Fredalene M. Bennett
8/26/1920 - 10/31/2014
Fredalene M. Bennett, 94, of Clyde, Ohio died Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Bellevue Hospital.
She was born in Fremont, Ohio on August 26, 1920 to Fred and Ruth Ethyl (Donnell) Payden. Her father, a lineman, died of electric shock four months before her birth. Her mother nourished an provided for eight children during the very uncertain, turbulent and tough times of the early Twentieth Century. Mrs. Bennett was educated in both Michigan and Fremont, Ohio public schools.
She was an active USO volunteer and assisted with the war effort by building carbines at The Standard Products Co. After WWII, on December 16, 1945, she married Robert James Bennett. They soon moved to Clyde where she has resided in the same home for the last sixty-eight years. Her husband died on July 9, 1979. The bore two children who survive them: LaMar James and Alan Keith (Vikki) Bennett.
She is also survived by Grandson, Colin Robert (Emily) Bennett of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Great Granddaughter, Addison Louis Bennett of North Ridgeville; Granddaughter Ashley Nicole Bennett of Columbus, Ohio; Granddaughter Shane Marie (Hoburg) (Bryan) McCracken and great grandsons, Gavin and Hayden McCracken of Bowling Green, Ohio. Another survivor is Debbie Bennett, mother of Ashley in Springfield.
She is preceded in death by brother Merle, Glenn and Floyd Payden; and Don, Jean, and Keith Harlan; and sisters Anna Belle Payden and Rae Arnold Newman.
Mrs. Bennett will be remembered for her kindness, responsibility and work ethic. If you needed her, she would be there. she was an avid basketball fan and also sang with the Sweet Adelines. She was a life member of the First United Methodist Church and both the VFW and Eagles.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 AM until the service at 1:00 PM at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. Rev. Ray Kovich will officiate, then burial in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the family or Easter Seals.
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Visitation Date: 11/05/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Service Date: 11/05/2014
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Char Gillmor on November 4th, 2014 - 9:16 pm said:
So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady.
William Ralph Lawrence
2/21/1922 - 10/25/2014
William Ralph Lawrence, 92, of Clyde, died at The Gardens of Clyde on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Mr. Lawrence was born in Fremont on February 21, 1922. He graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1940.
He had served in the US Army in WWII. He was the first executive Officer of the 437 MP BN in Ohio. He attended US Army Armor School; US Army Military Police School, in Fort Gordon, Ga; US Army Artillery & Missile School in Fort sill, Ok. Mr. Lawrence also graduated for the US Army Command & General Staff College. He was awarded the Dept. of Army Commendation Medal.
From 1942 through 1975, Mr. Lawrence was in active service. For 33 years in the National Guard, having been in charge of the Clyde Armory and then the Armory in Toledo. He retired as a Lt. Col. Until 1982, he was in inactive service.
Other occupations included, being a caddy in Fremont; the A&P Store; selling insurance; Mid State Truck Dispatcher; and then retiring from Green Hills County Club following ten years of service.
Bill had two passions: golf and Clyde Girls Basketball.
On February 15, 1947, he married Rhonda Tea. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2004.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Bedford, Fremont; a son, Michael (Vickie) Lawrence, Clyde; two grandchildren, Kimberly Lawrence and Quinn Lawrence.
Mr. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Lawrence and Marian (Fought) Lawrence Baskey and a brother, Robert Lawrence.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 2-6:00 pm at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:30 Am at McPherson Cemetery with military rites provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Memorials may be made to Promedica Memorial Hospice or Sandusky County Humane Society.
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Visitation Date: 10/28/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Service Date: 10/29/2014
Service Location: McPherson Cemetery - corner of Maple St. and St. Rt. 20
Lois Cagle MacLean
12/06/1919 - 10/21/2014
Lois Cagle MacLean, 94, of Clyde, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Elmwood at the Springs, Green Springs.
