER - Phillip A. of Upper Brookville, NY, on December 22, 2013, age 67. Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Kathryn Marie. Also survived by Cheryl Linebaugh and several cousins from the Midwest. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas Glen Cove Fri. 4-8 pm. Interment Private. Donations may be made to UCPN 380 Washington Ave. Roosevelt NY 11575. DodgeThomas.com.
Published in Newsday on Dec. 26, 2013
POWELL, Sr. Rodney D. "Snake Eyes" 69 of Springboro passed away Friday morning, November 8, 2013, at Hospice of Butler-Warren County. He was born in Dayton the son of Harold and Aurelia (Hentrich) Powell. Rodney drove a school bus for the Springboro Board of Education for many years and was loved by many children that he transported. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard. Rodney is survived by his loving wife, Janet, two sons, Rod Jr. and Todd, a daughter, Wendy (Jason) McKnight, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, three brothers, Roger (Phyllis), Robert (Rita), and Rick (Karen) Powell, and a sister in law, Rosie Powell. Funeral services will be Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 40 N. Main St. Springboro. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 3:30 pm until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Butler-Warren County.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 10, 2013
KASTNER, Roger age 67, passed away on September 10th, 2013. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Kastner & his mother, Norma Kastner-Garman. He is survived by his brothers, Ron (Danella) Kastner, James (Brenda) Kastner, his nieces, Lisa (Miles) Back, Missy (Todd) Carter, nephew, Scott Kastner, great-nieces, Amanda Back, Kassidy Carter, great-nephews, Brendon Back, Dakota Carter & Dylan Carter. He enjoyed fishing & loved spending time with his family, with who he was very close. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Miamisburg. Visitation will be held Monday, September 16th, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home South Chapel from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, with a service immediately following at 2:30 PM. Tom Vorhis will be officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in West Carrollton. To leave the family a special message, visit www.Newcomerdayton.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News on September 12, 2013
Linda Gibson Greene passed away on May 13, 2010... She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Greene, two sons, Steven and Michael Greene, two daughters, Lisa Piatt and Michelle Turner, eight grandchildren, two brothers, and five sisters. She was laid to rest at Springboro Cemetary in Springboro, OH.
BARTON, Gary W. age 62, of Dayton, passed away Friday due to a motorcycle accident. Gary was born in Middlesboro, KY, to the late Charles Robert and Gladys Barton on May 23, 1947. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. He recently retired from General Motors. Gary is survived by two sons Todd Barton of Columbus, OH, and Tim Grove of Mechanicsville, VA, and a granddaughter. Graveside funeral services at the Dayton Veterans National Cemetery (BURIED AT: SECTION 19-B SITE 723 ). Gary loved life and loved to ride with his friends.
Arrangements SANNER FUNERAL HOME, WEST CARROLLTON.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/4/2010
MORAINE— The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the 62-year-old Moraine man who died after crashing his motorcycle on Ohio 4 on Friday, April 30, as Gary Barton of South Gettysburg Avenue. Barton was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. at Miami Valley Hospital, according to the coroner’s office. The accident happened sometime around 3:06 p.m. A preliminary investigation suggests that Barton was driving his 2007 Harley-Davidson west on Hemple Road, east of Ohio 4, which is Germantown Pike, according to Moraine Det. Paul Guess. Barton was behind two other riders. “He lost control and went over the handlebars” and hit the pavement, Guess said of Barton, who was not wearing a helmet. Paramedics took Barton to Miami Valley Hospital. Crash investigators have not determined why Barton lost control and are checking if alcohol was a factor.
