Our Obituaries

Charles Franklin Lantis

October 13, 1948 - January 18, 2018


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Richard Herbert Gaudion

July 12, 1925 - January 16, 2018


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Richard H. Gaudion

July 12, 1925 - January 16, 2018

Gaudion, Richard H. "Dick", 92, died Tuesday 16 January. Born in East Rochester, NY in 1925, he was the last surviving child of Orpha (Gascoyne) Gaudion and William Thomas Gaudion; predeceased by his brothers Donald A. Gaudion and Harold W. Gaudion. His lasting legacy will be a faith-filled life and the enduring love of his wife of 67 ("and one half") years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Byrnes) Gaudion...
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Edwina Marie Matthews

October 26, 1925 - January 15, 2018

MATTHEWS, Edwina Marie, age 92, passed away on January 15, 2018 in Dayton. Ohio. Born at home, on Sandhurst Drive in Dayton, Ohio, Edwina Matthews was the fifth of six children of Lawrence and Mary Scott. She entered this world on October 26, 1925. Eddie, as she was known, attended Fairview Grade School and High School graduating in 1943. She joined the Cadet Nursing Corps when World War II...
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Thomas J. Lehmkuhl

January 8, 1943 - January 15, 2018

Thomas J Lehmkuhl, age 74 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Monday January 15th, at Hospice of Dayton.Tom was born on October 8, 1943 to the late Clarence and Leola (Meyer) Lehmkuhl. Tom enjoyed ballroom dancing with his best friend and loving wife of 53 years, Rose Ann, who survives. Playing cards was a favorite activity for Tom who was a member of the same card club with Rose Ann for over 47...
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Dorothy Marie Prestwood

December 5, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Prestwood, Dorothy Marie age 88 of Dayton, Ohio passed away Monday January 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph J. Prestwood. Survivors include her sons, Joseph J. Prestwood Jr. and Jack S. (Jeannie) Prestwood and a granddaughter Taylor. Graveside Service will be held at 2 pm Friday January 19, 2018 at Miami Valley Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel . On line condolences may be...
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Margaret J. Swigart

December 10, 1926 - January 15, 2018

SWIGART, Margaret Josephine (Wirt), age 91, of Kettering, OH, passed away on January 15, 2018. Margaret was born on December 10, 1926 in Cookeville, TN to parents, Ralph H. Wirt and Maggie Jared Wirt. She attended and graduated from Central High School in Cookeville, and worked in Oakridge TN at the Union Carbide plant during World War II. Margaret moved to Kettering in 1961 where she worked...
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Garold G. Sheetz

January 11, 1931 - January 14, 2018

SHEETZ, Garold Gene (aka Jerry), of Kettering, OH passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018 and is now reunited with his loving wife Patricia of 63 years. Garold was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Garold was a Korean War Veteran and retired from NCR. His wit, intelligence, and generosity gave him a personality that blessed family, friends, and those he came in contact...
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Marilyn Kay Brooke

November 2, 1943 - January 13, 2018

Brooke, Marilyn, of Dayton, Ohio passed away January 13, 2018. She was born in Falls City, Nebraska and raised in Gothenburg, Nebraska. She is survived by her children Lindsay (Brian) Scarbro and Logan (Tess) Brooke, her grandchildren Nora and Spencer, her brother Richard (Christine) Wulf and their children Ashley and Tim. She is also survived by more friends than we can mention and extended...
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Betty Jane Rammes

November 27, 1925 - January 13, 2018

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

December 25, 1951 - January 12, 2018

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

February 23, 1943 - January 11, 2018

Barstow, John "Jack" Alan, age 74 of Bellbrook passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy Barstow, first wife Rosanne "Rosie" Barstow and a brother Jim Barstow. Survivors include his wife Roselyn "Rose" Barstow; brother Bill Barstow (Connie Jones), sister Liz (Don) Raiff, sister-in-law Chrissy Barstow; children Julie (John)...
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Mathias Leo Kolleck

December 22, 1943 - January 10, 2018

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

December 31, 1929 - January 10, 2018

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

April 1, 1929 - January 9, 2018

SPEARS, Anita age 88 of Huber Heights, Ohio passed away at the residence Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born to the late Fred and Louise Fugate in Rogersville, Tennessee. Anita was known for her southern cooking. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting. And was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her son Lewis Spears, sisters Ethel Findley, and Shirley...
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Joan Lee Barnett

