Our Obituaries

Ross McCardle

March 28, 1936 - July 25, 2017

McCARDLE, Ross, went to be with the Lord, July 25, 2017, at the age of 81. He was born March 28, 1936 in Anderson, Indiana. He has been a resident of Dayton, Ohio since 1952. He is retired from Miami Valley Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon and mother Dorothy, twin brother, Rex, a brother Glen and sister Vera. He is survived by his wife of 62 years,Gloris. He is also...
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Joseph Carl Williamson

February 8, 1922 - July 24, 2017

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Stephanie Louise Schardt

August 7, 1961 - July 24, 2017

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Wallace Henry Schwenker

October 3, 1927 - July 23, 2017

SCHWENKER, Wallace H., age 89, of Centerville, Ohio passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He was born October 3 1927 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Otto and Lauretta Schwenker and also preceded by his brother Glenn. He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 62 years Viola B. Schwenker, their two sons, Stephen (Rebecca) Schwenker of Kettering, OH and Larry (Cynthia)...
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Betty R. Harshe

April 16, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Harshe, Betty R., age 89, passed away at home on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Betty was an involved pastor's wife and supported their religious work wherever God took them. She and her husband were Missionaries to the Belgian Congo from 1955 to 1964. She was preceded in death by a son, Ed Harshe. Betty is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ron Harshe; sons, John (Robin) Harshe, and Dan Harshe;...
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Mary I. Griffiths

September 28, 1918 - July 20, 2017

Griffiths, Mary I., departed this life on July 20, 2017 at the age of 98. Mary was a graduate of Stivers High School and Miami Jacobs Business College. She was a long-time employee of Buckeye Iron and Brass Works, having served as Secretary to the President and Board of Directors. She completed her working days in the District Office of the United Methodist Church. Mary was preceded in death by...
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Mary Cohen

October 31, 1937 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Doris Elaine Fouts

March 13, 1927 - July 18, 2017

FOUTS, Doris Elaine (Peden), joined her husband Don, parents Roy and Lucy, brother Dave, and friends in Heaven on July 18th, 2017. She will be deeply missed by her caring daughter Dora (Bob) Smith and loving son Dave (Debi) Fouts; granddaughters Emily (Adam) Bryant and Katie Smith; granddaughter Jennifer (Michael) Mills and grandson Don (Rebecca) Fouts. She was very happy to be survived by four...
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Glenn Anthony Eckenwiler

December 19, 1927 - July 17, 2017

ECKENWILER, Glenn Anthony age 89 of Miami Township, OH passed awayMonday, July 17, 2017. Glenn was preceded in death by his loving wifeJoanne. He is survived by numerous nieces & nephews. Glenn retired from the James River Corp, completed 8 years of military service and was a Korean War Veteran. He excelled as a machinist, auto mechanic, home Construction and repair. The family will receive...
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Veralee Lee McGraw

October 15, 1920 - July 17, 2017

McGraw, Veralee age 96 of Centerville, passed away Monday July 17, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. McGraw, parents Earl and Bernice Fry, and a granddaughter Cara Myers. Survivors include her three children, Deirdre Felgar of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jana (Dan) Myers of Bellbrook, and Mick (Lucy) McGraw of Kentwood, Michigan; 6 grandchildren, Holly...
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Sarah Geneva Lyman

March 8, 2017 - July 16, 2017

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Paul Edward Shoemacher

January 21, 1918 - July 14, 2017

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Henrietta Henderson

September 2, 1923 - July 14, 2017

HENDERSON, Henrietta (Tremper) (Friend) of Kettering, Ohio, age 93, passed away July 14, 2017. She graduated from New Richmond High School in 1942 and worked at Adler Woolen Mill, in New Richmond, Ohio. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kettering, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents (James Woodrow and Bertha (Mable) Tremper), her siblings (Frank , Charles, Lucy, John,...
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Steven William Himes