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JONES, James Doyal., 63, postal service employee and retired sheriff's department employee of Johnson City, died Sunday (11/15/09). Survived by wife Kathi. Visitation 5 p.m. today, Crofts Funeral Home, Johnson City. Services 3 p.m. Wednesday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Blanco. Published in Austin American-Statesman on November 17, 2009
James Doyal Jones, formerly of Moraine, passed away in Johnson City, TX, on November 15, 2009. He passed away at home following a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. He was a 1965 West Carrollton graduate. He proudly served in Viet Nam with the US Army. He was a retired Corrections Officer and had a second career with the US Post Office. He was a loving husband to Kathi; proud father to Jennifer, Joshua, Emily, and Sarah Beth; devoted grandfather to Noah; a loving son to his mother, Mildred Jones, and late father, William; loyal brother to Brenda Gray, Junior & Eddie, and his late brother, Tommy. A graveside memorial service will be Saturday, July 3, at 11 am at Evergreen Cemetery in West Carrollton. The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Junior Jones, at 2 pm.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 6/27/2010
Christopher E. Wasser, "The Wass" went home to his final resting place with the Lord on 7/27/09. Survived by his loving wife, Victoria Wasser; loving sisters-in-law, Cheryl Musgrove & Lori Hanke; brother-in-law Randy Frank; mother-in-law, Ferne Frank; nephews, Shane Musgrove, Corey Musgrove, Collin Cammarata: niece, Jessica Hanke. great nephews, Calib Musgrove; great-niece, Rylee Musgrove. Chris is preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Wasser, and his Mother, Louise M. Wasser. Chris worked 25 years in pharmaceutical sales for Burroughs Welcome, Glaxo Smith Kline & Bristol Myers Squibb. Honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps & the US Navy. Graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. Chris loved to make people laugh and left behind some wonderful friends. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the HPH Hospice of Hernando/Pasco. He has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you. So we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid." ~ Hebrews 13:5-6 Friends may call at Pinecrest Funeral Chapel on Mariner Blvd, Thursday, July 30, 2009, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 4:00 pm, with Reverend Chet Okopski officiating. Pincrest Funeral Chapels Springhill, FL
Chris was a great friend growing up. I wanted to share this picture of Chris, Bill Curtis, and myself. It was taken at our swearing in ceremony after we joined United States Navy. I transferred to the Marines, Chris transferred to the Marines sometime later.
THATCHER, Charles Lloyd, 62, died June 15, 2009. Born October 31, 1946, in Dayton, OH. Preceded in death by his Father, Lloyd Thatcher, who passed away June 17, 2008, he is survived by his loving Mother, Vee Thatcher, who resides in Ocala, FL. A long-time resident of Dayton, he moved to Kokomo, IN, in 1994, where he retired from GM. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving honorably in the Army. Charles was a true Harley Davidson enthusiast. He was known and admired for building the fastest motors anywhere. He enjoyed billiards winning tournaments in Dayton and Kokomo. His 6'5" smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial will be held at the Kokomo VFW Post 1152 at a later date. A memorial run to Oregonia Hill Climb will be held in October. Any donations should be made to your local VFW Post. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/3/2009
BERNER, Linda K "Nana" Age 62, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009. She lived and loved it until the day she died. She was born February 8, 1947, in Dayton to the late Janet (Grove) and Benjamin Adams Jr. Linda graduated from West Carrollton High School in 1965. She retired from the city of Moraine (Civic Center) on November 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her uncle Richard Adams. Linda is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 39 years, David J Berner Sr.; her children Crystal Rae (Eric) Morrow, of Parker City, IN, David J Valerie) Berner Jr., of Dayton, Belinda Mary (Jonathan) Requarth, of Kettering; brothers Dale (Rita) Adams, of West Carrollton and Kenneth (Lori) Adams, of St. Cloud, FL; sister Donna Evans; brother-in-law Stephen Berner; sister-in-law Carol Berner; 4 beautiful grandchildren Amber Nicole Morrow, of West Lafayette, IN, Kelli-Jo Rae Morrow, of Parker City, IN, Joshua David Requarth and Briana Marie Requarth, of Kettering; nieces Jennifer, Julie, Jessica, Deana Murphy, Holly Evans, and Michelle Adams; and nephew James (Amy) Berner. Linda was a kind person who was full of life and laughter. She was known to the neighborhood kids as Mom Berner. She never let anyone go hungry. She loved her pets; Lady Pearl Prancer (Rest in peace momma's home), Kiwi & Zoie. She loved to vacation, especially in Hawaii & her beloved Gatlinburg with her family. She had a passion for ceramics and chatting with her internet friends.