September 11, 1932 - January 8, 2018

BARNETT, Joan Lee, age 85, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Lebanon, OH, passed away Monday, January 8th, 2018 in Sarasota. Joan was born on September 11, 1932 in Dayton, OH, to the late Thomas and Mildred Norris Himes. She is survived by William E Barnett, her loving husband of 65 years; children, Dr. Robert (Pam) Barnett; Sue (Larry) Haag; Patti (Jim) Smith; sister, Betty Day; brother, Tom Himes;...
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Joan Lee Barnett

September 11, 1932 - January 8, 2018


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Elaine P. Kreitzburg

January 4, 1922 - January 8, 2018

Elaine Pearl Kreitzburg, age 96 of Centerville, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Oak Creek Terrace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Kreitzburg in 2014, parents, Pearl & Emil Mattson, sisters-in-law, Ruth Wean and Marie McLean; niece, Kay Wean; nephew, Randy Wean. Elaine is survived by her nephew, Ron Wean, niece, Kyoko Wean; grand nieces, Kandis Gibson (Brad) and Megan...
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Marjorie Ellen Wirth

July 16, 1935 - January 8, 2018

Marjorie E. (Reed) Wirth, 82, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Jan 8th, 2018.Marjorie E. Reed Wirth was a remarkable woman by anyone's standards. She was known for her enormous heart, especially when it came to meeting the needs of children. Margie, as many knew her, was extensively active in the community, had been a school teacher for 37 years, belonged to numerous local organizations & had a...
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Terrance Lee Carolus

November 24, 1943 - January 8, 2018

Carolus, Terrance Lee "Terry", age 74 of Kettering, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born November 24, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents Russell S. Carolus and Marie Rarey, step-father (Pat) Vernon Rarey, son William Alex Carolus, sister Mary Beth Hunt, brothers Dan & Russ Carolus, and brother in law Russell Cooper. His leaves behind...
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James Howard Duncan

February 27, 1948 - January 7, 2018

Duncan, Jr., James H., age 69, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Jim loved physical activity and organized sports, especially softball. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. Jim worked for many years as the Program Director prior to becoming the Executive Director at the Kettering YMCA where he was instrumental in establishing many children's leagues. Jim had a...
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Raymond Lawrence Toole

April 6, 1929 - January 7, 2018

Colonel (Ret.) Raymond L. Toole, of Orlando, FL, and originally from Miners Mills, PA, passed away on January 7, 2018, in Dayton, OH. He was 88 years old. Raymond attended St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, PA. He received an appointment to the United States Military Academy, West Point, and graduated in the USMA Class of 1951. ...
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Harlow Joseph Fleischman

January 28, 1926 - January 7, 2018

FLEISCHMAN, Harlow "Bud" Joseph, Jr., age 91 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Bud, preceded by Nancy Lee (wife, 39 yrs.) and Mark (son), is survived by Shirley (wife, 24 yrs.), Lyn Joseph (son), Kate (daughter-in-law), Ruth (Lloyd) Droske and Paul (Andrea) Fleischman (grandchildren); Kathy (Jim) Kussman (stepdaughter-in-law) and step-granddaughters Holly Zimmerman, Katie (Chad...
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Kathleen Ruth Bryan

March 26, 1925 - January 6, 2018

Bryan, Kathleen Hunter age 92 of Washington Township passed away Saturday January 6, 2018 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Robert Bryan and is survived by her son Stephen (Sandra) Bryan of Grosse Pointe Park, MI; grandchildren, Melissa, Hunter, Katie Bryan; cousin Ruth Garber Hawk; nieces, Lucinda Kathleen Kullman of Salmo, British Columbia,...
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Lewis Stepp

November 25, 1946 - January 5, 2018

Stepp, Lewis Ray, age 71, of Springboro, Ohio left this earth for heaven on January 5, 2018, and is now resting peacefully in the hands of God and the Angels. He was born in Clark Range, TN on November 25, 1946 to Edsel Ray and Rosa Lee (Sisco) Stepp, and moved to Dayton when he was a baby. Lewis graduated from Fairborn High School. He was retired from Jena Tool after 23 years of service, and had...
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Sarah Marie Hanna