Mrs. MacLean was born in Jasper, Alabama on December 6, 1919 to John and Mary (Richardson) Miller. She and her family moved here in 1957. She was a member of the Lay Butternut Ridge Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Cagle, Clyde; Donald (Bonnie) Cagle, Green Springs, and Gary (Hazel) Cagle, Oak Harbor. Four grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild survive, along with four sisters, Eulene Russell; Christine Jones; Faye Putman, Esther Braswell and one brother, Glen Miller all of Alabama.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elbert Cagle in 1975, one sister, Bessie Wells and four brothers, Clarence Miller; Carl Miller; Chesley Miller and Lacy Miller.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5-7:00 PM at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. Burial will be in Curry Cemetery, Curry, Alabama.
Memorials may be sent to the Butternut Ridge Church of Christ.
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Visitation Date: 10/23/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 S. Main St., Clyde, Ohio
Gurline B. Stephens
09/20/1934 - 10/18/2014
Gurline Stephens, 80, of Bellevue, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
Born September 20, 1934 in Portsmouth, Ohio, she was the oldest child of the late Benjamin and Louise (Hunt) Robertson of Lucasville, Ohio.
Mrs. Stephens had worked at Foster Grant and at the Providence Care Center. She was a member of Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church.
On October 13, 1951, she married Donald Eugene Stephens. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2014.
Surviving are four children: Sherry (Timothy) McKenna, Sandusky; Deborah S. Stephens, Port Clinton; Pamela (Dennis) Hughes, Kannapolis, NC and Mark E. Stephens, Sandusky; five grandchildren: Kari A. Weber, Huron; Kristy L. (Michael) Parker, Huron; Matthew McKenna, Sandusky; Dana (Denise) Blay and Steven D. Blay, all of Kannapolis N.C; nine great grandchildren, her darling angels: Logan and Lucas Weber; Cole and Kaylee Parker; Brandon, Cortney, Kayla, Katie Blay and JoAnna Gomez; and her brothers: Ralph, Ray, and Doug Robertson; and sisters: Dolly Lykins; Fay Rayburn; Emma Pence; and Rosalie Tomczak.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Gurline was preceded in death by her brothers: Larry and Charles Robertson.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 10:00 am until Noon at the Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. Family funeral services will be held and burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
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Visitation Date: 10/21/2014
Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street, Bellevue
Caity Morris RN on October 21st, 2014 - 5:00 am said:
Gurline was a special lady. I am so sorry for your loss. She couldn't have had a nicer family.
Roy and Elsie Johnson on October 21st, 2014 - 1:25 am said:
Loving condolences to the family. God gained a beautiful Angel today.
Karen Rayburn on October 20th, 2014 - 7:40 am said:
Sherry, Pam, Debbie and Mark - We are so Sorry to here about your Loss. Your Mom will be missed by all. Mom will miss talking with her. We are sending you lots of Prayers and Love!! Dorothy, Phyllis, Gene, Steve, Carol, Karen and Darryl Rayburn
Rosemary Baillie on October 20th, 2014 - 7:07 am said:
Gurline you will be missed ,and I know you will be in heaven. A very good lady and sister_in_law. Prayers for all your children and family.
Brittany (Rutherford) Hofstatter
07/31/1983 - 10/13/2014
Brittany (Rutherford) Hofstatter, 31, of Fremont, collapsed October 2nd and despite heroic efforts of the Sandusky Co. EMS; Promedica Memorial ER, and the Toledo Promedica Hospital, she was unable to overcome her illness. Brittany died on Monday October 13, 2014.
Brittany was born on July 31, 1983 to Timothy and Stephanie (Levans) Rutherford. She graduated from Clyde High School in 2002. She had worked for International Automotive Components in Fremont.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clyde.