July 30, 1949 - July 14, 2017

HIMES, Steven W., age 68 of Dayton, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017. Steven was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Candace Himes; and parents, William and Carlene Himes. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Trish); grandchildren, Shelby and Jacob; brother, William (Susan) Himes; sisters, Patti (Tony) Stevens, Ginny Himes, Julie (Lew) Hensley, and Mary McClay; sisters in law, Denny (David)...
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Eddie A. Hurley

June 22, 1967 - July 13, 2017

Eddie A. Hurley Jr., passed away on the morning of Wednesday July the 13th at his home in Miamisburg. Eddie is survived by his wife Beth, his son's Cody & Nicholas, his daughter Gracyn Nickerson & her husband Stone, his mother Fonda Markwell father Rex Markwell, his sister Kim (Hurley) O'Hair & her husband Darryl, and grandmother Thelma Helton. Eddie was born in Ypsilanti, MI...
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Patricia Louise Duerr

March 28, 1929 - July 12, 2017

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Judith Anne Johnson

May 9, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Johnson, Judith A. "Judee", age 68, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. Judee retired as Director of Personnel at the legal firm of Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur after 49 years of service. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Rupnow. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Steve Johnson; son, Mark (Erica) Johnson; mother, Kathleen Wallace; grandchildren, Jake and Paige...
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Marilyn Jean Charles

November 1, 1930 - July 6, 2017

CHARLES, Marilyn J., age 86, of Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on July 6, 2017. She was born in Belmont on November 1, 1930, the daughter of Albert and Eva Powers, and was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 49 years, Roger Charles. She is survived by daughters Linda Raterman and Judy Charles both of Kettering; son-in-law, Rick Raterman; grandsons, Kenneth...
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Linda Sue Leggett

October 27, 1957 - July 5, 2017

Linda Sue Leggett, age 59, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 while vacationing in Florida. She was born in Kettering, Ohio to the late James and Eleanor Hooke on October 27, 1957. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Leggett. She is survived by her brother Jim Hooke, two sisters, Theresa Zwiesler and Peggy Callahan, her five children Jason ...
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Dieter Robert Broeckl

July 5, 1936 - July 4, 2017

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Mary Elizabeth Hallum

December 17, 1921 - July 3, 2017

Hallum, Mary Elizabeth, age 95, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at Waterford in Mansfield. She was born December 17, 1921 in Charlotte, TX to the late Elmer and Dollie (Brown) Erwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle O. Hallum Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice (John) Spalla; and her brother, Elmer Erwin Jr. She is survived by one son, Lyle Jr. (Ann) of...
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Paul Stanley Sensenbaugh

April 14, 1923 - July 3, 2017

SENSENBAUGH, Paul S., age 94, passed away peacefully Monday, July 3, 2017 at Otterbein Springboro. Paul was born in Phillipsburg to Otis Sensenbaugh and Sadie Waymire Sensenbaugh. He moved to Dayton and found a job at Culp's Cafeteria, where he met his wife, Louise. Paul joined the Navy in 1942 and served in the American, European, North African and Asiatic Pacific Theatres during WWII. ...
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Domingo Tay See

December 19, 1946 - June 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Ruth Lavone Wills

August 25, 1923 - June 28, 2017

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Harriette Springer

February 17, 1926 - June 28, 2017

SPRINGER, Harriette McClure (Ellen) age 91 of Dayton, OH passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was born to parents, Ellis and Suella McClure, in Springboro, Ohio on February 17, 1926. After graduating from Springboro High School, Harriette attended Wilmington College. Soon after, Harriette met her soon-to-be husband, Lamar "Dale" Springer. Harriette and Dale married December 16, 1949....
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Harriet J. VanZee

December 25, 1924 - June 27, 2017

VanZEE,Harriet Joan (Klein) 92, passed away June 27, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Village of Centerville, Ohio. She was born to Gradus and Grace Klein December 25, 1924 and raised in Pella, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Van Zee, and her sister Bernice Downey (Klein). She is survived by her brother, Jack Klein, and his wife Maryan, who reside in Denver, Colorado. Her nine...
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Mary Leah Click