October 1, 1936 - January 4, 2018

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

August 14, 1927 - January 3, 2018

Engelhardt, Gudrun, age 90, of Centerville, OH and formerly of Saginaw, MI passed away January 3, 2018 at St Leonard Living Community. She was born August 1927 in Germany. She immigrated to the United States in 1954 with her late husband of 66 years, Hans and daughter and became a naturalized citizen in 1962. Gudrun was an avid lover of all types of needle arts. Before moving to Ohio, she was...
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Mary Catherine Zink

October 9, 1919 - January 1, 2018

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

January 17, 1926 - December 31, 2017

FISK, Florence Elizabeth, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Charles K. Fisk, and her brothers, Nelson H. Hinman and George Hinman, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Fisk-Owais and her husband, Wisam N. Owais of Lexington, Kentucky, as well as 3 nieces, 2 nephews and their...
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Betty Eleanor Bates

December 24, 1925 - December 31, 2017

Betty Bartels Bates, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017at Brookdale of Oakwood. She was born on December 24, 1925 to Hobart and Eleanor (Combs) Bartels. She was a 1942 graduate of Oakwood High School, 1947 graduate of The Ohio State University, and fulfilled a lifetime goal by graduating from The University of Dayton School of Law in 1981 as well as successfully passing...
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Everett Frederick Telljohann

October 4, 1933 - December 30, 2017

Everett Frederick Telljohann, 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 30, 2017. The cause of death was prostate cancer.Everett, the son of German immigrants, was born in Kettlersville, Ohio, a small rural community north of Dayton. He attended Anna High School and graduated with a BBA from the University of Cincinnati, where he co-oped with Inland Manufacturing. While serving in...
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William E. Walser

November 6, 1922 - December 28, 2017

Walser, William E. "Bill", DDS, age 95, passed away on December 28, 2017. Bill was an avid tennis, golf and squash player. He attained national ranking as a senior squash player. He practiced dentistry in Centerville for 45 years. He is an alumnus of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Ohio State University. Bill was a captain in the army serving during WWII and Korea. He was involved in the...
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Bobbie Henrietta Meece

April 19, 1930 - December 27, 2017

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

March 29, 1925 - December 27, 2017

William "Bill" Ward passed away peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on Wednesday, Dec. 27,2017. Born in 1925 to Abby and Everett Ward in Earnestville, Kentucky, Bill was one ofnine children who helped on the family's tobacco farm. At the age of 17, he moved north toDayton, Ohio, where he worked on the line at Frigidaire/General Motors for the next 44 ½years except for a stint in the U.S. Army, where...
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Michael Eugene Baumaster

November 29, 1949 - December 26, 2017

BAUMASTER, Michael Eugene, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2017. Mike was a United States Navy Veteran, and retired from the Boeing Company after 27 years of service. He is survived by his father Eugene Baumaster, daughters Shawn(Robert)Ellison, and Sarah(Ben)Russo, sisters Ruth Jewell, and Janna Lewis, brother Tom Baumaster, grandchildren Josh, Jason, and Ryan Ellison, and...
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Ella Mae Green

June 14, 1929 - December 24, 2017

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

January 24, 1923 - December 24, 2017

Gibson, Rose Eileen age 94 of Bellbrook where she lived many years with her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Vernon Greene before her time at Bethany Lutheran Village. She was preceded in death by their children Linda Lou Gibson, Fr Jay Gibson, husband, Jack Gibson; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Joan Wampler. Survivors include son, David L. Gibson (Marci); daughter Debra L. Green (Vernon);...
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Beverly Gail Hammer

August 29, 1942 - December 23, 2017

Hammer, Beverly Gail, 75, of Kettering, Ohio went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on December 23, 2017. She attended the University of Dayton and was an elementary school teacher prior to focusing on her role as homemaker. She was an accomplished vocalist. She served as a tutor in several school systems and led bible study classes for children. She was preceded in death by her son, William E....
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Werner Rudolph Grunwald

September 3, 1935 - December 23, 2017

GRUNWALD, Werner Rudolph, Age 82, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2017. Werner was born to the late Benno Grunwald and Elsa (Wrangel) Grunwald on September 3, 1935, in Mapes North Dakota. His childhood was spent in Allenstein, East Prussia, and he returned to the United States in 1951 with his parents and brothers. He served in the United States Army in the Engineering...
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Robert Lee Schimmel

