KRONENBERG, Roy, Age 83, of Pompano Beach, Fl, passed away on November 8, 2021 per his wife. No additional information is available at this time.




FULTON, Thomas, Age 83 of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on Thursday, May 6, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy in 1992, and his parents, Elmer and Ruth Fulton. Thomas is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas (Stephanie) Fulton II of Springboro and Timothy (Crystal) Fulton of Dayton, grandchildren, Katherine,Thomas, Maxwell and Adrianna Fulton. Tom graduated from Wilbur Wright High School in 1956, then from UD in 1959 with a degree in electrical engineering, and again in 1970 with a degree in business economics. He was employed by the USPS for 42 years. The family would like to thank Miami Valley Hospital 4th floor heart and vascular team. A visitation will take place Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 5-8pm at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BELMONT. A private graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be expressed to the family online at


SMITH, Patricia I. age 82 of Huber Heights, OH passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at her residence. She was born January 30, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to Arthur and Margaret (Puckett) Zwiesler. Patricia married James R. Smith, Sr. on April 27, 1957 in Dayton, OH. Pat worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for 40 years, retiring in 2012. She loved bowling, crocheting for loved ones, traveling with her friends and making memories to last a lifetime. Pat especially loved her dogs, Kid and Lilly, which kept her on her toes and kept her smiling. She could be found helping others in many different ways, and was always there when you needed her. Pat stayed connected with friends and coworkers over the years, frequently bowling and meeting for lunch with them. She was feisty and was not one to mince any words. Pat loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Brad) Czupryn and Debbie Porter; five grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Czupryn, Joshua and Jessica Porter and Emily O'Hearn; a great grandchild, Hazel Jackson; loving companion, Larry Crum; sisters, Mary Jane (Richard) Stidham and Marlene (Richard) Kohlbacher; a brother, Robert (Bonnie) Schwartz; a half sister, Cathy Roseberry; a half brother Michael Zwiesler; and numerous other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur Zwiesler and Margaret Schwartz; her husband James R. Smith, Sr., and her son, James R. Smith, Jr.. A Walk Through Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432. Burial to follow the visitation at Bellbrook Cemetery, Bellbrook, OH.


WIEDEKE, Lee Of Kettering, Ohio, died August 5, 2020, at the age of 82. Lee was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Wilbur Wright High School and attended the University of Dayton. His entire career was with Shrebco Manufacturing in the Finance Department. Lee was an active member of Church of the Incarnation, Moraine Country Club, The 49ers and the Milton Athletic Club. He leaves behind his loving wife of 25 years, Sue Ann Wiedeke; three stepchildren, Joe (Malania) Maloney, Mike (Cathy) Maloney and Molly (David) Purdy, as well as five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Lee's funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 8th, at Church of the Incarnation with burial immediately following at David's Cemetery in Kettering. TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Dayton Foundation at


Evans, Ruth. No additional information available due to verbal communication from out of town.

, Marilyn. No additional information available due to verbal communication from out of town.

Hobson, Norma. No additional information available due to verbal communication from out of town.

, Mary. No additional information available due to verbal communication.

Geraldine. No additional information available due to verbal communication from out of town.


YATES Janet L. "Jan" (Ostendorf) Age 82, of Centerville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Jan was born on November 21, 1937, in Dayton to the late Richard and Pirvous Yates. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Bernard "Benny" Ostendorf; son, Daniel "Dan" Ostendorf; siblings, Richard Yates Jr, Beverly Cochrane, and Paul Yates. She is survived by her daughters, Christina Ostendorf and Kimberly Jordan; two grandchildren, Kassidi and Austin Jordan; sisters, Barbara Yates, Arlene (John) Howard, Darlene (Dan) Stockstill; brother Gary (Donna) Yates; loving family dog Boots and many nieces, nephews, a large and wonderful extended family, and many good friends. Jan was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School. She attended Sinclair College, where she later worked and retired. She was a member of St. Charles Parish. She was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. Family and friends and all that knew her will cherish her memory and miss her beautiful personality. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45429. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering, Ohio 45429. Burial Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pink Ribbon Girls, 32 E. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371 Condolences may be sent to


JAMES, W. Douglas  Age 81 of Kettering, passed Monday, June 22, 2020. Doug retired after many years in international sales at Dayton Progress. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, his mother, Geneva Osborne James and his father Homer James. Doug is survived by his 3 daughters: Michelle James, Melissa Norris and Melanie (Robert) Lindeman and 7 grandchildren: Ryan (Maria) Rabold, Robbie, Kira and Madison Lindeman, Chandler, Madison and Allison Yancey, 1 great-grandchild, Aaron Rabold and his longtime loving companion, Hala Saltsman. Viewing and services at Westbrock Funeral Home, Wayne Ave., from 10:00-11:00 AM on Thursday, June 25 with the funeral service beginning at 11:00am. Burial following at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the The Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Envelopes available at the funeral home.


DeSPAIN, Gail M Age 82, formerly of Vandalia, of Kettering, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents Colin and Eula DeSpain. Gail was a 1956 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School. He was Past President and member of Miami Valley Golf Club since 1977. Gail worked at EF Hutton and retired from UBS as a Financial Advisor when he was 75 and enjoyed golfing on a regular basis. Survived by his wife 0f 60 years Susan, 2 daughters Carrie Schauer and Linda Mays, 2 sons Jeff (Jane) of FL, Greg (Laurie) of Englewood, 5 granddaughters Autumn, Trisha (Brent) Strayer, Daniele (Jason) van Dijk, Alexandria and Samantha, 4 great grandchildren Mya, Maverick, Halle and Maddox, sister, Shirley White of Atlanta, GA, 2 brothers Robert (Ruthann) of Springfield, Raymond (Sallee) of Richmond, IN, and several other family and dear friends. Preceded in death by son-in-law Mark Mays and brother-in-law Roland White, and sister Dolores Southard. Forever in our Hearts. Services 11 am Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church 9100 N. Main St. by Pastor Steve. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ohio Hospice of Dayton or Athletes in Action in Gail's memory. Online condolences for the family may be sent to


CARR, Kenneth M. “Ken” , 82, of Kettering, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Kettering Medical Center. He was born December 20, 1937 in Versailles, Kentucky the son of William and Lena (Dennison) Carr.  Ken retired from NCR in 2000 after 36 years of service. He volunteered with the Dayton Historical Society working with their archives. Ken was a member of Trinity Church in Miamisburg where he also assisted the church with their archives. Ken enjoyed the Wright State Raiders and the Dayton Dragons and he loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his son, William (Anna) Carr; grandchildren, Sarah, Kyle and Madelyn; brother, Keith (Sharon) Carr; sisters-in-law, Judy (George) Johnson, Jeanelle (Scott) Higgins and Vivian P. North; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 58 years, Peggy Carr; as well as his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy (Thomas Scott) Quigley.  A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday at Trinity Church, 203 E. Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342 with Rev. Dr. Joel Getts officiating. Burial will follow at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Church or to Dayton Children’s Hospital, Attn: Foundation, One Children’s Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

FARRIS, Georgeanna Lee (Goarcher) was born on January 22, 1937 in Dayton, OH and passed away on February 27, 2019.