October 23, 1926 - June 27, 2017

CLICK, Mary Leah "Ferguson" age 90, a lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Ohio's Hospice of Dayton. Mary was a graduate of Stivers High School and a valued employee of Elder Beerman credit office for over twenty years. Mary was part of the Dayton Avenue Baptist Church congregation for many years and enjoyed the company of her friends...
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Ralph Randall Oney

May 18, 1940 - June 27, 2017

ONEY, Ralph R., age 77 of Kettering passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Ralph was born on May 18, 1940 in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late William Stanley and Juanita Oney. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Oney and sister, Diana Brun. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Leesa Smith (Scott); granddaughter, Jessica...
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Emily Louise Trent

November 9, 1957 - June 26, 2017

Trent (Dudrick), Emily Louise 59, of Centerville, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Kettering, Ohio, November 9, 1957 the daughter of Emily Leona Dudrick. She was a graduate of Fairmont West High School and Wright State University. She was preceded in death by her mother Emily and husband Donald Trent. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia ...
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Harold Kent Greiser

September 27, 1924 - June 25, 2017

GREISER, Harold Kent, a/k/a "Banjo Hal", age 92 passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Harold was born on September 27, 1924 in Charleston, WV to Clarence (Sr.) & Edith Greiser. He had two brothers - Clarence (Jr.) and John - and 1 sister, Rhoda. Harold was a WWII Veteran, serving his country as a Navy Pharmicist Mate / 3rd Class, and was assigned to care for the United States Marine Corps...
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Leona Morrison Soward

August 18, 1933 - June 25, 2017

SOWARD, Leona M., age 83 of Kettering, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born in Muses Mills, KY. Aug. 18th, 1933 to the late Levi and Susie Morrison. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; grandson, Britt Jones, sisters, Ada Stanton, Sally McRoberts and brother, Junior Morrison. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Sherman) Howard; grandsons, Anthony (Beth) Jones and...
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Dorothy Winifred Purce

January 2, 1936 - June 25, 2017

PURCE "Pocketbook", Dorothy W., age 81. Dorothy was born January 2, 1936. She went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by many loved ones and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory her brother George "Buddy" Boynton of Matawan, NJ, children Carolyn Dennis (Dayton, OH), John "Teddy" Dennis (Dayton, OH), Gladys "Kay Kay" Davis (Augusta, GA) and Timothy Dennis ...
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William Theodore Stalter

September 26, 1941 - June 24, 2017

Dr. William Theodore Stalter, M.D. September 26, 1941 - June 24, 2017 Bill went to be with His Lord on June 24, 2017 after a briefbattle with metastatic breast cancer. He was seventy-five years old. He and hiswife Bonnie were able to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on June 23rd. Hespent his final days at the Butler/Warren County Hospice. They were originallyfrom the Dayton area, but had...
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James Patrick McCloskey

December 25, 1957 - June 24, 2017

McCLOSKEY, James Patrick, age 59 of Dayton, OH passed away on June 24th, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He was a caring and generous son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. Jim was the owner of C & M Rubber Company and was active in the Dayton community throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Barbara McCloskey. He is survived by his daughter and son...
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Steve Democko

January 11, 1927 - June 22, 2017

DEMOCKO, Steve, age 90, of Kettering, OH and formerly of Struthers, OH passed away at his residence Thursday, June 22, 2017. Steve was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Joan and seven siblings. He is survived by his children, Mary Kay Democko and Greg Democko; sister, Marion Dzurnak; brother, Robert Democko; and numerous other relatives. Steve served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
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Sue Flotron Strother

July 29, 1934 - June 21, 2017

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Monique Jeanne Travis

September 28, 1950 - June 21, 2017

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Richard Alan Haight

December 14, 1957 - June 19, 2017

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Glenna Alice Reynolds

August 4, 1930 - June 18, 2017

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Frances Helen Perkins

February 6, 1944 - June 18, 2017

PERKINS, Frances (Fran), age 73 of Springboro, OH, and formerly of Batavia NY, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born, February 6, 1944 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Edward and Rita Costello (nee Doherty) (both deceased). In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by son Donald Perkins and sister Carol Marki. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ronald; a son,...
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Lawrence John Koogler