December 10, 1923 - December 23, 2017

SCHIMMEL, Mr. Robert Lee, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the age of 94. Bob was born to parents Carl and Gertrude Schimmel of Fairmont, WV on December 10, 1923. He served during WWII in the Army's 29th Infantry Division. Bob later went on to West Virginia University was a member of Delta Tau Delta and graduated with an Engineering degree. He married Carolyn...
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Mary L. Williams

June 26, 1932 - December 22, 2017

WILLIAMS, Mary Lucille, age 85 of Kettering, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at home. Mary was born on June 26, 1932 in San Pedro CA to the late Jesse and Lucille Tossey Stretch. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jean O'Daniell and Betty Callan; a daughter, Diane Suarez; and a granddaughter, Chloe Williams. She is survived by her loving children, Janet (John) Williams, Nancy ...
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Betty June Zoul

June 24, 1927 - December 21, 2017

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

September 11, 1941 - December 21, 2017

Fannin, Judith "Judy" Ann age 76 of Kettering passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at The Oaks of West Kettering. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mildred Herzog, a sister, Janet Sherwood ; a brother, Tommy Herzog and a daughter, Linda Britton. Survivors include her husband, Darrell Fannin; children, Cheryl (Norm) Bradshaw, Mary Jo (Warren) Sutton, Angela (Chris) Tabor, D.R....
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Mary Ellen Hill

January 9, 1950 - December 19, 2017

Hill, Mary E., age 67, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed camping and any activity that took her outdoors. She also enjoyed watching sports on T.V. Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Hensley Gambrel; father, William Hensley; step father, Tom Gambrel; and by a brother, Wayne Hensley. She is survived by her daughter and...
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Carl Jones

July 19, 1950 - December 19, 2017

Carl "Rex" Jones, age 67 of Waynesville, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Quaker Heights Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Lou (Bond) Jones and his sister, Robyn (Jones) Walker. He is survived by his wife, Cherle L. (Georges, Eakins) Jones, and his children: Aaron B. Jones, Tamara D. Jones, Carri L. (Eakins) Creed and husband Darren, and Chris D....
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Patricia Jean Quigley

November 3, 1931 - December 19, 2017

Quigley, Patricia Jean "Pat" age of 86 of Kettering passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 at Grace Brethern Village. She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Hay and her sister, Sandra Bantz. Survivors include her daughter Laura (Tim) Young of Centerville; a son Larry Robinson of Beavercreek; 2 grandsons, Erik and Brad Robinson; great granddaughters , Alyssa and Gracelyn and several cousins,...
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Vivian Eads Craven

January 8, 1928 - December 18, 2017

CRAVEN, Vivian Eads, Age 89, of Dayton, passed away Dec. 18, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband Robert Lane Craven, her parents Susie Woodward and Arnold Eads, her brother Vernon Eads, and her brother-in-law Clifford Downs. Survived by her sisters Genevieve (Ned) Rasor and Gretchen (Clifford) Downs, children Jennifer (Mark) Weaver and Jim (Ruthie) Craven, grandchildren Burt (Ashley) Weaver,...
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Andrew George Drake

August 1, 1928 - December 15, 2017

DRAKE, Andrew G. age 89 of Dayton, OH passed away December 15, 2017. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Andy was a retired carpenter of many years with Local 136 Union. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Clara. Andy was the father of 5 sons; Daniel R. (Janet) Drake, Thomas (Debbie) Drake, Robert (Linda) Drake, Joseph (Debbie) Drake, Ronald (Dawn) Drake; 6...
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Stephen E. Seaberg

November 19, 1947 - December 15, 2017

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

May 10, 1923 - December 14, 2017

ANGOFF, Boris (Butch) R., age 94, of Kettering, OH passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 14, 2017 at Concordia of Cranberry in Mars, PA. Born in Dayton, OH on May 10, 1923, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ango and Mary Christoff; his wife of 69 years, Marjorie Angoff; his sister Nina Elliott; and his son Robert Angoff Sr. He is survived by his grandchildren, Robert Jr ...
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Thomas Paul Rab