Charles D. “Doug” , 81, of Lebanon, Ohio, died Feb. 10, 2019 at Ohio Living Quaker Heights, in Waynesville, after an extended illness.

Mr. Stovall was born Dec. 27, 1937, in Muhlenberg County, Ky., and later moved to Dayton. He was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School in 1956. He was a high school football player, later playing semi-pro for the Dayton Triangles.

After being in business with his father as a ceramic tile craftsman, he pursued his horse racing career in the mid 1970s. He was an owner, trainer, and driver until his health prevented him from being active. As the owner of Firethorn Shirley he was proud that all her offspring took a mark of 1:58.4 or better.

Other notable horses he owned or trained were Flea Market, Sister Sunray, Stoman, Marley, and Swango. The highlight of his racing career was a horse called Youlookhot, who was named 2017 Older Pacer of the Year by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association.

He loved watching the races and all sports, playing cards, and took pride in mowing the paddocks and yard. He was a member of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, United States Trotting Association, and the Lebanon Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his son, Doug; daughter, Debi Farquhar; parents, Brooks and Nancy Irene Stovall; and sister, Bettie Carole George. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lois; children, Kelley Brown, Angi, Chris and Mark; stepchildren, William Freeze and Barry Freeze; grandchildren, Jessica Fitzgerald, Kara Berger, Kristin Farquhar, Cody, Brittany Eades, Austin Duncan, Barry Langley, Jeremy Langley, Dylan Pittman, and Justin Sutherland; several great-grandchildren; brother, James; sister, Carolyn Young; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends including Larry Landon, Al Van Schaik, Mel Stanley, and Mary Lou Stovall.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 23) at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. The family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Quaker Heights for the incredible and loving care of Mr. Stovall, especially during his final days.

Age 80, of Morgantown, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. There was no service for him at his request.

McGHEE, Gary R
. Age 80, of Ketteriung, passed away Sept. 22, 2018.
Known to his friends as “Biggie”, he was a native of Dayton, Biggie attended Wilbur Wright High School, graduating in 1956. He retired from DP&L after 43 years. Preceded in death by mother, Katherine (Burger) and father, Glendon “Woody”, and brother, Ron “Moose” McGhee. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Anna Mae (Arthur), son Fred (Jennifer), Jim (Chris), and daughter Lee Ann (Tony). 4 grandchildren, Brianna Towne (Brad), Anne Knapke, Megan and CJ McGhee. And 3 great grandchildren. We would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Manish Sheth for his outstanding care. A celebration of Biggie’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4-8pm at NCR Country Club 4435 Dogwood Trail, Kettering, OH 45429

SHEA, Joan E. (Danley), age 80 of Dayton, passed away April 19, 2018. She was born November 12, 1937 in Dayton to the late Richard and Evelyn Shea. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Danley; and infant daughter, Brenda Danley. Joan is survived by her children: Robert, Julie, Richard and Mark (Lisa); grandchildren: Linda (Ben), Kelly, Kyle, Steven, Katy and Olivia; great-grandchildren: Caitlin, Abigail, Faith, Kelan, Gary and Asher; brothers and sisters: Jean, Dan (Mary), Sharon, Patricia (Jim) and Martha; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Joan was a very talented professional floral designer. She was a military spouse who was well traveled. Joan was a great cook, loved to decorate and entertain, but most of all she was an incredible mom and grandma. Visitation will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Newcomer North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Road, where the funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Burial to follow at Dayton National Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Joan's memory to the Alzheimer's Association. To send a special message to the family, please click on Share Memories.

JONES, Shirley A. age 80 passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Kettering Medical Center. Shirley was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio to the late Raymond and Sarah(Evans)Potts. She was a 1956 Graduate of Wilbur Wright High School and remained in contact with classmates over the years. Shirley was a member of Third Street Baptist Church and attended Memorial United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile and Eastern Star. She is preceded in death by her sister Karon Neal. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Dwayne Jones, and their children: Greg (Shari) Jones, and...

CUNNINGHAM, John Ray Age 80 of Beavercreek, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Village at the Greene. He was born October 27, 1937 in John Cunningham ObituaryDayton, Ohio the son of Robert and Mary Cunningham. Hobbies include fishing and boating at Indian Lake and spending time at the Milton Athletic Club. Veteran of the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy Cunningham; first wife, Theresa Ann Kramer Cunningham. John is survived by his wife Mary; sons, Donald L (Gisela) Cunningham and Robert C. Cunningham; step-sons, Barry MacFarland, Brad (Kristen) MacFarland, Gordon B (Christy) MacFarland, Clint (Lissa) Kadel; sisters, Kathleen Morgan, Sally (Don) McBride; brother, Richard Cunningham; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by many family and friends. At the request of the family a private memorial service will be conducted on a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in John's name to Hospice of Dayton Please visit to share a memory in the family guest book. Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 8, 2018

BROWN, Donald Kenneth , age 80 of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born January 7, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Donald and Bertha B. Brown. Donald was a 1956 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School. He was a veteran of the U.S army where he was a Staff Sergeant. He was a past President Associate Section Dayton Board of Realtors, 22 years as a Real Estate agent and spent 12 years as a Kettering youth football coach. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Richard W. Brown and son, Donald Troy Brown. Survived by former wife, Gail Brown; stepsons, Rodney E. Sorg, Timothy J. Sorg; granddaughter, Bailey G. Looker, grandson, Bradley Cheatham; friends, Jody Manzo, Tyler Disney, John and Vera Tangeman; special friends from Wilbur Wright: Otto Hohms and Dave Swartz; loyal companion and best friend Presley. To my father, mother and past friends who help set the frame work of my life I thank you all, may God bless you. At the request of the family memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Please visit to share a memory in the family guest book.

ZUG, Ralph H. "Sonny", age 80, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018 after a long battle with health issues. He donated his body to Wright State for medical research. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary C. Zug. Children Daniel Zug, Ceci Frazee, Lori Zug and Chris (John) Zug. Grandchildren, James (Jessica) Frazee and Ryan Jordan. Great granddaughter Audrey Frazee. Brother and sisters, Don Zug, Joan (Tom) McDonald, Janice Fader and Doris Coates. There will be no viewing or funeral, but there will be a memorial service in the near future. Published in Dayton Daily News on March 6, 2018

Siscoe, Nyla Jo, Age 80 passed away on February 15, 2018 in Tampa Fla.per her son. No additional information is available.