February 7, 1958 - June 16, 2017

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Regina Kay Clay

June 26, 1937 - June 15, 2017

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Jean Edna Horan

December 28, 1926 - June 10, 2017

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Robert Eugene Hawk

February 1, 1943 - June 10, 2017

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Jonathan Craig Duffy

February 7, 1973 - June 9, 2017

DUFFY, Jonathan "Craig" passed away very unexpectedly on June 9, 2017 from a brain aneurysm. He was born Febraury 7, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his parents Bill & Nancy Duffy, brother Brett, sister Kara "Kate," her husband Ara Jerahian, his beloved niece and nephew, Tsoline & Levon, as well as a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a network of friends...
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Walter Vern Cherwinski

September 22, 1928 - June 9, 2017

CHERWINSKI, Walter Vernon, age 88, of Centerville, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 9, 2017. Vern was the president and owner of Malone's Camera Store. He was also an avid photographer and faithful member of Fairhaven Church. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Helen, their son Ronald, his sisters; Ardyth Watson and Violet Harmeling. Vern is survived by his daughter...
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Thomas Francis St. Denis

July 18, 1929 - June 6, 2017

St. Denis, Thomas "Tom", age 87, passed away June 6, 2017 in Dayton, OH. Tom was born in Syracuse, NY in 1929 to Francis T. and Mary Celestine St. Denis (nee McGuire). He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT; and Colorado A&M University. Upon the outbreak of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula in 1951, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviation...
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Kenton L. LeValley

July 19, 1985 - June 4, 2017

LeVALLEY, Kenton L., age 31, of Kettering, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and dogs on Sunday, June 4, 2017 after a 3 & ½ year courageous battle with Melanoma. Kenton is survived by his wife, Brittany; father, William LeValley; mother, Deborah LeValley, sister, Lauren (LeValley) Dunn and husband Andy, their two children Riley and Tyler; father-in-law, Martin Brunner; sister...
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Shirley Ann Jones

February 25, 1937 - May 31, 2017

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...
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Jan Duane Shrader

September 10, 1947 - May 30, 2017

SHRADER, Jan D., age 69, of Dayton passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Jan was preceded in death by his father, Morris Shrader and sister, Terry (Shrader) Morris. He is survived by his mother, June Shrader; children, Scott & Kelly Shrader, and Rebecca (Shrader) Peterson; many loving grandchildren; sister, Leisa (Shrader) Johnson and brother, Bill Shrader; and his beloved fiancé, Lois...
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Matthew Thomas Bayer

October 5, 1983 - May 26, 2017

BAYER, Mathew (Matt) Thomas, of Dayton, Ohio passed away in his home on May 26th, 2017. He was born in Downers Grove, Illinois October 5th, 1983. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patrice Bayer in 2010. He is survived by his children, Kayden and Owen; father and stepmother, Andrew and Margie Bayer; sister, Emily (Jared) Baker and stepbrother, Sam Bunch; and loving grandparents, aunts,...
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Noah Jared Theiss

July 21, 1999 - May 25, 2017

Noah Theiss was born on July 21, 1999 in Dayton, OH. He was a fun-loving friend to all; he loved his family and friends dearly and honored all relationships. He attended Bishop Fenwick High School and just completed his junior year. Among those who love him so much are his parents Michael and Suzanne Theiss, his brothers Tristan and Dylan, Brandon, David, Jessie, and Bethany, his devoted...
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Michael V. Lewis

February 21, 1956 - May 24, 2017

Michael V. Lewis, age 61, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Dayton. He was born in Sidney, Ohio, to Carroll and Sara (McKirnan) Lewis and was the oldest son, and third of four children. He was a natural athlete and avid arguer who followed his father into the profession of Law. As impassioned as he was imperfect, Michael was a life-long supporter of human rights and provided legal...
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Rachel Mae Matthews

