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Local news Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003 newsie
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Today's death record

  • Rose I. Barker, 67, of 2621 Old Hickory Court, Hermitage.
  • Harold Gothie, 78, of 2015 Wakefield Drive, Hermitage.
  • Dorothy S. Marker, 83, of 1790 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.
  • Richard C. Painter, 74, Tiffin, Ohio.
  • Mary Hogan Pleso, 96, of 1422 E. State St., Sharon.



Today's obituaries
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Mary Hogan Pleso
Richard C. Painter
Harold Gothie
  Rose I. Barker
Dorothy S. Marker
Margaret Dunn
Ann B. Agosti

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.

PLESO
    
Mrs. Frank (Mary Hogan), 96, of 1422 E. State St., Sharon.
    Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. today (1-8-03) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage.
    Service: Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (1-9-03) in St. Rose Cemetery Chapel, Hermitage, with the Rev. Christopher Merry, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Sharon, as celebrant.
    Interment: St. Rose Cemetery.


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
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.

GOTHIE
    Harold, 78, of 2015 Wakefield Drive, Hermitage.
    Arrangements will be announced by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.


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.

BARKER
    Rose I., 67, of 2621 Old Hickory Court, Hermitage.
    Arrangements will be announced by STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage.


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.

MARKER
    
Dorothy S., 83, of 1790 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage.
    Calling hours: Private.
    Service: Private funeral service will be held Thursday (1-9-03) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, with the Rev. Daniel F. Cesene officiating.
    Entombment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


Margaret Dunn

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.

DUNN
    
Mrs. John McConnell (Margaret), 82, San Francisco, formerly of Hermitage and Long Boat Key, Fla.
    Calling hours: 3 p.m. to time of service Thursday (1-9-03) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
    Service: Funeral service at 4 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Eric C. Powell, interim senior pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon, officiating.


    
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


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.

AGOSTI
    
Mrs. Raymond (Ann B.), 78, of 1023 March St., Sharon.
    Obituary was published 1-7-03
    Calling hours: 3 to 7 p.m. today (1-8-03) in A.E. PUSTINGER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell. Condolences may be e-mailed to pustinger@adelphia.net
    Service: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday (1-9-03) in St. Anthony's Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
    Entombment: St. Rose Mausoleum, Hermitage.


PREVIOUS DEATHS
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BERISKY
    
Mrs. John (Mary Ellen), 64, of 20 Lincoln Ave., Wheatland.
    Obituary was published 1-7-03
    Calling hours: Were 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (1-7-03) in LEIPHEIMER-TOMON FUNERAL HOME, 1246 Roemer Blvd., Farrell.
    Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. today (1-8-03) in the funeral home with the Rev. Frank Firko, pastor of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage, officiating.
    Interment: St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Hermitage.


DAVIS
    
Mrs. Mark Nelson (Florence Mary), 88, of 3649 Morefield Road, Hermitage.
    Obituary was published 1-6-03
    Calling hours: Were 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (1-7-03) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon; and 10 a.m to time of service Wednesday (1-8-03) in Central Christian Church, Hermitage. Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. today in the church with the Rev. Charles Eckles, deceased's son-in-law and church pastor, officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.


FULFORD
    
Mrs. William J. (Belva J.), 85, Masury.
    Obituary was published 1-7-03
    Calling hours: 11 a.m. to time of service today (1-8-03) in MADASZ FUNERAL HOME Inc., 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield.
    Service: Funeral service at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. John M. Trojak, pastor of First Baptist Church, Sharon, officiating.
    Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.


GASIEWICZ
    
Mrs. Edward C. (Irene T.), 88, Whispering Oaks, 260 S. Buhl Farm Drive, Hermitage, formerly of Huron, Ohio.
    Obituary was published 1-5-03
    Calling hours: Were 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (1-7-03) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Service: Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. today (1-8-03) in Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with Monsignor John B. Hagerty, pastor, as celebrant.
    Interment: With committal service at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Restlawn Cemetery, Huron, Ohio.


GLADD
    
Jason A., 21, of 635 S. Center St., Grove City.
    Obituary was published 1-2-03
    Calling hours: 9 a.m. to time of service Friday (1-10-03) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
    Service: Memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Swanson, pastor of New Life Assembly of God, North Perry Highway, Coolspring Township, officiating.


PARKER
    
Mrs. Paul (Edna "Eddie" M.), 84, of 6266 Lakeside Drive, South Pymatuning Township.
    Obituary was published 1-7-03
    Calling hours: None.
    Service: Private funeral service was held Tuesday morning (1-7-03) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, with the Rev. Lee Wayne Parker, deceased's nephew and Methodist minister, officiating. Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@infonline.net
    Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.


SARIBALAS
    
Sophie Z., 72, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Brookfield.
    Obituary was published 1-7-03
    Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today (1-8-03) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Trisagion service at 7 p.m. Friends may send condolences by e-mail to condolences@flynnfuneralhome.com
    Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday (1-9-03) in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Farrell, with the Rev. Ignatios Apostolopoulos, pastor, officiating.
    Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.



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