FENNER, Mary Patricia "Pat", age 79 of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on December 29, 2017. She was born in Pennington Gap, VA to the late Inez (nee Arnold) and Eugene Mary Patricia Fenner obituary photoNewman. She is preceded in death by her husband, Benny Fenner; siblings, William (Barbara) Newman, Douglas Newman; and Dianne (Gary) Morris. She is survived by her children, April Allen Poe, Mike Allen, Amy (Eugene) Langone, Tracy (Jerry) West, and Mark (Lisa) Fenner; grandchildren, David (Lyndsay) Payne, Nicole Langone (James Morrissey), and John Langone; great grandchildren, Caraline Mary Payne and Layla Rose Payne; sister Kay (Fred) Bowman; and sister in law, Phyllis Newman. She was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School, a member of Gamma Tau Chapter of Sigma Beta Sorority and an active member of Belmont United Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a loving, generous person with a sense of humor. A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BELMONT CHAPEL with Pastor Randy Coleman officiating. The family will receive friends from 10am until the time of services at the funeral home. Final resting place Valley View Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

POWELL, George
Thomas , Age 82  died instantly in an auto accident on July 12, 2017. His wife and love of his life Gwenda PURVIS ( Powell) age 79, died 10 days later on July 22, 2017 due to injuries and complications from the accident. Tom was a devoted husband, loving supportive father, grandfather and uncle. He loved his family with everything he had. He was known for his kindness, devotion, sense of humor and love of silver. He was a God loving man who made a difference and never knew a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leslie Powell and sister Jean Cotterman. He lead a full wonderful life including surviving the bombing of Pearl Harbor at age 7. He was an accomplished mathematician, Tool and Die Designer specializing in tab dies for pop top cans, and retired Owner of Precision Ratios, Inc. Tool and Die Shop. Gwenda Powell (Purvis) is now dancing free and worshiping her Savior. She left this world due to injuries and complications from the auto accident. She was a loving, devoted mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend. Friendship was her gift and she gave it freely. Her devotion to her daughter, husband and grandsons was immense. Her excitement about Jesus was infectious to those around her. She was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Berniece Purvis. They leave behind their only child and daughter Dawn Rene' Thomas, son in law Jerry, grandsons Dayne, Joel (Ryah) Corey (Krisha) and Jamie. Sister Pauline Landhuis (Krieg), sister Sondra Sano, brother and sister In law David and Barbara Purvis, a host of nephew and nieces, friends both old and new. A celebration of life service will be held for them at Kettering Assembly of God 2250 E. Stroop Rd. on Fri., July 28, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 with dinner to follow. Anyone who desires to share will be able to do so at that time. In lieu of flowers, do an act of kindness, buy someone groceries, or make amends with a friend or loved one. Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Published in Dayton Daily News from July 26 to July 27, 2017

MEYER, Judith Ann (Berzeny)
, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Judy was born on May 4, 1938 in Dayton, OH to the late Jack and Cora Meyer. In addition to her parents, Judy is preceded in death by her brother, Mike Meyer. She is survived by son, Timothy Berzeny; daughter, Jennifer Abernathy; grandchildren, Nick Thomason and Hillary Ingram; great grandchildren, David, Andrew, William, Autumn, and Regan; sister, Kathy (Don) Marshall, as well as a nephew, and several nieces. Judy was a retiree from General Motors and enjoyed traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends. She was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Family will receive friends on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with a service following at 12:00 pm at the chapel at Calvary Cemetery, 1625 Calvary Ave., Dayton, OH 45409.

age 79 passed away after a brief illness Monday, July 3, 2017. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jerald Conklin of Woodstock, Georgia, who passed away  leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Jerald Conklin to pay them a last tribute.

COOK, John
age 79 passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was living in Flordia at the time of his death.

POTTS, Shirley A. (Jones)
age 80 passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Kettering Medical Center. Shirley was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio to the late Raymond and Sarah(Evans)Potts. She was a 1956 Graduate of Wilbur Wright High School and remained in contact with classmates over the years. Shirley was a member of Third Street Baptist Church and attended Memorial United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile and Eastern Star. She is preceded in death by her sister Karon Neal. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Dwayne Jones, and their children: Greg (Shari) Jones, and Denise (Scott) Gooch, grandchildren: Melanie (Steve) Walton, Eric Jones, Savannah Jones, Destinee Jones; Brandon (Danielle)Gooch, Seth (Megan) Gooch, great-grandchildren: Kylie, Malachi, and Hunter Jones, sisters Sharon (Don) Schaeffer, sister-in-law Sherryl (Chuck) Greer, Shirley's beloved cats: Tibby, Bobbie Sue, and Ryan. Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6:00Pm to 8:00PM at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-Far Hills Chapel; where memorial service will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday, June 7, 2017. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Shirley's memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Condolences can be expressed to the at

WALTERS, Nancy Rae (Heitzman Brown), 79, of Franklin, passed away March 18, 2017. Nancy was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 12, 1938 to the late Leroy and Merle Walters. Nancy retired from Grandview Hospital after 15 years of service. She also worked at NCR for years prior to the relocation. As a child and as a young adult she was a member of Walnut Grove Country Club where she won many golf tournaments as well as the Dayton City Open 1st runner up in 1954. She attended the Vineyard Church in Franklin. She was a member of Curves in Germantown for many years. In her free time she enjoyed reading, needlepoint, watching sports and spending time with her friends and family. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her brother; Dennis Walters. She is survived by her daughters, Judi (James) Hummel, Ronda (Donald) Yates; son, Ronald (Carol)Heitzman; 6 grandchildren, Michele Short, Gary (Shannon) Hardy, Duane Short, Jennifer Brunner, Susan Howard, Christy Heitzman; great grandchildren, Alexandria, Kirsten, Lacie, Kylie, Adriana, Jordan, Ashlynn, Haylie, Tyler, Kayley, Gavin, Kaleb, Hannah, Levi, Kersty, Sophia, Kendyl; special friends, Georgianna Souders, Novel and Sheryl Smith; and many other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Kettering, where funeral services will begin at 6pm with Pastor Chuck Wolfenbarger officiating.


OAKS, Daniel Ray “Bierdo” , 78, of Charlotte, NC passed away on December 10, 2016. He was born on March 26, 1938 in Belfontaine, OH. He was the only son of the late Charles Ray Oaks and Gertrude Crampton Oaks, and the husband of the late Rita M. Van Dyke Oaks. He was an inventor and successful entrepreneur, owning and operating FormTech Services in Charlotte and Orlando, FL. He loved riding his motorcycles, shooting guns, fishing and tinkering.He is survived by four children, Carol Young and husband Charlie of Baltimore, MD, Diane Oaks of Wilberton, OK, Tricia Parrett and husband Brien of Charlotte, and Matthew Scott and wife Mary of Orlando, FL; one sister, Janet Brown of Fort Wayne, IN; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Coughlin.