May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2017

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Paul Garber

January 5, 1929 - May 20, 2017

GARBER, Paul Jr., age 88, of Dayton, Ohio, died peacefully on Saturday May 20th, 2017, at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield Ohio. Paul was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1947. He attended Miami University the following year and in 1948 he began service in the Army for three years. Shortly after his army discharge, Paul worked at Chrysler Corporation where he began his long career...
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John Neal Mobley

January 23, 1931 - May 19, 2017

MOBLEY, John "Jack" age 86 of Hamilton, Ohio and Ft Myers, Florida passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home in Hamilton. He was born in Xenia, Ohio on January 23, 1931. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Hilda, on the same day three years earlier; Father, Earl; Mother, Edith; brothers, Lee and Richard; Sisters, Juanita and Phyllis; Sons, John and Brian. He is...
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Stephen Joseph Roudebush

September 19, 1985 - May 18, 2017

Roudebush, Stephen Joseph "Joe", age 31, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Joe was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Marie Roudebush; mother-in-law, Elizabeth DiSantis; and by special baby, Blaze. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Harley Roudebush; mother and stepfather, Terry and Gene MacPherson; father, Stephen Roudebush; children, Gabriella, Faith and J.D.;...
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Mary Jean Hosmer

April 10, 1922 - May 17, 2017

Mary "Jean" Gatchell Hosmer passed away on May 17, 2017. She was born April 10, 1922 to the late Lucy J. (Wilcoxon) and Floyd Brunner Gatchell of Urichsville, Ohio. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Samuel Gatchell and her husband, Rowland Frank "Ozzie" Hosmer, director of instrumental music in Bay Village, Ohio. After graduating from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in...
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Lana S. Raco

May 19, 1948 - May 15, 2017

RACO, Lana S. (Fitzpatrick), age 68, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lana was born on Wednesday, May 19, 1948 in Dayton to the late James and Ruby Kline Fitzpatrick, Sr. Lana was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. She is survived by her sons, Denny (Kathleen) Moore and Doug (Becky Kesler) Moore; step sons, Jeff (Becca) Raco and Tony Raco;...
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Herbert Gompertz

June 30, 1929 - May 14, 2017

GOMPERTZ, Herbert, age 87, of Kettering, Ohio and NYC passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Lincoln Park Manor. Herbert was born on June 30, 1929 in Mainz, Germany to the late Herbert and Monika Gompertz. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Agnes. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (David) Porter; son, Paul Gompertz; grandchildren, Caroline Greyling and Jennifer...
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Juanita Francis Kirchmer

September 28, 1925 - May 14, 2017

KIRCHMER, Juanita F. age 91, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. Juanita graduated from Fairview High School, Class of 1943. She worked several years as a secretary. In 1947 she married Gene Kirchmer, they were together 69 years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge with her friends. She was a devoted and loving sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and...
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Rice Jones

December 31, 1927 - May 11, 2017

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Craig E. Rohrer

August 22, 1957 - May 10, 2017

Rohrer, Craig E., age 59, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Craig proudly served in the U.S. Army, retiring after 20 years of service to his country. Following his military service he was employed by Met Life Insurance for seven years. Craig was a member of V.F.W. Post 4270 in Trotwood. Craig was preceded in death by his, mother, Mary Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; step...
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Birch J. Gentry

February 23, 1925 - May 10, 2017

GENTRY, Birch J., age 92, of Centerville, Ohio passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after a brief illness. He was a kind, gentle, and soft-spoken man who was dedicated to the Lord and raised his family in the Christian faith. He was blessed with a loving family who will dearly miss him but celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Lord and reunited with...
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Thomas Joseph Nikolai

August 24, 1960 - May 7, 2017

Nikolai, Thomas Joseph, age 56, Tom departed this life much too soon on May 7, 2017, leaving behind a huge hole in the Dayton business community, the University of Dayton, Alter High School, and Incarnation Parish communities as well as in the lives of the many people who were privileged to call Tom a friend. But the largest hole he leaves is in his beloved and adoring family: high school...
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Catherine Elizabeth Abele