December 9, 1918 - December 12, 2017

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

March 17, 1932 - December 12, 2017

YOUNG, Mary Anne, age 85, of Kettering Ohio passed away on December 12th, 2017. Mary Anne was born in Detroit Michigan to Sarah and Walter Gauntt on March 17th, 1932. Mary Anne was a shining light, she never knew a stranger and was a positive uplifting force to everyone that was lucky enough to know her. Mary Anne was proceeded in death by her husband George Young. Mary Anne is survived by her...
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James Todd Landsiedel

August 1, 1958 - December 11, 2017

LANDSIEDEL, James T., age 59 of Washington Township passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at River Oak Assisted Living after a Lengthy Illness. Jim was born on August 1, 1958 in Dayton to James A. and Edna L. Lansiedel. He was also preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother, Edna "Edie"; a sister, Lisa Landsiedel; four cousins; and many wonderful friends. Jim worked for...
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Foley L. Parker

May 24, 1925 - December 10, 2017

Foley Parker of Kettering, OH, departed earth for heaven on December 10, 2017, at 92 years old, one day after his 73rd anniversary to his surviving wife, Freda (Cox) Parker, who nurtured, loved, and cared for him. He was born on May 24, 1925, in Laurel County, KY, to the late Lee and Bessie Parker. He was preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers, and a very special granddaughter,...
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Thea Antoinette Berus-Jones

February 5, 2015 - December 9, 2017

Thea Berus-Jones was born on February 5, 2015. Thea went home to be with the angels on December 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Todd Berus and her uncle Carl Allen. Thea leaves to cherish her memory her loving and dedicated mother, Dounisha Barwick-Jones, stepfather Hussain Madouh, special uncle Michael Jones and aunt Sierra Berus. Left to cherish her precious memory are her...
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Isabella Marie Brown

February 29, 1920 - December 9, 2017

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

September 7, 1929 - December 6, 2017

SHEPHERD, Ruth Ellen Hackenberger, age 88 of Dayton, Ohio passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Cypress Point Health Campus. Ruth was born on September 7, 1929 in Findlay, Ohio to the late James and Thelma Ernst Hackenberger and was the oldest of 9 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Ron) Himebaugh; son, Steve (Sherry)...
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Lillian Dorothy Heisler

November 22, 1926 - December 3, 2017

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

July 21, 1955 - December 3, 2017

Garrison, Judy Ann, age 62, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. Judy was employed for 44 years at Kettering Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donna and Lawrence Parker. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jerry Garrison; sisters, Bonnie (Carl) White, Sandra (Don) Ohnewehr, and Connie Bigelow; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Tim) Coldiron and Mary Garrison; brother-in...
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Lillian May Gillespie

August 16, 1950 - December 2, 2017

GILLESPIE, Lillian M., of Eaton died December 2, 2017. Lillian was born in Dayton, Ohio August 16, 1950 to Allen and Hilda Gillespie, she is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Iris Gillespie of Kettering, Ohio; her sister Marjie Gillespie of St. Petersburg, Florida; niece Krista Gillespie Darkow and her husband David of Centerville, Ohio and their daughters Alyssa Wall, Danielle...
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Stanley Ervin Bostic, Jr.

January 4, 1941 - November 30, 2017

BOSTIC, Stanley Ervin, Jr., age 76, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Centerville, OH. He was born on January 4, 1941 in Charleston, WV to Stanley and Norma Lee Bostic. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, and received B.S. degrees in Math and Physics from West Virgina State University. In 1962, he married Sharon Elizabeth Suter and together they raised their...
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Patrick Trant McQuillan

June 13, 1970 - November 29, 2017

McQuillan, Patrick Trant, beloved father, husband, brother, son and uncle, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 47. Patrick was born on June 13, 1970 in Dayton to the late Roy and Doris (Trant) McQuillan. He is preceded in death by his brother Matt McQuillan and infant son Declan McQuillan. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Suzanne; four children Teagan, Kenna, Garrett and...
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James Paul Smith

August 17, 1929 - November 29, 2017

SMITH, James P. Sr. was called to be with our Lord Jesus on November 29, 2017. Jim was born August 17, 1929 to Alexander and Clara Smith in Warriors Mark, PA. On June 16, 1962, he married the love of his life, Lillian Grace Gambini. They had 48 wonderful years together before Lillian's passing in 2011. Jim is dearly missed by his adoring children: Kathryn Murphy (Todd) Kennesaw, GA, James P....
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Daphne Jenks