All services will be private

FOGLE, Gary L.
, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother, LaVerne Fogle, his father Martin Howard Fogle and brother, Martin Fogle. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary, daughter Helen Fogle, daughter Katrina (Brian) Yancey, son Steven Fogle and daughter Lesley (Costa) Hondroulis Fogle. Stepchildren Susan Baker, Lisa Howell and Jeff Casto. Grandchildren Matthew Yancey, Emma Yancey, and Steven Fogle. Gary graduated from Wilbur Wright High School. He received a Bachelors Degree in Science from Central State University and a Masters Degree in Science from Wright State. He worked for Wright Patterson Air Base for more than 30 years. After retirement Gary and Mary became "snowbirds" spending half the year in Titusville Florida. Gary had a great love of nature and a deep concern for its preservation. He was an avid bicycle rider, an enthusiastic volunteer with the SPCA in Titusville, Florida. and had a lifelong thirst for knowledge. He will be missed. The family will receive friends at 10:00am followed by a Memorial service at 11:00am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Tobias Funeral Home, 675 W. Wenger Road, Englewood, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the animal shelter or rescue of your choice. Condolences and special messages may be sent to the family at -

JASPER, Sandra (“Sandy” Gould-Wingfeld),
age 78, of Kettering/Oakwood, passed away Monday, June 27th, 2016 at her home after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
She was born on May 8, 1938 in Mintonville Ky. She was a wonderful, passionate and supportive mother who loved her grandchildren, playing golf, bridge, needle pointing and painting. Sandy was known for her ability to make friends laugh with quick witty comments and speaking her mind. Her family was her life. She is survived by her loving husband Larry Wingfeld who was by her side to the end, her daughter Lauren Meador grandsons Benjamin and Christopher, son Christopher and wife Christine, granddaughter Casey Rosenberger (Ben), granddaughter Jessica Gould, Step daughter Catherine (Stephen) Step Son Daniel, Sisters, Theresa and CeCe, Step Son and Daughter In-Law, Loren and Kristen Wingfeld, Step Son and Daughter In-Law, Todd and Heather Wingfeld, Step Son Brian Wingfeld all of Louisville, Ky Step Sister and Brother In-Law, Linda and Jerry Fitts Step Sister In-Law, Denise Wingfeld of Shelbyville, Ky. Step Sister In-Law, Jeanie Wingfeld-Thomas of Simpsonville, South Carolina Step Grandson, Lawson Wingfeld, 2 Step Granddaughters, Leight and Kara Wingfeld, Step Brother and Sister In-Law, Sonny and Diana Taylor of Memphis, Tenn. The family would like to invite friends to a Memorial Service from 11:00 to 12:00 on July 9, 2016 at Moraine Country Club 4075 Southern Blvd, Dayton, OH 45429, followed by a Celebration of her life from 12:00 to 4:00. The Family would like to thank Hospice of Dayton, for their compassion and care during her journey. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420 or SICSA 2600 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45419.

Joyce (Daniels), age 78, passed away on April.13th, 2016 from a heart attack.  She was living in Flordia at the time of her death.


(Billings), age 78, passed away at her residence on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and James Boyles, and brother-in-law, Randy Shields. Beloved mother of her children, Stacey Billings (Steve Johnson) of Dayton, OH, and Teresa Billings (Mark Arcuri) Woodstock, GA, grandmama to Amber Johnson (Jay Thomas) of Dayton, Grant Johnson of Dayton, Anthony (Hilary) Arcuri of Jacksonville FL, Gabriella Arcuri of Woodstock, GA and Joseph Arcuri of Woodstock, GA and great-grandmother to Steven, Caden, Siena, Marsielle, Lucille and Augustus as well as sister to Barbara Shields. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12pm on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 140 S. Findlay St., Dayton, OH 45403. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

CUNNINGHAM, Thomas (Tom) J.
Age 78 of Kettering passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016. He was born on June 8, 1937 in Dayton to the late, Pat and Lorene (Schwieterman) Cunningham. Also preceding him in death is his wife, Jean Cunningham. Tom is survived by his children, Chris (Anne) Cunningham, Theresa Das, Amy (Rob) Lovelace, Tom Cunningham, grandchildren: Joshua Jackson, Jonathan Das, Carly Lovelace, Jordan Lovelace, Sophia Cunningham, Patrick Cunningham, Taylor Lovelace, Alyssa Das, Mollie Cunningham, Jack Cunningham, 4 great-grandchildren, siblings: Pat Cunningham, Sharon Morris, Robin Cunningham and countless other extended family and friends. Tom had a special love for everyone in his life, and he will be missed greatly by all that knew him. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 19 at Church of the Incarnation, Centerville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Parkinson Foundation ( in memory of Tom.

Bertke, Thomas (Tom) N.  Age 78 born Aug 12, 1937 in Dayton, passed away on Nov 8, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents Isabella & Gerhard Bertke; sisters Betty (Dave) Wyse & June (Gene) Crabtree; brother James Bertke; grandson Anthony Proietti; sons Brian Darding & “Trouble”. Survived by wife & best friend of 40 years, Pat; Son Todd (Julie) Bertke; daughters Terri (Seth) Rials, Lori Bertke, Terri (Jeff) Kamm; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters & brothers in-law; many nieces & nephews. Tom served in Air National Guard, played semi-pro football and was a Kettering umpire for 25 years. He retired from Leland and enjoyed golf, fishing, working in his yard, but mostly loved being with his family. A Mass of Christian burial to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church, Dayton at 11:00am. Visitation at church, one hour prior. Internment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as a special thanks, contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton

Winfield, Robert E., (Bob), age 80, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday November 3, 2015. He was born October 1, 1935 to Ralph & Ruth (Bussey) Winfield in Dayton. Bob was a veteran on the U.S. Army, and was retired from Machine Products Incorporated after 35 plus years of employment. He enjoyed many outside activities, including golf and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Virginia Smith, Marilyn Smith and Marie Chorazewitz. Mr. Winfield is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Phyllis (Ruef) Winfield; his daughter, Vicki Mott (Norb) of Centerville; his son, Randy Winfield (Judy) of Centerville; his stepchildren, James Rich (Terry) of Kettering, Shelley Bloomfield of Destin, Florida; his grandchildren, Jennifer Martin (Kevin), Brian Mott, Franklin Markley, Nolan Winfield & Mitchell Winfield; and his great-grandchildren, Jackson & Will Martin. There will be a funeral service Sunday at 4pm at The Westbrock Funeral Home, 5980 Bigger Road. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