May 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Abele, Catherine Elizabeth, age 92, of Kettering, Ohio passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 of natural causes. She was the daughter of the late William and Regina (Bernard) Hoying of St. Patrick's, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, James L. Abele. She is survived by her eight loving children: James (Mary) Abele, Denise (Dr. Matthew) O'Connell, Diane (Theodore)...
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Delbert Leon Campbell

October 24, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Delbert Leon Campbell Jr., 84, passed away Friday May 5, 2017 with his family in Tampa, Florida. "Del" was born October 24, 1932 to Delbert Sr. and Thelma (Cox) Campbell in Dayton, Ohio; the oldest of 4 children. He graduated from Stivers High School in 1950. Delbert served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Marshall (DD-676) and the USS Piedmont (DD AD-17) as an Hospital Corpsman...
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Stefanie L. Pratt

March 22, 1963 - May 5, 2017

Stefanie Leigh PrattMarch 22, 1963 - May 5, 2017Stefanie L. Pratt, age 54, stepped from this earthly life into life everlasting with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 5, 2017. She probably feels a little sorry for the rest of us as we patiently await our graduation to heaven. Always the life of the party, Stefanie is now experiencing the party of all time. Stefanie was born in Salt Lake...
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Jacqueline D. Eckstein

August 26, 1925 - May 3, 2017

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C. Hollopeter

July 2, 1929 - May 3, 2017

HOLLOPETER, C. "Tom" age 87 of Centerville, Ohio died May 3, 2017. He was a graduate of Kiser High School and retired from Bank One after 38 years of service. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ernest Hollopeter, mother Roma (Thomas) Hollopeter and first wife Marilyn (Long) Hollopeter. He is survived by his wife Kathlyn (Dumont) Hollopeter of Centerville, Ohio, brother Larry Kent...
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Ruth Anders

June 8, 1931 - May 2, 2017

Anders, Ruth, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ruth was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She came to the United States in 1953 after marrying Clifford R. Anders on November 8, 1952. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Erna Waldvogel; husband of 54 years, Clifford; and longtime friend, Shirley Cecil. She is survived by special friend, Michele (Bob) Dilgard; and a host of...
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Nancy Jane Seitz

February 15, 1938 - May 2, 2017

Seitz, Nancy J., age 79 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday May 2, 2017 at Sycamore Hospital. Survivors include her husband Paul; two sons, Eric and wife Susanne Seitz of Plano, Texas and Joel and wife Sarah Seitz of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Shealy Seitz, Maya and Cora Seitz and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Nancy was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church...
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John Francis Deddens

August 7, 1926 - May 1, 2017

DEDDENS, John "Jack" F., Age 90 passed away on Monday, May 1. He was born on August 7, 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen. She was the love of his life and they were married for 57 years. Also, preceding him in death were his parents, Carl and Jane Deddens, In-Laws Rudy and Gladys Clark, Sister-In-Law, Darlyne Clark, Twin Grandchildren, Drew and Cole...
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Irene Criggall

November 15, 1914 - April 30, 2017

Criggall, Irene passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the age of 102. Irene was a loving mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband and grandson Lenny Retske, she is survived by her sons James (Wanda) and Brian Criggall and daughter Karen Spencer; grandchildren Jennifer (Erin) Taylor, Corene Darby, Stephanie Marsillett, Kelly Burcham, Tracey (Greg) Moyer,...
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John J. Elster

March 23, 1928 - April 29, 2017

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Pauline R. Shively

February 5, 1927 - April 27, 2017

SHIVELY, Pauline R, age 90 of Willow Brook Christian Village (Delaware, Ohio), died on Thursday April 27, 2017 . She was born February 5, 1927 in Caldwell, Ohio, to Ernest and Helen Fecho. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Fairview High School and took classes at the University of Dayton, Sinclair College and the Dayton Art Institute. She loved to paint and blessed many with her...
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Nancy Elizabeth Gagnon

March 10, 1942 - April 26, 2017

GAGNON, Nancy Elizabeth , 75, of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Kettering Memorial Hospital. She was born March 10, 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan, to Fern and Joseph Pfander. She married Michael "Mike" Gagnon on June 24, 1967 and he survives. Also surviving are her children, Chris Gagnon, Tim Gagnon, Mary (Mike) Foley, and Kathleen (Seth) Shaner; five grandchildren, Jack, Nora,...
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Lois Shirley Gilboy