Published in the Dayton Daily News from 2/28/2009 - 3/1/2009
TEWELL, K. Gary, Age 59, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007. He was a beloved husband & best friend of Jeanne (Hu) Tewell, loving father of his daughter Tracee, son Patrick & grandson Caleb. He is also survived by his mother, Charlotte (Kindle) Tewell & brother Bruce. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Marshall Tewell, on Dec. 18, 1973. A longtime member of Unity Church of Dayton for over 30 years, as well as teaching the youth group for 15 yrs. and worked with prison ministry. He was a man who truly served others. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 23, 2007, at 6 PM with a visitation from 5 PM until the time of service at Unity Church, 6741 Chambersburg Rd. Huber Heights. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family in lieu of flowers. Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home, Centerville Chapel, in care of arrangements. He is a man that will truly be missed.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/16/2007.
Layton, Carl L. II, Born in Lima, OH, on September 14, 1946, and passed away after a three-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the age of 60 years. Dear husband of Darlene. Father of Carla, Carl III, and Chad. Stepfather of Jerry (Alma) Huber and Julie (Joe) Cannizzo. Grandfather of Kayla and Jack. Son of Carl L. Layton I. (Donna). Brother of Chris and Jeffery. Best friend and cousin of Steve. Also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Special thanks to the caregivers and staff at St. Luke's 12th floor, Dr. Divgi, and Staff at Oncology Alliance. Private family services were held. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES Gillette Johnson, Johnson & Reiss 414-761-2750 Guest Book & Directions www.heritagefuneral.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on 3/30/2007
CLENSY, Ronald Eugene, Age 59, of Bexley, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2006. He was born on December 8, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio, to Ruth and Kenneth E. Clensy. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth E., and his mother-in-law, Johnnie Moseley. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Moseley Clensy; son, Forrest Brooks Clensy; mother, Ruth Clensy of Fairborn; aunt, Helen Termuhlen of Miamisburg; father-in-law, Dr. Thomas P. Moseley of Montgomery, AL; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Vickie Moseley of Bradenton, FL; nieces, Courtney (Matt) O'Brien of Tifton, GA, Herring Moseley of Bradenton, FL; cousins, Dick (Amanda) Termuhlen of Bexley, David (Paula) Termuhlen of Kettering, Doug Termuhlen of Miamisburg. Ron was an architect with NBBJ and a member of Bexley United Methodist Church Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at the SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State St., with Dr. Frank Luschinger, Senior Minister of Bexley United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:30 am until the time of service. Contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of Bexley United Methodist Church.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 10/22/2006.
Daniel Martin "Dan" Kingery, 57, of Priest River, passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2005, in Newport, Wash., following heart failure. Dan was born September 3, 1947, in West Carrollton, Ohio the son of Rowdy and Jean Bowen. He graduated from West Carrollton High School in 1965 and attended college in Dayton, Ohio. Dan joined the United States Air Force in 1966 and served three years during the Vietnam War as an air rescue firefighter. On December 24, 1973, he married Linda Marie Cary in Fresno, Calif., and moved to Priest River, ID. in 1974. Dan has worked for 17 years as a machinist millwright with the Ponderay Newsprint Company in Usk. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and everything to do with the outdoors. He is remembered for his great sense of humor, his ability to make everyone laugh, and his love for his family. Dan is survived by his wife Linda at the family home; four sons: Chris Kingery of San Francisco, Calif.; Tom (and Kristi) Kingery of Fort Hood, Texas; Ron (and Tammy) Kingery of Priest River; David (and Nicole) Kingery of Priest River; and five grandchildren. Survivors also include his mother, Jean Bowen of Ohio; one sister, Mindy (and Gary) Hall; and one brother, Tim (and Linda) Bowen; all of Ohio. Dan was preceded in death by his father, Rowdy. Funeral Services were held on September 3, 2005, at the Congregational Church in Priest River. Arrangements are made through Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River. Memorial contributions may be made in Dan's name to an account set up at Panhandle State Bank for Toys for Tots and the Sharing Tree.
Priest River Times (Priest River, Idaho) 9/8/05
FRANK, Terral "Terry" P. age 58 of Washington Township, passed
away unexpectedly Sunday, June 19, 2005 at his home.
Terry was born June 18, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio. He served our country in the United States Army as a MP during the Vietnam Era.