On December 15, 2007, she married Daniel E. Hofstatter. Dan survives, along with five children; Gage Hill, Fremont; Gavin, Chase, Sydney and Isabella Hofstatter, all of Fremont. A stepdaughter, Mea Hofstatter, Sandusky. Her parents of Green Springs; her sister, Bethany Rutherford, Oak Harbor; her in-laws, DeAnna and Eric Hofstatter, Sandusky; sister-in-law, Jessica (Jeremy) Lindsey, Bellevue; maternal grandmother, Emily Hammer, Tiffin; paternal grandparents, Ted and Barb Rutherford, Green Springs; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins, survive.
Brittany was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Garold Hammer.
Visitation will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2-6:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde. Christian wake services will be at 6:00 pm. The funeral mass will be on Monday, October 20, 3014 at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church, corner of Race and Maple Sts. in Clyde, due to the restoration of St. Mary’s sanctuary, with Father Ed Schleter officiating.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be at any Croghan Colonial Bank to the children of Brittany Hofstatter.
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Visitation Date: 10/19/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Service Date: 10/19/2014
Service Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Funeral Date: 10/20/2014
Funeral Location: First United Methodist Church - 510 West Maple Street, Clyde
Beth Clise on October 23rd, 2014 - 4:09 am said:
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Beth, Geoff and Jeanne
Candie Kieffer Hill on October 22nd, 2014 - 11:28 am said:
Dear Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. May God comfort you. With Love and sympathy Candie.
Travis & Danielle Wagner on October 21st, 2014 - 2:40 pm said:
Bethany and Family, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all!
Lisa Woodland on October 21st, 2014 - 2:10 am said:
Stephanie, Tim and Bethany my heart aches for you. I cannot express to you how very sorry I am for the loss of your Brittany. May God bless you with strength and courage and hope for the days ahead of you.
Adam and Kathy (Ring) Keefe on October 20th, 2014 - 6:47 am said:
Stephanie, Tim and Family It is with great sadness that I send this message to you at the death of your daughter Brittany. Please know that we will be praying for you at this time. Steph and Emily, may God Bless all of you and comfort you with His Love and Grace. Love, Kathy
carl and jo earhart on October 19th, 2014 - 10:25 pm said:
Stephanie and Tim. Thinking of you today and everyday. You have been there for so many. Let God be here for you. There is another angel to light the way.
Robert and Elaine Levans and family on October 19th, 2014 - 7:35 pm said:
Your Aunt and Uncle Bob and Elaine Levans send their heartfelt sympathy to Tim and Stephanie for the loss of your daughter Brittany Love Aunt Elaine and Uncle Bob
Ruth Schneider on October 19th, 2014 - 4:08 pm said:
It is with great sadness that the life of Brittany was taken away at such an early age. I pray that your hearts are comforted at this time knowing that she is with the angels to watch over her.
Dan and Cindy Brickner on October 18th, 2014 - 4:33 pm said:
Dearest Tim and Stephanie: Our deepest and sincere condolences for your loss. There are no words that can be said to fill the loss of a child. May the angels wrap you in the comfort of their wings and fill your body and soul with His loving eternal peace. God Bless to all of you. Cindy and Dan Brickner
WAYNE MC MULLEN on October 18th, 2014 - 2:18 pm said:
Dear Family, I send you blessing in your loss. It is a hard time for you right now but with prayers and faith in God our Lord and your friends and family. Just ask for help and they will be with you. I know I have gone through this and I talked a lot to the Lord and found peace and help from him and my family and good friends. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME. Wayne McMullen 573 N. Walnut St. Apt. W Wooster, OH
Linda & Ray Hayman on October 17th, 2014 - 11:27 pm said:
To all of Brittney's family and friends, our hearts break for all of you. Everyone will be in our prayers. She is dancing with the angels and has seen the face of Our Father.
Jon Heatt on October 17th, 2014 - 9:59 pm said:
Our deepest condolences to Danny & family. We are very sorry for your loss. Jon & Regina Heatt
Dawn & Steve Nagy from Port Clinton on October 17th, 2014 - 6:04 am said:
Brittany, you were such a bubbly and fun young lady. Rest in Peace
Becki (Wasserman) Koch on October 17th, 2014 - 3:29 am said:
Rutherford and Hofstatter Families, My deepest sympathies for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the coming weeks. May God bless you all with strength and His loving care.