February 12, 1926 - April 25, 2017

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Carolyn Tharp

November 1, 1919 - April 25, 2017

THARP, Carolyn, age 97 of Centerville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Hawkins and Frank Tharp. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (David) Travis; step son David Tharp; step daughter, Darlene Miller; grandchildren, Linda & Michael Miller, Gail (Jeff) Chambers; Randy (Carol) Todd, Kevin (Penni) Travis, and...
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Lawrence Dennis Johnson

July 13, 1944 - April 23, 2017

JOHNSON, Lawrence Dennis, "Larry" Larry finally managed to realize a long held goal - to live forever or die trying. To the surprise of no one anywhere, least of all himself, the part of that goal he managed to realize was the later part. He died on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:44 am in the usual way. He was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, on 13 July 1944 making him...
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Jack Allen Morter

November 23, 1941 - April 23, 2017

MORTER, Jack A., age 75 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Jack was born on November 23, 1941 in Dayton to the late Orville and Ruth Black Morter. He was also preceded in death by his brother Tom. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Brenda; daughter, Patti (Jeff) Pickrel; two grandchildren, Maggie and Max Pickrel; and his cousin Joy (James) Lawrence, who was like a...
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Elizabeth Ruth Anderson

February 19, 1926 - April 22, 2017

.Elizabeth Ruth Meek (Kennedy) Anderson (passed away April 22, 2017 at the Ludington Woods Assisted Living Center, Ludington, MI at 91 years of age. Lived in North Port, FL for the past 14 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Randal A. Anderson, who died July 2016. Elizabeth was born 19 Feb 1926, in Edenton, Clermont Co., Ohio the only child of Williard and Dolores Meek. She...
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Eileen Eileen Risko

August 11, 1924 - April 21, 2017

RISKO, Eileen age 92 of Miami Twp., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Hospice of Dayton. Eileen will be remembered most for her hospitality and her overwhelming love for her family. Eileen was married to Charles for 69 years until his death in 2014. She missed him tremendously and now re-joins him in eternal rest. Born in Columbus, Ohio to (the late) Roy and Leila Shockley...
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Edward Joseph Saccocio

September 3, 1932 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Neva L. Birkett

September 10, 1944 - April 20, 2017

BIRKETT, Neva L., age 72 of Miamisburg, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Neva was born on September 10, 1944 in Rockford, Illinois to Jay Thomas Harding and Bertha Nuernberg. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 52 years, Bill; daughters, Heather (Jason) Augenstein and Kristen (Joseph) Markowski; two granddaughters, Kira and Alexis Markowski; and her faithful friend,...
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Gary Francis Gibson

October 13, 1941 - April 20, 2017

Gibson, Gary F., age 75, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Gary retired from the Dayton Police Department after 34 years of service. Following retirement he served as a court security officer at the Federal Building. Gary was a member of Church of the Incarnation and frequently served as a substitute usher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chalmer and Margaret Gibson; his first wife,...
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Robert J. Stansbury

September 25, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Stansbury, Robert J., age 91, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Bob was a dedicated member of Christ United Methodist Church and loved singing in the choir. He worked his entire 46 year career at NCR in many different capacities. Bob was preceded in death in 2014 by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Stansbury. He is survived by daughters, Karen (Joe) Zippilli and Lynn Sowders; sister, Marjorie...
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Janet Hayes

May 13, 1948 - April 16, 2017

Hayes, Janet, age 68, of Waynesville passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Janet was born on May 13, 1948 in Leburn, KY. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul K. Thacker. Janet is survived by her husband of 48 years, Michael J. Hayes; two sons, Michael (Jody) Hayes Jr. and Brian Hayes; grandchildren, Kaylee, Alexis, Jaime and Andrew; her mother, Irene Thacker; two...
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Belen Josephine McKenna