He is survived by his son, Collin Cammarata; mother, Ferne E. Frank; brother, Randy Frank; sisters, Vicki Wasser, Cheryl Musgrove, and Lori Hanke; grandsons, Cross and Joey Cammarata; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William P. Frank. He was a loving son, father, and grandfather.
Burial in Dayton National Cemetery.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 6/23/2005.
BAKER, John H. Age 58, of 7534 Finch Court, Carlisle, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Jack and Betty (Gunder) Baker. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, a member of the Franklin Bass Club, Carlisle Boosters, a member of the Eagles of Middletown and Moose Lodge of Miamisburg. John was also an avid football fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Danny. He is survived by his wife Lynn, daughters Heather Baker of West Carrollton and Jeniffer Baker of Carlisle, a son Daniel of Carlisle, a brother, James Baker of Dayton, grandchildren, Dylan, Brayten, and Morgan, and many dear friends and relatives. Funeral services will be at 11:00 Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. 2nd St., Franklin. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 7 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Miamisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Please visit www.andersonfuneralhomes.com to share a memory in the family guest book.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/25/2005.
DUNCAN, Steve age 57, of Orlando, FL., formerly of West Carrollton, passed away on April 21, 2005. Steve was a long-time employee of Disney World in Orlando. He was born May 20, 1947, to the late James & Grace (Watkins) Duncan. Steve was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister Betsy Kidwell. He is survived by two sisters, Naomi Krull, Jacquelyn & Woody Bowman, brother Roger & Carol Duncan, brother-in-law Artie Kidwell, nieces and nephews Nicki & Keith Wright, Connie & Don Eberson, Jerri & Preston Gaddis, Angi & Phil Mrozinski, Jenni Fannin, Terry & Kim Adkins, Jim & Chris Adkins, Joe & Monna Adkins, Susan & Joe Bavaro, Julie Adkins, Cindi Duncan, Jill Duncan, Tyler Duncan, Joie & Tom Clements and many loving great nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be Monday, April 25, 2005, at 11:00 am, at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 26 Locust St., West Carrollton, with Pastor Beth Corl officiating. Burial will follow services at Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the SANNER FUNERAL HOME, 800 ALEX RD., WEST CARROLLTON. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/23/2005.
HECK JR., LOUIS GEORGE, Lou Heck, CPA, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, of prostate cancer. Born in Indianapolis in 1946, Louie played drums for the marching band of West Carrollton High School. His ability to move his hands and feet independently not only made him a superior dancer but an accomplished drummer. Through various garage band incarnations, his ultimate group was renown for its smash hit, "Hang On Sloopy." After graduating from the University of Dayton (Go Flyers! Make them relinquish the ball, hey!) with his accounting degree, he came to Florida, where his mother had roots in Pine Castle. A lifetime of public accounting provided him with a wealth of client friends and a strong sense of community service. He excelled at counseling others, and his opinions, while varied, were never subtle. His membership in the Elks and Masons afforded him many opportunities to anonymously assist numerous causes. His unceasing spirit and exuberant humor are our strongest memories. His passion for the great outdoors included years of successful turkey hunting, unsuccessful deer hunting, one bear escape, and two fire pit escapes. He spent years sailing throughout the Caribbean, surviving being demasted, live turkey shipments, and eating cold, canned okra. Predeceased by his father, Louie is survived by his wife, Leslie; mother, June Sunday; sons, Lloyd and Ryan; their mother, Joyce; beloved daughters-in-law, Amy and Johannah; adored grandsons, Robbie and Caleb; "father," Julian Revels; girl comma friend Joann Lacey; and a wide array of stepsiblings, aunts, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held Monday, February 14, 2005, from 6-8 PM at the Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home Winter Garden Chapel, 1148 East Plant St., Winter Garden, FL. An Elks Memorial Service will be at 7 PM. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at 10 AM, at Woodlawn Memorial Park, with Masonic Rites. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hospice Memorial Fund, Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. The family also requests that all men over 25 get a PSA test annually. Funeral services are entrusted to COLLISON CAREY HAND FUNERAL HOME WINTER GARDEN CHAPEL, 1148 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. 407-877-6700.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 2/11/2005.