May 23, 1932 - November 29, 2017

JENKS, Daphne Gilveli, age 85 of Kettering passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Daphne was born on May 23, 1932 in Dayton to the late John and Kalliope Gilveli descendents of Northern Greece and Turkey. She was a 1950 graduate of Patterson Co-Op High School and attended Sinclair Community College. She was employed at Shiffield/Bendix Corp in Communications and Travel...
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John Albert Bosch

March 14, 1929 - November 26, 2017

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

February 13, 1928 - November 26, 2017

SHEETS, Lois EileenAge 89, of Centerville (formerly of Trotwood), went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Ohio's Hospice of Dayton. Lois was a 1946 graduate of Trotwood-Madison High School in Trotwood, where she and her husband, Joe, made their home. Following her retirement from Bank One, Dayton (now JP Morgan Chase), Joe and Lois enjoyed their grandsons' school and...
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Naomi Louise Stites

August 8, 1925 - November 26, 2017

STITES, Naomi Louise, age 92 of Kettering, OH passed away, Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was a long time member of the Beta Sigma Phi, Chapter Xi Theta Epsilon Sorority. Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Marshal Stites, brother, Gordon Noble, and lifelong friend, Ann Courtney. She is survived by daughter, Marsha Kenworthy; granddaughter, Melissa Kenworthy; sister, Jan Aggers in Oregon;...
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Paul Orebaugh

February 22, 1944 - November 26, 2017

OREBAUGH Sr., Paul Edward "Ed", age 73 went to be with his Lord and Savior after a courageous battle. Paul was born in New Vienna, Ohio to the late Paul L. and Thelma(Rowe)Orebaugh. He retired after 35 years of service from General Motors Delphi Kettering. His true passion though was working the audio visual equipment for several churches in the Dayton area. He is preceded in death by his...
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Kimberly Dawn Hoskins

April 28, 1972 - November 26, 2017

HOSKINS, Kimberly Dawn age 45 of Dayton, OH passed away November 26, 2017. Kim was born April 28, 1972 and was a graduate of Fairmont High School. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William & Leila Gray, paternal grandparents, Robert & Mary Hoskins, a sister Jennifer Mosher and a brother, Peter E. Mosher. Kim is survived by her parents, Pete & Marsha Mosher of Centerville,...
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Gerald Gillotti

February 19, 1937 - November 23, 2017

Gerald L. Gillotti "Jerry", age 80, of Kettering passed away November 23, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Born February 19, 1937 to the late Adam and Rose (Angelo) Gillotti. Also preceding him in death is his son, Stephen Gillotti. Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Winifred (Winnie) Gillotti; son Michael (Paula); daughter Catherine; daughter in-law Cynthia Gillotti; brothers Fred (Carol),...
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Patricia Mae Hendricks

July 10, 1931 - November 22, 2017

Hendricks, Patricia Mae Kibler, age 86, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Erma Kibler, her brothers and sisters, and her loving husband of 57 years, Robert George Hendricks. She is survived by her children, Robert David Hendricks, Vicki Hendricks (Dan Landis), and Linda Avellone (Tim), grandchildren Ryan Hockaday (Amanda Wardle), Kelli Daly...
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Gary Joseph Clouse

May 14, 1936 - November 22, 2017

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

November 8, 1938 - November 21, 2017

Hovell, C. Ronald," Ron", Age 79 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio. He was born November 8, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. The son of the late Clement G. and Marie Louise (Housel) Hovell. He served his country with the U.S. Navy and was employed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management in Washington, D.C. His career included...
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Ruth Moore

January 21, 1913 - November 19, 2017

MOORE, Ruth age 104 of Centerville, OH passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by husband John, daughter JoAnn Smith, son John Moore, grandsons David Moore & Matthew Smith. Survived by grandchildren Diane (Tom) Baglio, Erich (Stacy) Smith, Greg Smith & Nikki (Andy) Sandidge, great grandchildren Cole, Shae & Aliyah. Service and burial will be held Fri. Dec. 22, 2017 at...
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Morgan Elizabeth Cornele

April 26, 1993 - November 19, 2017

CORNELE, Morgan Elizabeth, age 24 of Kettering passed away on November 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her parents Mike and Lori Ann Cornele, sisters Lauren Cornele (Jarod Henline) and Logan Cornele (Destiny Carter), grandparents Vernon D.(Gretchen)Best II, Patricia Turner (Mike) Mahaney and Dora L. Cornele, uncles Matt (Cathi) Best, Steve (Hattie) Cornele and aunt...
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James Richard Reinhart