WITHROW, Marjorie E. (Madewell), Age 77 of Huber Heights, OH. Heaven gained a Mighty Warrior on Friday, July, 17, 2015. Surrounded by her family, Margie peacefully went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ whom she has served throughout the days of her life. Her greatest joy was being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She treasured each and every one of them beyond measure. But... her greatest love was our Dad, her lifelong love, high school sweetheart and partner of 65 years. We called her "Our Northern Star." She was always a constant source in helping us to navigate through the "not so very good days" in our lives. Her never ending faith and her continual prayers always kept us steered on the right course. And there was only one course and one path on the navigational map; that path was to Jesus. Her arms were always open wide to love, minister, hug and pray with anyone who needed it! She knew no strangers. She was preceded in death by her parents; Melvin Withrow and Evelyn Withrow (Hamm), Brothers; Delmar Withrow and Hubert Withrow, grandchildren; Brandon Sizemore and Chloe Montgomery. Margie was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton. She was a member of the Eastern Star. We are so blessed that God gave us this woman to be this family's Wife, Mom, Friend and Grandma. She will forever be treasured and greatly missed by her Husband and lifelong love; Bill Madewell, Son; Bill Madewell, Jr., Daughters; Kimberly (Joe) Bogdanski, Kris (Jim) Arquilla, Sonya Lockhart, Jackee (Tony) Miller, grandchildren; Christina Brewer, Falen Tames, Doug Madewell, Carmen Miller, Billy Madewell III, Brooke Madewell, David Lee Lockhart, Crystal Lockhart, Ashley Dees, and Jimmy Arquilla, 16 great grandchildren and Brothers; Ronald (Faye) Withrow, ML (Shirley) Withrow; and a very large host of friends and family. A personal thank you to everyone who called and prayed for or came to visit Mom during her last days. Fly high Our Northern Star! We love you so much and we will see you again! A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Northridge Freewill Baptist Church, 4800 Payne Rd, Dayton, OH, with Pastor Tim Hamilton officiating. Family will receive friends from 9 AM until 11 AM at the church. She will be laid to rest at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 170 N. Valley Rd, Xenia, OH following the service. If desired, contributions may be made to Northridge Freewill Baptist Church, in Margie's memory. Condolences may be made to the family at
Published in Dayton Daily News on July 20, 2015

Fulkerson, Kenneth Edward "Ed" , age 77, of Troy, OH passed away surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at his residence. He was born on March 16, 1938 in Xenia, OH to the late Kenneth E. and Sarah (Rumbaugh) Fulkerson. Ed is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann (Thorn); daughters and sons-in-law: Kathy Fulkerson, Karen and John Holt, Cindy and Barry Dwayne Geer; son and daughter-in-law: John and Melanie Fulkerson; brother and sister-in-law: Phillip and Carolyn Fulkerson; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one great grandchild; numerous step great grandchildren and extended family. Ed was very active in the community. He served at First Presbyterian Church of Troy as a Stephen Minister, worked on mission trips and taught Sunday school. He also volunteered with the food pantry and Partners in Hope. He was a retired mechanical engineer. Ed was well known for his great sense of humor and his infamous popcorn making skills. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 South Walnut Street, Troy with the Rev. Dr. Richard Culp officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-5 PM on Sunday at Baird Funeral Home in Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or ALS Central and Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Friends may express their condolences to the family through


PADGETT, David G. 77, died peacefully, early Saturday morning, January 3rd, 2015 with his wife and daughters by his side. He was preceeded in death by his parents Wyla and Martha (Cordray) Padgett, his brother Howard, and one sister Ruby Suiters. Dave is survived by his wife Joannie, daughters Debbie (Jim) Mick, (Dayton), Di (Michael) Hoerner, (Miamisburg), two sisters Virginia Melberth and Jane Wintringham (FL), nieces and nephews, plus grandchildren Mary and James Mick and Amariah and Andrew Hoerner. His body is being donated to Wright State School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program but the family is having a "Celebration of Life" and will be receiving family and friends on Saturday, January 24th at Clearcreek Christian Assembly of God Church located in Springboro on St. Rt. 741 from1-4pm.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2015 - See more at:

DeHART, Barbara Ann (Bowell) Age 76, of Dayton, formerly of Beavercreek, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her home. Barbara was born in DuBois, PA and spent her early childhood in Reynoldsville, PA before moving to the Dayton area. She was preceded in death by her parents: Richard & Florence DeHart; brother: Thomas DeHart and daughter: Brenda Sanders. She is survived by her husband: Robert Bowell; daughters: Mindy Meltzer & Shelley (Peter) Hinrichsen; son: Rob Boell; son-in-law: John Sanders, Sr.; grandchildren: John Sanders Jr., Ryan (Stephanie) Etienne, Ashley Sanders, Abbey Sanders, Brent Williams, Brittany (Jason) Adams, Jorden Hinrichsen, Michael Hinrichsen, Hannah Hinrichsen & Lauren Meltzer; three great grandchildren: Griffin Sanders, Emily Adams & Riley Adams; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends (special life long friends: Jerry & Naomi Williams. Barbara was a very kind, sweet soul who had a great sense of fun! Those who knew her, loved her. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Newcomer Funeral Home - South Chapel, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Kettering. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery in Kettering. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday afternoon from 1:00 P.M. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in memory of Barbara. To send the family a condolence online, please visit
Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 19, 2014

ELCESS, David C. age 76, of Sebring, FL passed away on August 13, 2014 after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris (Reasoner). David attended Wilbur Wright H.S. and retired as a Master Chief in the Navy.




LITTLE, Thomas Elmer age 75, of Beavercreek, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 with his loving wife of 48 years by his side. He was born July 21, 1938 in Dayton, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard C. and Una Little; sister, Grace Flint; brother, Bill Little and grandson, Kyle Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife, Franciene; children, James (Lisa) Little, Jeanette (Brian) Monaghan and Jeff (Laura) Little; 9 grandchildren, Ashton and Lauren Little, Evan, Macy and Colan Monaghan, Nathan, Walter, Abigail and Emily Little; and lifelong friend Dan Oaks. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Newcomer Funeral Home 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek. Please visit to leave the family a message of condolence - See more at:

WILTSHIRE, Jr., Paul Eugene age 75, of Englewood, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 21, 2014. Paul was a retired police officer with the City of Dayton Police Department with 19 years of service. He later worked in car sales at Walker Brothers and White Allen. Paul owned and operated P&J Rare Coins in Englewood. He was a member of the New Carlisle Masonic Lodge #100, F.& A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and the Antioch Shrine. Paul also was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Jill A. (Barnhiser) Wiltshire, daughters and son-in-law: Tammy & David Evans of San Diego, CA, and Susan Wiltshire of Englewood, grandchildren: Elizabeth and Alexandra Evans, sister: Pam Huhn of Centerville, sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Janie & Gary Norris of Lewisburg, a surrogate son: Todd Hatfield of Englewood, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul Eugene and Marguerite (Foreman) Wiltshire, Sr. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Kindred Funeral Home (400 Union Blvd., Englewood) with Pastor David Justis officiating. Interment will follow the service at Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Masonic Services beginning at 6:45 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or SICSA. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Winfield, Marilyn J. (Smith) 75, of Dayton, passed away on December 25, 2013 at Stone Spring of Vandalia. She was born on May 1, 1938 in New Lebanon, Ohio to the late Ralph and Ruth E. (Bussey) Winfield. Marilyn retired as the Customer Service Office Manager for Leisure Lawn Inc. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Smith and Marie Chorazewitz. Marilyn is survived by her loving children, Jessica (Singer) Godsey, Bert F. Smith; two grandsons, Ben (Cathy Hanby) Singer and Brad Singer; one great granddaughter, Evelyn Joy; step great grandson, Tyler Hanby; one brother, Robert (Phyllis) Winfield; brother-in-law, Jack (Nancy) Chorazewitz; numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends. Services are pending. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 27, 2013