March 8, 1926 - April 16, 2017

McKENNA, Belen Josephine (Jo), age 91, of Dayton Ohio passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Bethany Village Nursing Home. Jo was born on March 8, 1926 in Flushing, N.Y. She was the beloved wife of James Walter McKenna, who preceded her in death. She was a loving mother who is survived by Kathleen (Dan) Vial, Marybeth (Bill) Stromenger, James M. (Maureen) McKenna, Thomas G. (Mary) McKenna,...
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Richard Walter Appelt

June 15, 1943 - April 15, 2017

APPELT, Richard Walter, born June 15, 1943 to Walter and Waneta Appelt, Rich was the second of three children. He was an enthusiastic cheerleader to all, especially his sisters and family. He was a Chicago Public High School teacher for 30 plus years, and a true intellectual. He loved history, music, art, gardening, hand-made and antique goods, cartography, politics, travel, family and friends...
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Nancy Sue Buettner

March 25, 1944 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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Russell Toops

September 3, 1926 - April 12, 2017

TOOPS, Dr. Russell, age 90 of Cape Coral Florida died on April 20, 2017 at the Hospice of Dayton. Dr.Russell Toops is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He practiced Veterinary medicine in Dayton Ohio for 49 years. Preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann Toops in 2009, sisters Rita Meeker and Sue Studebaker. Survived by,...
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Betty J. Yost

February 27, 1917 - April 12, 2017

YOST, Betty J., 100 of Kettering, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Hospice of Dayton. Betty was born in Massillon, Ohio February 27, 1917, moved to Canton, Ohio in 1928 and to Kettering, Ohio in 1961. Betty was a graduate of Kent State University. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Agnes(Melching)Bozman, husband Jack A. Yost Sr., son LPD Yost III, and brother...
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Joe E. Hudson

February 19, 1919 - April 12, 2017

HUDSON, Joe E., age 98 of Kettering, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Joe was born on February 19, 1919 in Dayton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; children Dale and Diana; brother Frank, and sister Georgiana Beatty. He is survived by his daughter Donna; and daughter-in-law, Gail. Joe was a 1937 graduate of Stivers High School and Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He was a...
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Dorothy Irene Johnson

April 29, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Johnson (Ball), Dorothy I. (Dottie or Dee) born April 29, 1925 died April 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Willis who she married on June 25, 1944, at the Base Chapel, Tyndall Field Air Force Base, FL., her parents, siblings, and many other family members and friends. Survivors include her two sons, Wesley (Mary) Johnson, Geary Johnson, and daughter Sandi Jenkins (Larry Teague)...
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Beth Madine Addis

June 17, 1937 - April 9, 2017

ADDIS, Beth N., age 79 of Kettering, passed away Sun Sunday, April 9, 2017. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Miami Valley Memory Gardens Mausoleum. (TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - FAR HILLS CHAPEL)
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Wanda Catherine Pospisil

December 2, 1941 - April 8, 2017

Wanda Catherine (Coffey) Pospisil of Kettering, Ohio passed into eternal salvation after a courageous battle with multiple medical conditions on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Her loyal husband and her good friends were by her bedside when she peacefully passed away. She was born in Rockcastle, Kentucky on December 2nd, 1941. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Frank Pospisil, their son...
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Janet Susan Sheets

April 23, 1962 - April 8, 2017

Sheets, Janet S., age 54, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. Janet worked for Classic Student Tours for the past eight years and for the Centerville City Schools for many years prior to that. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother-in-law, Julie Sheets; She is survived by her husband, Jeff Sheets; sons, Chad, Brian and Jason Sheets; parents, Angeline and Frederick Geitner; brothers,...
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Robert L Bob Maybury

November 5, 1941 - April 7, 2017

Robert Lee Maybury passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 with his family by his side. Bob was born on November 5, 1941 in Hamilton, Ohio to Louise Maybury (nee Preckett) and Andrew Maybury (both deceased). After graduating from Hamilton High in 1959, Bob joined the United States Air Force in 1960. He was assigned to several different stations before ending up with the 866th Radar in Tonopah,...
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Mary Ann Woodbury

July 28, 1932 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.
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