February 25, 1941 - November 19, 2017

Age 76, of Centerville, OH, passed peacefully on Nov. 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Jim was born February 25, 1941, in Portland, IN, the son of Clemens and Rose (Schindler) Reinhart. Jim married Patricia (Donnelly) on June 26, 1965. He is survived by his wife, Patricia and his three children, Cindy (Dave) Marshall, Keith (Anna Lisa) Reinhart, and Timothy (Monica) Reinhart...
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Raymond Eugene Hollingsworth

January 3, 1936 - November 18, 2017

HOLLINGSWORTH Raymond Eugene, 81 of West Carrollton, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was born January 3, 1936 and raised in Franklin, Ohio to the late Orville and Wanda Hollingsworth. He graduated from Franklin High School and retired from NCR and real estate. Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Patsy Hollingsworth, sister Mary Jane Easton and brother-in-law Tom Easton...
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William Jennings Seybert

September 2, 1937 - November 17, 2017

SEYBERT, William Jennings, Jr., age 80, born in Dayton, Ohio, on September 2, 1937, passed on November 17, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his father, William Jennings Seybert, in 1951, his mother, Dorothy Marguerite Gerdes Seybert, in 1991, and his sister, Suzanne Marie Stewart, in 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Adrien Paige Seybert, of Boulder, Colorado; a...
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Daisy Ellen Hodson

December 30, 1921 - November 16, 2017

HODSON, Daisy Ellen (Gultice), age 95, of Centerville, Ohio died November 16, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living, in Oakwood. She was born December 30, 1921, in Xenia Ohio, Greene County, she is the child of John Russel and Helen Marie (Stingley) Gultice. After graduating from Xenia High School in1941, Daisy married Robert Zartman Mount of Bellbrook on October 25,1941. Robert and Daisy raised...
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Robert E. Tamaska

September 16, 1929 - November 16, 2017

Tamaska, Robert E., age 88, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Bob was a graduate of Patterson Cooperative High School and the University of Dayton. He worked for many years as a photographer for the Dayton Daily News and for WHIO-TV. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Tamaska; and by brothers, Ray and Joe Tamaska. Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce to whom he was married for...
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Nestor A. Fernandez

August 2, 1942 - November 15, 2017

Nestor A Fernandez Sr, 75, of Miami Florida, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017.Nestor was born in Cuba on August 2nd, 1942. He was the son of Manuel and Alodia Fernandez (Delgado). Nestor and his wife immigrated to the United States in September, 1961. Nestor founded multiple companies in which he earned many awards for his business acumen. He loved to fish and smoke fine cigars. He...
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Sharon Lou Smith

February 6, 1936 - November 14, 2017

SMITH, (Blatz) Sharon Lou, age 81 of Centerville, OH passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Sharon was born in Dayton, OH, February 6, 1936 to the late Clarence & Juanita (Houser) Blatz. In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Wilbur (Bill) Smith, and a...
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Thelma Hessell

June 27, 1932 - November 10, 2017

HESSELL, Thelma, (nee Spitz), 85, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer's. Thelma was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years Robert Hessell and parents Abraham and Ethel (Bloom) Spitz. Thelma was a devoted wife, loving mother, and super proud "Gram". Survived by daughter Allison (David) LeBuhn of Wyoming, OH, and son Eric Hessell of Cincinnati...
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Roy Norton

March 12, 1931 - November 5, 2017

NORTON, Roy Thomas (Tom), age 86, of Miamisburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Marian Norton and sister Ruthe Louise. Tom is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Dottie; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Lynn Norton of Lima, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law Mindy and John Ratliff of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Dr. Bob and...
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Lolita Frances Micucci

February 1, 1923 - November 4, 2017

MICUCCI, Lolita F., age 94 of St. Leonard's Community, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Lolita was born on February 1, 1923 in Madras, Oregon to the late Joseph M. and Annie L. Willis Freeman. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Carl; and siblings, Willis Freeman, Catherine Brown, Marjean Whitehouse, and Meredith Freeman. She is survived by her children,...
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Velma May ROSSI