Shirley M. Whitaker
12/14/1944 - 10/11/2014
Shirley M. Whitaker, 69, of Clyde, died on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Private family services will be held.
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Ruth Rollins on October 17th, 2014 - 5:14 pm said:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Shirley was such a great person. We had some wonderful conversations at her store in Clyde and getting to worship with her at our church was an extra bonus. Lean upon the Lord during this time. He will give you the strength to get through today and the days ahead.
Peg Hirt on October 15th, 2014 - 6:47 pm said:
Mary - Jodi - My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Share the memories that will be forever part of your life. Shirley was great friend. God Bless You!
Diane Sheets on October 15th, 2014 - 6:08 am said:
Dear Shirley's Family, I am at a total loss to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family! I will always cherish her great passion to decorate . I love what she helped me do! God Be with all of you!
Nancy Hernandez on October 15th, 2014 - 4:49 am said:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shirley was well respected and appreciated, I enjoyed her spirit and wisdom. She was always a good person to talk to. I will miss her.
Edward Schultz on October 14th, 2014 - 6:04 pm said:
Though we know heaven has welcomed a very special person, our hearts still fee the sorrow. With Sympathy and Loving Prayer Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families Edward, Sandra, and Donald L.Schultz
Carolyn Martin-Geiman on October 13th, 2014 - 9:09 pm said:
We will miss Shirley at Clyde Career Women meetings. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jack & Bonnie Pruitt on October 13th, 2014 - 8:31 pm said:
Jody and Mary, We were saddened by the death of your mother. What a wonderful woman she was. A part of her is in so many of our homes. She was such a good example to all of us. You are in our hearts and in our prayers.
12/18/1936 - 10/11/2014
Ramon “ Ray” Davis ,77, of Clyde, died at his home on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
“Ray” was born in Cotulla, Texas on December 18, 1936 to Juan and Mary (Salazar) Davis. He attended Clyde Schools; was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and formerly had been a Clyde Little League coach.
He was very handy with his hands, renovating and maintaining many properties in town.
Mr. Davis was a US Navy veteran. He retired from the City of Clyde in 1994 as the Superintendent of Street Dept.
On June 29, 1969, he married Enriqueta Ramirez. She along with three children, Joaquin (Jodi) Davis, Toledo; Lisa Marie Davis, New York and Ketina (Andrew) Kobylka, Toledo. One grandson, Athaniel Kobylka also survives.
Additional survivors include four sisters, Rose Hillenbrand, Toledo; Maria Norman, Clyde; Diana Baker, Fremont; Dora Byers, Perrysburg; four brothers, Jesse Davis, Sandusky; Joe Davis, Fremont; Roy DAvis, Main and Greg Davis, Colorado.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Theresa Fultz and Cecilia Ferguson; and one brother, John Davis.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde with Wake services at 7:30 pm. The funeral mass will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church, due to the restoration of St. Mary’s Catholic Church sanctuary, with Father Phil Feltman officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Clyde American Legion and VFW.
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Visitation Date: 10/15/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home` - 218 South Main St., Clyde
Service Date: 10/16/2014
Service Location: First United Methodist Church - Corner of Race and Maple Sts., Clyde, Ohio
Silvia, Rey and Luis Ramirez on October 18th, 2014 - 2:41 pm said:
Dear Queta, Joaquin, Lisa Marie and Ketina, may the Lord bless you and keep during this difficult time in your lives. Our condolences. I feel so fortune to have seen him last year when I visited your home. Take care and GOD Bless.
Jodi (Miller) Groller on October 15th, 2014 - 5:28 am said:
Queta, Joaquin, Lisa and Ketina, Prayers of comfort and peace to you at this most difficult time.