Patricia C. Lauricella March 22, 1947 - Feb. 6, 2005
Patricia Carole Lauricella, 57, of Crossville, passed away on Feb. 6, 2005. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Lauricella will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Cumberland Worship Center, with funeral services beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Linus Vaughn will officiate, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens. Mrs. Lauricella was born on March 22, 1947, in Paris, KY. She retired in 2003 after being employed with Delbar Products, Inc. for 21 years, where she had worked as a quality analyst/documents coordinator. She was a member of Cumberland Worship Center. Survivors include her husband, Anthony J. Lauricella of Crossville; son, Brandon Willis of Richmond, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and James Barthelemy of Crossville; parents, James Arnold and Mary Cooper of Crossville; brother, James A. Cooper Jr. of Springboro, OH; sister-in-law, Beth Garber; beloved niece, Deanne Lauricella of Crossville; nephews, John and Jeff Cooper of Springboro, OH; and numerous cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bread of Life Mission, Helping Hands Prison, and Outreach Ministries. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Crossville, TN Chronicle February 2005
ROSS, Jona Louise age 55, of 40 Aloha Dr., Moraine, passed away suddenly at her home on Wednesday, May 1, 2002. A member of the Moraine Heights Baptist Church and Moraine Eagles.
She is survived by her daughter Drema Ross of Columbus, OH, adopted son James Michael Fortney of West Carrollton, two grandchildren Danielle Ross of Columbus, OH, and Jeffrey Jones of Miamisburg; parents James V. Ross and wife Ann of Miamisburg and Clara (Gore) Yanity of Moraine; 2 sisters Mary Wilson of Moraine, and Brenda Adams and husband Merill of Irvine, KY, brother Joe Morrison of VA, and several nieces and nephews. Burial Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
KUCK, Danny J. 54, formerly of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 22, 2002, in California. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Phillis Kuck, sister Sandy (Mike) Staten, niece and nephew, Neely and Joseph Staten, and great nephew Drake Hansen. It was Dan's wish that there be no visitation, and requested a private service for family only. A celebration of life memorial service will be held in California at a later date.
Age 54 of Union passed away Saturday January 19, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mildred Clauss. He is survived by his former spouse and best friend Donna Clauss. Two sons survive him; Eri and Joseph Clauss, as do two daughters, Julie Wheeler and husband John and Jessica Clauss, as well as a special grandson JonathanWheeler. James was a 1965 graduate of West Carrollton High Schools and a 1977 graduate of Ohio University. Interment will be in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published DDN: 23 Jan 2002
Note: The original bio had his WCHS graduation date as 1963, but upon further research in our 1963-1965 yearbooks and the 2006 WCHS Alumni Directory, the 1965 date is correct. JG/10Mar14
GRIFFIN, Ronald A. age 53, of West Carrollton, died suddenly Tuesday, October 17, 2000. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur A. He is survived by his mother Geneva of West Carrollton, daughter Tonya Walters & husband Jeff of Celina, OH., step-son Mike Gessner & wife Dawn of West Carrollton, brother Arthur A. Griffin II of West Carrollton, grandchild Tyler; niece Erin and many other relatives and friends.
Age 51, of Dayton, passed away Friday, June 12, 1998, at Hospice of Dayton. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Jami Lung & husband Richard, of Cincinnati, and Brittaney Leigh Brown, at home; step-sons, Shane M. Paul & wife Sylvia, of Long Island, NY., and Sean M. Paul & wife Mia, of Columbus; brother, Gordon & wife Faye of Miamisburg; and grandson, Shane M. Paul III. William was a member of First Baptist Church of West Carrollton and was retired from Armco Steel. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery
SMITH, Randall L., age 47, of Kettering, passed away on Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and an employee of Delco Chassis for 27 years.
He was preceded in death by his sister Connie L. Smith Pike in June 1979.