April 20, 1925 - November 1, 2017

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Dorothy M. Gore

January 5, 1928 - November 1, 2017

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Herlinda C. Leibovitch

March 21, 1980 - October 31, 2017

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Pamela Sue Best

January 22, 1949 - October 31, 2017

Pamela Shuck Best passed away peacefully Tuesday October 31, 2017 at Lifecare Hospital of Dayton surrounded by her family. Pam was born and raised in Findlay Ohio where she has many fond memories she has shared over the years. She graduated Findlay High class of 1967. She later joined the Army where she met her loving husband before getting out of the Military and starting her family. She...
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Janet Ann Ward

March 16, 1936 - October 30, 2017

WARD, Janet A., age 81 of Kettering, Ohio passed away peacefully in her home Monday, October 30, 2017. She leaves behind to grieve four children; Wendy(Mark)Leathley, Rhonda(Rick)Joyce, Dan(Amy)Williams, and Chris(Angela)Williams, eight grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren, special angel Richard "Shep"Shepard, sisters JoAnn and Beverly, and hundreds of love ones. Janet danced through...
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Nancy Johnson Pinard

June 23, 1951 - October 30, 2017

PINARD, Nancy Johnson, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. Nancy was born on June 23, 1951 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Fred R. and Phyllis Carson Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ron; sons, Josh and John (Amanda) Pinard; grandchildren, Isaiah and Aryanna; sisters in law, Diana (Bill Benningfield) Pinard and Dorothy (Gary)...
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Earl Ellsworth Erion

August 12, 1931 - October 29, 2017

ERION, Earl E. Age 86, a resident of Sycamore Glen Retirement Village in Miamisburg passed away on October 29th at his home. He was born in Batavia, Ohio on August 12, 1931. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Orba (Wiederhold) Erion; sister, Lois Hughey; and great grandson, Evan Hall. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Joan (Martin) Erion; daughter, Ellen Stanifer;...
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Ralf George Grisard

August 4, 1948 - October 28, 2017

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Margaret Ann Brown

December 1, 1923 - October 28, 2017

BROWN, Margaret Ann, 93 years, of Dayton, passed away peacefully in her own home on Saturday, October 28. She was born Dec 1, 1923 in Hamilton, OH. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by a son Michael in 1992, by her husband Dr. Hubert M. Brown in 2008, and by her beloved sister Mary Elizabeth Tape in 2015. She is survived by her son Kenneth A. Brown and by her daughter Amy S. Brown. Also...
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Claude D. Malone

December 3, 1932 - October 27, 2017

MALONE, Claude D. Jr. (Sonny), 84, died early Friday morning, October 27, 2017. He was the son of Claude D. Malone and Ressie Cearley. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Mary M. Malone and his only daughter, Tami Malone Charles, grandson Ian Malone Charles, and son-in-law, Blair Charles. Claude (Sonny) was born in Oxford, Mississippi in 1932. He graduated from Ole Miss in 1955 with...
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William Orlando Smith

April 21, 1931 - October 25, 2017

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Paul Edward Rau

December 22, 1919 - October 24, 2017

Rau, Paul age 97, passed to his eternal life on Tuesday October 24, 2017. Born on December 22, 1919 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Fred and Irene Rau. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Rose Marie Rau and his siblings Roger Rau , Jim Rau, Jane Rau, Joe Rau and Martha Beall. He is survived by his sons Jerry (Sylvia), Gene (Linda), and Tim (Amy); grandchildren, Noelle, Jeremy and Ashley...
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Dewey Clay Marcum

June 3, 1943 - October 23, 2017

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Sylvia Marie Thompson

August 9, 1928 - October 23, 2017

THOMPSON, Sylvia M., age 89,of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband Chester D. Thompson II, and a brother Earl Sperry. Sylvia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Chet and Sharyl Thompson, grandchildren Khalid Mustafa, Amira Shokeh, and Mohammad Mustafa, great-grandchildren Rami Mustafa, Amina Mustafa, Amir Mustafa, Najwan Shokeh,...
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Mildred Davis

June 1, 1931 - October 23, 2017

Davis, Mildred, age 86, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Mildred was a friendly and hard working person . She was employed for many years at Metropolitan Dry Cleaners. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray in 1999; and by a granddaughter, Angela McCombs. She is survived by her son, Warren (Brenda) Davis; daughter Judith (William) Northcutt; grandchildren, Casey and Courtney...
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