SETTLES,, Jack L. Miami Township resident, 76, died Nov. 13, 2013. Service Jan. 4, 2014, 11am, Central Presbyterian Church, 4699 Lamme Rd, Dayton OH 45439. Memorial contributions: Alzheimer's Association , Habitat for Humanity, or Kirkmont Camp. For more information and to leave messages to family please visit

Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 29, 2013


WELLS, Beverly M. (Valentine) of Tipp City, Ohio and daughter of Mildred L. Senseman and Donald E. Wells, passed away July 13, 2013. She was born March 5, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio. Beverly is survived by her sons, Lawrence A. Wiles (Jill) of Newark, Ohio, Jeffrey B. Wiles (Tammy) of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Timothy S. Wiles (Kimberly) of Greenville, South Carolina, eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Beverly is also survived by a very special and dear cousin, Marlene Ishmael of Tipp City. Finally, a very important aspect of her life was Saki, her beloved dog and companion. One of her favorite pastimes was being an avid duplicate bridge player and achieving status as a Life Master Bridge Player. She thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge with her Tipp City and Troy, Ohio bridge friends. Past hobbies and activities include golf, bowling, and being chairman of various golf associations in Hendersonville and Etowah, North Carolina, where she once lived. The family wants to thank Evercare Hospice and Heritage Springs staff for their kindness and care provided to our mother. Private services will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery in Tipp City, Ohio.

VANCE, Chester L., age 75, of Xenia, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton. He was a member of Arrowbrook Baptist Church of Xenia and Airway Baptist Church of Chester loved his grandchildren and enjoyed attending many of their activities. Chester had a big heart filled with much love for his wife and daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Vance. He is survived by his wife Doris Vance; 2 daughters, Karen (Ron) Miller, Lisa (Shelton DaCosta) Vance; 7 grandchildren, Scott Miller, Matthew Miller, Megan Miller, Kellsey McCane, Garrett McCane, Conner McCane, Melia DaCosta; a favorite aunt, Irene Puckett, favorite uncles, Pete (Betty) Puckett, Jack (Emma) Puckett; and his best friend and buddy “Toby”.


SWEENEY, Ronald M. 75 of Franklin passed peacefully on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at his home. Born August 31, 1937 in Dayton, Oh, the son of Christian Monroe and Elsie R. (Jones) Sweeney, he was retired as a engineer with the Sci-Tex Corp. in Dayton and was formerly employed with NCR and Kodak Corp. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Marion Sweeney, and sisters Maxine (Sweeney) Fry and Irene Barber, he is survived by niece Deborah Folck (Douglas) of Lebanon, nephew Michael Griffith of KY, great-nephews Chad and Tom Folck and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins and dear friends. Visitation Wednesday evening, August 7, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. with funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at the Stine & Kilburn F.H., Lebanon with burial on Thursday at 12:00 noon at the Lebanon Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


DUKE, Darrell L  Age 73 of Riverside passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Darrell was a retired employee of DP & L, Past Master of Dayton Lodge #147, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton & the Antioch Motor Corps., Eagles #321, Milton Club & a founding member of the WHIZ Umpires Association. Survived by his wife Connie, daughter Patricia (Charles) Coppel, sons Edward D. & Jeffery W. grandchildren Tia Manring, Ryan Steinway, Heidi Leblanc, Wesley & Courtney Duke & 2 great grandchildren Colton Manring & Adelaide Leblanc. Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 4 PM until time of memorial service at 6 PM at the Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home, 820 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. (St Rt 725). Condolence may be sent to

, Donna Rae (Sullivan)
age 74, of Riverside, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Bonnie Wright and husband, Hollis Ray Sullivan. Donna is survived by her sons, Donald (Christy) Sullivan, Kris (Gina) Sullivan, John Sullivan, and Ray (Beth) Sullivan; brother, Dennis L. Wright; grandchildren, Holly, Sean, Destiny, Kris, and Doug Sullivan; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Thomas and Kris Sproles; great grandchildren, Cameron, Kendra, Austin, Bryce, and Aubrey; aunt, Bertha Raffel; special cousin, Debbie Carr; sister-in-law, Catherine Johnson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at First Freedom Baptist Church, 3315 Main Street, Moraine with Pastor Henry Watts officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Freedom Baptist Church.

RIFNER, Linda Sue (Dailey)
age 74, passed away Friday Feb. 10, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Linda was a loving and devoted mother, grandma, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She was a current resident of Kingston of Miamisburg and formerly of Canterbury Court of West Carrollton. She was a retiree of Met Life (Orange, CA) after 15 years of service, retiring in 2000, returned to the Dayton area to be close to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mildred Rifner, sisters Sherry Ruzic, Jill Flavin and brother Todd Rifner. Surviving are her children Mike Daily of Orange, CA, Scott Daily of Dayton, and Debra (Steve) Schaffer of West Carrollton. Grandchildren Austin Dailey, Stacie and Justin Schaffer, sisters Pat Sidduqui and Nancy Harris and families, sister-in-law Martha Ritner and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Linda met many friends along her journey in life. A very special thanks to Kingston of Miamisburg nursing home staff anad residents. You are all greatly loved by Linda and her family. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sanner Funeral Home, 800 So. Alex Rd., West Carrollton. Inurnment Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton.


POOCK, Mary L. (Slade) passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Mary was born on December 15, 1937 to Alfred and Dorothy (nee DeLong) Poock, Sr. Mary was a 1956 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton, OH. She married Richard Slade on September 7, 1957 in Dayton, OH. In West Bend, Mary first worked for Marine Bank for almost ten years, and then she went on to be the owner of the Great Connections Travel Agency in West Bend prior to her retirement. Mary especially enjoyed traveling to Europe, including Italy and Great Britain, and a significant portion of the United States. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mary is survived by her husband Richard; children Richard II (Sherry), David (Susan), Brian (Lisa), and Bradley (Tracie); grandchildren Erica (Mike) Mercandante, Richard III, Alex, Daniel, Mathew, Ashley, Taylor, and Austin; and great-grandchildren Georgia and Giovanni. She is further survived by 6 siblings, 3 brothers-in-law, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends. A Funeral Service for Mary will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 5th Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. 5th Ave. in West Bend with Rev. Jeremy Deaner presiding. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 1:45 PM at the CHURCH ONLY on Thursday, December 15, 2011. An additional Memorial Service for Mary will be at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 19, 2011 at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, 1639 East Lytle-Five Points Rd. in Centerville, OH. Visitation will be from 4:00-5:00 PM at the CEMETERY ONLY on Monday, December 19, 2011. Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, (Wisconsin Region, P O Box 902, Pewaukee, WI 53072-0902).

