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Mary Hogan Pleso
Sharon woman was retired owner of floral shop
Mary Hogan Pleso, 1422 E. State St., Sharon, died of natural causes at 6:40 p.m. Jan. 6, 2003, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 96.
Mrs. Pleso was born June 22, 1906, in Sharon to Alexander Hogan and Rosa Stuppy Hogan.
She attended Sharon High School and retired in 1975 as owner of Thomas Floral Shop in Sharon, where she was a owner/florist for 35 years.
Mrs. Pleso was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Sharon.
She was an avid bowler and bridge player and enjoyed traveling.
Her first husband, William Thomas, whom she married Nov. 12, 1938, died April 18, 1965. Her second husband, Waldo Allison, whom she married May 23, 1969, died July 8, 1986. Her third husband, Frank Pleso, whom she married Aug. 20, 1988, died Jan. 17, 1992.
Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. Burnell "Bucky" (Susan) Weisgarber, Sharon; one son, James Thomas and his wife Mary Ann, Hermitage; eight grandchildren, Pamela Betts, Daniel and Craig Weisgarber, Kristi DePetrillo, Wendi Grinnell, Michelle Sherwin; and William and Michael Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husbands, Mrs. Pleso was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Elmer Hogan.
Richard C. Painter
Plant retiree worked at WE, was hunter, church member
SPRING HILL. Fla. -- Richard C. Painter, Tiffin, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in Spring Hill due to complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 74.
Mr. Painter was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Campbelltown, Pa., to Harry A. and Susan Burkholder Painter.
He moved to Tiffin in the fall of 1964 with his wife, Irene, and their two daughters.
Dick worked for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 13 years and retired from Ohio Power Co. in Tiffin as a substation supervisor after 33 years as an electrical engineer.
He was an avid outdoorsman, active in hunting and fishing all of his life and serving as a leader in his local Izaak Walton League. He taught hunter safety courses and served as a role model for young conservationists.
He was a very active member of his church, Trinity United Church of Christ, serving on many committees through the years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Calvin, at home.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Lynne Noark; son-in-law Ronald Noark and grandchildren Matthew and Elizabeth Noark, all Brooksville, Fla.; a daughter, Dr. Jill Watson; and son-in-law Brian Watson, Orlando, Fla.; and a brother, Robert Painter, Flat Rock, Mich. He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, as well as 15 great-nieces and -nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Trinity United Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Tiffin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Izaak Walton League of Seneca County (Ohio); Trinity United Church of Christ; or Muscular Dystrophy Association of Toledo, all in care of Irene Painter, 89 Harvest Lane, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.
Harold Gothie, 2015 Wakefield Drive, Hermitage, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday (1-7-03) in his home. He was 78.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Rose I. Barker
Rose I. Barker, 2621 Old Hickory Court, Hermitage, died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. Tuesday (1-7-03) in her home of natural causes. She was 67.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Dorothy S. Marker
Westinghouse retiree was member of Christ Lutheran
Dorothy S. Marker of 1790 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday (1-6-03) in her home following a sudden illness. She was 83.
Miss Marker was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Rockwood, Pa., a daughter of Dennis and Edith Critchfield Marker.
Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Rockwood High School.
She retired in 1982 from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where she had worked as an instructor for more than 40 years.
Her memberships included Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon.
Survivors include: one brother, Paul Marker, Cresaptown, Md.; three sisters, Gladys Henry, Somerset, Pa.; and Wilma Riley and Thelma McLean, both Masury; and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Blanche Kimmell, Marie Mosholder and Eva McClintock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 396 Buhl Blvd., Sharon 16146.
Ex-local woman belonged to Covenant Presbyterian
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A funeral service will be held Thursday for Margaret Dunn of San Francisco, formerly of Hermitage and Long Boat Key, Fla. She died of natural causes at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in the Sequoias of San Francisco after an extended illness. She was 82.
Mrs. Dunn was the widow of John McConnell Dunn, who owned the former Dunn Automotive in Hermitage. He died Feb. 17, 1995.
Born in Sharon on Saturday, April 10, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Verne and Cora Turner Anderson.
Mrs. Dunn was a graduate of Sharon High School.
She had been a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon, where she had been a charter member of the Couplers Sunday school class.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and her parents, Mrs. Dunn was preceded in death by a nephew, Gary Anderson; a sister, Leona Sizer; and two brothers, Darrell and Tedford Anderson.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 263 E. State St., Sharon 16146.
Ann B. Agosti
Obituary was published 1-7-03
Among survivors is a great-granddaughter, Alexis Clesi. Ann was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Blough.
Additional information was given to The Herald.
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