Survived by two sons, Ryan L. Smith and Rodney L. Smith, both of Kettering, his parents William R. and Thelma L Smith of Dayton; a sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Scott Gibbons of West Carrollton; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Deborah Smith of Germantown. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery
SNOOTS, Charles R., 43, of West Carrollton, passed away Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Charles was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam conflict. He was employed at Southview Hospital as a nuclear medicine technologist. Survived by his wife, Melann, daughter, Sonya, parents Charles A. and Inez Snoots of Miami Township, brother Donald Snoots of Tx, sister Carol Snoots of Miami Township
I was a friend of Chuck's at Ohio University and hadn't heard from him since the mid 70's. I just found out today from another OU alum that Chuck had passed away over 20 years away. I'm very sorry to hear he's gone . I wish the best for Melann and Sonya.
From Dennis Cartwright on March 7th, 2014
I think of my buddy Chuck often, wish he were still here.
HAMMOND, Kenneth R. (Hambone), age 42, of Dayton, died on January 20, 1989. A native of Dayton, Hambone was a well respected member of the Dayton Outlaws for over 15 years and a Vietnam Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Janet; his son, Steven of Kingwood, TX.; his parants, Ada & Elsworth Perry of Lexington, KY.; uncles Earl Abrahms of Lexington, John Abrams, Carl Abrams; aunts Edna Cox all of Camden, OH. Numerous cousins. Burial at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Debbie was a co-worker (St. Elizabeth's) and my roommate when we lived together '68-'69 on Shantz Ave. Our landlords George and Carol lived below us. Her boyfriend and my 1st husband were co-workers at Hauer Music on Far Hills. We had great times as roommates...2 young women working, renting the upper floor of a house and supporting each other in terms of dating young men. I called her "Debbie Daytripper" and attended boat races with her at Eastwood Lake.
Debbie was my matron of honor in 1969 and I participated in her wedding at Holy Angels Church 2/14/70
In later years I visited with she, Brigetta and Ashley when she lived in Kettering. I also went to Debbie's visitation.
Rest in Peace, Debbie.
In my 71st year, I have not forgotten you, your family and the good times we had.
Hi Joe. Yes, your message put me in a bit of a grief tailspin but what you're doing is so appreciated and admirable. I cannot thank you enough. Mom is buried next to her best friend, her Mom, Bettye J Flagg, at Highland Cemetery in Miamisburg. Dad passed in 1983 and is buried at the Dayton VA Cemetery. Thank you so much, and I hope you have a wonderful reunion. Best wishes, Jeff
Greetings. I am Penny's son. She was an amazing, strong, beautiful woman whom I miss every single day (and it has been almost 30 years since she passed.) You might remember Mr. Hall from shop class - well - that was her husband and my father. Though troubles beset the two, they raised two grounded, responsible, and loving children. This is actually very painful to write even after all of these years. Thank you for offering a memorial space for Mom and just know, she cared deeply for all of you and her legacy continues through myself and my brother, and, her 10 year old Granddaughter who looks just like her. Have a great reunion and again, thank you for being Mom's friends!
West Carrollton Police Officer Died in Line of Duty
Patrolman Fred Beard was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed during a pursuit of a robbery suspect. The suspect vehicle stopped on I-75, and as Patrolman Beard exited his patrol car, he was struck by the semi. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 81 years in prison in connection with the incident.
Sewell, Robert L. III age 18, of 5618 Hollyhock Dr. near West Carrollton, died early Saturday morning from injuries received in an auto accident. He was a native of Greenville, Oh, a resident here for the past four years. A graduate of West Carrollton High School class of 1965, he was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and was employed as an apprentice at the Buckeye Tool Co. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Sewell Jr.; 1 brother, Steven Allen at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ann Brown, Ansonia, Oh.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Weese, Greenville, Oh.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. at Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton
on 1/25/1966. Pastors Lorin Spenny and Sam Hoeflick officiating. Interment Greenville Cemetary.
The combined city-county traffic death toll jumped to 47 yesterday with the death of a 15-year-old West Carrollton boy. The victim, Gary Lee Brane, son of Mr. & Mrs. William R. Brane, 3180 Alexandersville-Bellbrook Road, was struck by a car around 7:30 pm Saturday while riding his bike. He died at 1:55 pm yesterday in Miami Valley Hospital.
The driver of the car was not cited, according to sheriff's deputies. Investigators said the youth was riding west on the 3200 block of Alex-Bell Rd and apparently tried to cross the road. Lucas smashed into the rear of the bike after trying to swerve around it, officers explained.