MEYERHOEFFER, Warren R. 72, of North Hampton, Ohio passed away Tuesday September 7, 2010 at his son's home, Vandalia, Ohio. He was born May 24, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Raymond & Marie (Neef) Meyerhoeffer. He was a 50 year member F&AM, avid love for car racing and fishing, and retired from Hobart, Troy, Ohio. He is survived by son, Scott & Teresa Meyerhoeffer; two grandsons, Brandon & Ryan Meyerhoeffer; sister-in-law, Barbara Meyerhoeffer; nephews, Mitchell & Matthew Meyerhoeffer, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Roger Meyerhoeffer. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday September 10, 2010 at the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Dayton Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420 or the American Cancer Society, 1130 Vester Ave. - Suite G, Springfield, OH 45503. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

, Barbara J. (
Omeara) Age 71, of Jamestown passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 5, 2009, from an aneurysm. Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, John "Gene" OMeara on July 26, 2009 and her parents, Carl and Pearl (nee Dunn) Oldiges. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Charlotte OMeara, of Beavercreek, Doug and Barb OMeara, of Indiana, Steve and Malinda OMeara, of Sidney; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Lewie Tobe, of Jamestown, Patty and Paul Gould, of Jamestown; a sister, Betsy Quinter, of Kettering; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and JoAnn Oldiges, of Kettering; 20 grandchildren, Tracie, Kellie (Dave) ODiam, Alan, Ashley, Matt (Nicole), Amanda (John) Stratton, Jessica, Maria, Mark, Morgan, Leah, Gabrielle, Claire, Melissa, Geoffrey, Greg (Nikki), Rob, Mike, Craig (Caitlynn) and Brian; 4 great grandchildren, Ayden, Caley, Trevor and Taylor. She is also survived by three very special exchange students from Germany, Melanie, Sara and Anne. Barbara was a member of Emmanuel Catholic Church and was a graduate of Wilbur Wright High School, Class of 1956. She was retired from the Dayton Board of Education and the Greene County Board of Mental Retardation (GCMRDD). Barbara was also a current member and past president of the Greenview School Board. Prayers will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Catholic Church, 149 Franklin Street with Father William Thomas, celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4440 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or VITAS Hospice, 3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 218, Dayton, OH 45439. Condolences may be sent to the family at


NEWMAN Glenda (Vorwerck) age 71, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Thelma Newman; and brother, Errol Newman. She is survived by her children, Vicki (Lindsay) Boaz of Kettering, Thomas (Shona) Vorwerck of Corbin, KY, and Curtis Vorwerck of Kettering; grandchildren, Cindy, Sara, Christy, Zachary, Ashley; great-grandchildren, Kelsi, Austin, Brianna; sister, Donna (Dick) Martin of Vandalia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be 2 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until time of service. To leave the family a special message, please visit

Seidenschmidt, Jean (Weiner) of Kettering, born June 18, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to the late John and Mary Seidenschmidt, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2009 surrounded with love by her family at her residence. She is survived by her husband Dan with whom she celebrated their 50th anniversary by renewing their wedding vows on February 8th, 2009. Also surviving are two daughters, Diane (John) Reinert of Kettering and Tracy (Troy) Lowe of Scottsdale, AZ; two sons, Dan Weiner of Springfield, VA and Todd (Jennifer) Weiner of Kettering; two sisters, Patty (Phil) Herman of Centerville and Jan (Colvin) Patterson of Beavercreek; her brother-in-law, Harry Weiner of Kettering; grandchildren Heather, Sarah, Brittany, John, Kelsey, Adam, Megan, Morgan, Aaron, Kayla, April, Brandon, Justin, Miranda and Tabitha; and all her nieces, nephews, and friends (including her new friends at the HTB). She was a long-time member of Temple Beth Or in Centerville where funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday, April 27, 2009, 5275 Marshall Rd. at Rahn Rd., Rabbi Judy Chessin officiating. Interment David's Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Temple Beth Or one hour prior to the service (12 PM-1 PM). Special thanks to Drs. Malek Safa and Harold Fishman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Temple Beth Or, Hospice of Dayton or one's favorite charity in Jean's name. BRADFORD-CONNELLY AND GLICKLER FUNERAL HOME is handling arrangements. My Bonnie Jean, you fought so hard as a two-plus year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Thanks for dancing with me.

70, of Beavercreek, passed away Saturday May 2, 2009 at his home. Jay was born in Morehead, Kentucky on Sept. 16, 1938 to the late Rosal & Virginia D. (DeLong) Jones. He was the owner/operator of Commerical Tool, Inc. And served his country in the U.S. Army while stationed in Berlin, Germany. Jay was a member of V.F.W. Post #657. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Sue; brother, James; grandson, Duke Millner; sister-in-law, June Jones. Survived by his beloved wife of over 45 years, Sue (Amlin) Jones; 2 daughters, Julie Jones-Goffe & Karen Miller; son, Doug Jones; 4 grandchildren, Lynzi, Eileen, Rebecca & Ariana; sister & brother-in-law, Janice & Larry Arnett; uncle & aunt, Bob & Lorene DeLong; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & many friends. Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, "North Dayton Chapel", 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road. Pastor Larry Nichols, officiating. Interment Valley View Cemetery, Xenia. Jays family will receive friends 5:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the George C. Martin Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at

REDOLFI, Donald Ray 71, of Wilmington, Ohio died 7:14 AM, Sunday May 3, 2009 at the home of his daughter, Donna Mullins. He was born January 11, 1938 in Jackson Co. Ohio, Parents: Albert and Mary Miler Redolfi, both preceded in death. He was a National Member of the American Legion. He had been a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves, but transferred to the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired Machinist from Chrysler in Dayton. His hobbies were boating, woodworking, and flying small aircraft. He was a self-made man, deeply loved by his family. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Donna [Michael] Mullins of Wilmington; a son and daughter-in-law: Donald A [Cindy] Redolfi of Union; a sister: Ruth Ann Hakes of Columbus; seven grandchildren: Kyle Williams and Kaitlyn Mullins; Andrea Binkley, Kara [Clint] Simpson, Michael Redolfi, Rachel Redolfi and Jonathan Redolfi; great-grandchildren: Milo, Molly and Katie Simpson; Andrew Binkley. Services will be held Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio, with James Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in the Clinton County Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 12 noon to 2 PM. Service time on Thursday.

Larry E.
, 70, of Russells Point, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, in The Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, as a result of a September 19 auto accident at the
Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio. He was born in Dayton on May 2, 1938, a son of Ruth Bailey, who survives in Kettering, Ohio, and the late Robert Morgan. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Mike McGraw. Also surviving are his wife, Diane, whom he married January 19, 1968, in Newport, Kentucky; daughters, Lori (Mike) Hogan and Amy (Zac) Miller, both of Russells Point; brothers, Robert (Connie) Morgan of Russells Point and Earl Lee Morgan and Jimmy Morgan, both of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Barbara (Earl) Smith of Kettering; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Robin) Nicley of Kingman, Arizona; special friends, Matt (Margie) Haines of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Michael, Katelyn, Brian, Tara, Traci, Alan, Andee and Blake; and great-grandchildren, Brooke and Bradley. A 1957 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School in Kettering, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a hard, hard worker. He was self-employed and formerly owned and operated the Kenton Skate Land skating rink and Morgan’s Landing on Tecumseh Island at Indian Lake.
Previously, he worked for Zimmerman Realty and currently was employed by the Transportation Research Center. He also served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and was a member of the Indian Lake Moose Lodge, Indian Lake Eagles and the United States Trotting Association. He loved horses, boats, fishing and traveling to Florida.

Randy Miller conducts the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, where calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening. Interment is in the Poplar Hill Cemetery in Vandalia. Ohio

LUDWIG, Bernard Anthony 70 of Ruskin FL., passed away May 25, 2008. Bernard was born in Dayton OH, attended Wilbur Wright High School, graduated from Antioch. He worked at Elder Beerman for more than 20 years. He moved to Seattle, Washington, then Medford, Oregon and later retired to Tampa, FL. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara; Sons John and his wife Pam of Springfield, OR., Mike and his wife Renee of Englewood, OH.; Daughter Patricia Ravlin and her husband Greg of Washington Township; Sister Shirley Goodpaster of Kettering. He has 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held at Christ Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 19, 2008.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 7/17/2008


FORD, John Vincent  age 70, of Snellville, passed away, May 31, 2008.
Published in the Gwinnett Daily Post on 6/6/2008.
 Submitted by Gary L. Fogle, 8/13/2010


BEST, Larry J. Age 69 of Tipp City, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2008.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances & Vernon Best; and brother, Jack Best. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Sandi Boston Best; 4 step-children, Mark Kramer, Brian Kramer, Tara Germann, Jason Boston; 2 children, Anne Marie & Lawrence Best; 6 grandchildren: Sara, Hayley, Rachel, Rayna, Sofia, Michael; his sister, Linda Berry; sister-in-law, Betty Best; family friend Inderjit Sodhi and 6 loving nieces & nephews. He was a retired engineer after many years of service with companies in Dayton and Chicago. Larry was loved for his dry sense of humor and was a loving husband, father,grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be dearly misssed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7PM Sunday at the MAGETTI GAVIN FUNERAL HOME, 1508 Valley Street, where Funeral Services will be held 1PM Monday. Interment to follow in Valleyview Cemetery, Xenia, OH. Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/10/2008.


Graham, George J. died on November 30, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. George is survived by his daughter, Carmen Michelle Graham Christgau. George was born in Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Wilbur Wright H.S. and earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College. He received a doctorate in government from Indiana University in 1965. His honors included a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ernest A. Jones Faculty Adviser Award in the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt. He also was awarded a fellowship at The National Humanities Institute at Yale University. George received a Fulbright grant in 1995 to hold the John Marshall Chair in Political Science at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in Hungary. There he led graduate-level courses on democratization and American institutions and said that he was pleased to have the opportunity to work with colleagues at a time of transformation for democratic institutions. George was a member of the Vanderbilt faculty for more than 40 years, and served as associate dean in the College of Arts and Science from 1986 to 1988 and from 1997 to 2000. He was also a former chair of the Department of Political Science. George was a political theorist, with a deep and enduring passion for good arguments and books, whatever their discipline or politics. The evening he left his office for the last time, a Marx reader and a book of Leo Strauss’s were open on his desk. Although his first love was for political philosophy, George had a great interest in, and knowledge of, work being done in the other fields of political science and would regularly scold his fellow theorists if he sensed an intellectual narrowness in them. His publications reflect the breadth of his intellectual engagements: American political thought, Rousseau, ethics and public policy, discourse analysis and research methods. George was also actively involved in the profession, and took great pride in his role in creating the Foundations of Political Theory Section.

George was a teacher through and through. His courses on Marx and on the early moderns were legendary among Vanderbilt undergraduates. But it was as a mentor to graduate students, in all subfields, that George excelled. He had an essential kindness about him, not a saccharine bonhomie but an interest in the intellectual welfare of students. He could be a severe critic of their work, when that was called for, but he never sought to demean or belittle them. His concern for them was repaid in their affection for him. It was a rare hour that one walked by George’s office without seeing a graduate student there talking with him. When I visited George in hospital, a few days before his death, his principal worry was for his graduate students and undergraduate classes. George led a full and rich life. He was a first-rate chef, and a dinner at his home, or even one of his pastries, were much sought after treasures. He loved to travel, especially to Budapest, Rome and Paris. George’s walls were covered with photographs from these voyages, and he delighted in regaling visitors with tales of dishes eaten in his newly discovered restaurants. George Graham was a scholar, teacher and colleague. He will be sorely missed.

W. James Booth
Department of Political Science


BLAKLEY, Ned R. 68, of Nashville, Indiana died Sunday, January 15, 2006 at his residence. He had worked in sales and was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include one daughter, Krista Moser of Dayton, Ohio; one son, James Westin Blakley of Washington; two sisters, Martha Peters of Columbus and Susan England of Ohio; and two brothers, Kit Blakley of Texas and Wes Blakley of Franklin.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.



LONG, Roger S. age 67, of Huber Heights, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005 at  his residence. Roger was the retired office manager for the Dayton Branch of Grange Mutual Insurane and a member of the Wilbur Wright Alumni. He was preceded in death his parents, Wiliam “Shorty” and  Hazel Marie Long. Roger is survived his wife, Judy A.; son and daughter-in-law, Joe & Diane of Troy; son, Jeff of Huber Heights & his girlfriend, Merrily Klaber; grandson Brandon: brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Don & Barb McFadden of Huber Heights, Bruce & Sandy McFadden of Apex, NC; and numerous other relatives & friends. Funeral service 10:00 AM Friday at Marker & Heller Funeral Homes, Huber Heights Chapel, 5844 Old Troy Pike with Reverend Ken Rebok officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 PM Thursday. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Roger’s memory.