Bob & Linda Adams and family on October 14th, 2014 - 10:52 pm said:
Our deepest most heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family of Ramon. We know through Joaquin (and Jodi) what a great man he was and how very much he will be missed.
Maria DEl Socorro Ramirez on October 14th, 2014 - 2:48 am said:
Queta Querida Hermana Queridos Sobrinos Juaquin,Lisa Y Ketina reciban mi mas sentido pesame de tu querido esposo y Padre . Los quiero mucho. Juanito y Socorro Ramirez
Dora Valdez on October 14th, 2014 - 2:43 am said:
reciban mi mas sincereo pesame.
Monica Bragg on October 14th, 2014 - 1:06 am said:
My Uncle Ramon's running advice for me in high school, "Just run a little faster and you can beat them all!" Just had a wonderful heart and that Davis attitude. Thank you for your example of being a hard worker. RIP
Jodi Scheffert on October 13th, 2014 - 11:41 pm said:
Praying for peace for the family after such a long struggle. He gave everything he had in his life, and now, it is time to rest.
Thomas P. Cullen
07/24/1933 - 10/10/2014
Thomas P. Cullen, 81, of Clyde, died at his home early Friday, October 10,2014.
Mr. Cullen was born in Vickery on July 24, 1933 to William Joseph “Bill” and Catherine (McCann) Cullen. He graduated from Clyde High School in 1951 and then attended Toledo University.
Tom was an active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as an alter boy, bell ringer and usher; a member of Knights of Columbus; co-founder of the St. Mary’s football program; former member of the Whirlpool Fire Brigade; Clyde Park Board; coach of Pony League Baseball and had coached little league with his father. He enjoyed tennis, slow ball and softball. Out shining all this, Tom was a family man, using his handyman skills to remodel their home to meet the needs of his expanding family. He was also an avid reader.
In 1997, he retired, after 46, years, from The Whirlpool Corp. as a journeyman millwright.
On November 22, 1952, he married Virginia Humberger. She survives, as do their eight children: Jeffrey (Becky) Cullen, Bowling Green; Jennifer (Dale) Mothersbaugh, Columbus; Matthew (Anita) Cullen, Martinez, GA; Peter Cullen, Clyde; Mary (Shawn) Arndt, Elmore; Molly (Steve) Butts, Perrysburg; Melissa Cullen, Columbus and Steven Paul (Heather Fagan) Cullen, Springfield, VA. Thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Eileen Graham of Illinois also survive.
Mr. Cullen was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Cullen, Jack Cullen; three sisters, Peg Doyle; Jane Cullen and Kitty Nieset.
Visitation will be on Monday, October 13, 2014 from 4-8:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St, Clyde. The funeral mass will be at First United Methodist Church, Clyde, due to the restoration of St. Mary’s sanctuary, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM with Father Ed Schleter officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be given for masses or to the Clyde Public Library.
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Visitation Date: 10/13/2014
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 S. Main St., Clyde
Service Date: 10/14/2014
Service Location: First United Methodist Church - corner of Race and Maple Streets
David Setzler on October 16th, 2014 - 7:26 am said:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jim and Phyllis Wagner on October 13th, 2014 - 7:01 pm said:
Virginia, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Tom at Sunday Night Bridge. The last time we were partners we had great cards. Good memories, Phyllis and Jim Wagner
Cheryl (Johnson) & Jim Wing on October 13th, 2014 - 5:51 pm said:
Pete & family, Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Peace be with you & yours. Cheryl & Jim Wing
Tim cullen on October 13th, 2014 - 4:38 pm said:
My prayers are with Aunt Virginia, my cousins and all of Uncle Tom's grandchildren. Always thought he and my dad looked like twins born years apart. He will be missed and always loved.
Luann (Baker) Derr on October 13th, 2014 - 2:57 pm said:
Jenny & family, Please accept my sorrow in the loss of your dad. I remember him as a very friendly, personable man who cared for family & friends. Keep those great memories of him alive as you gather to celebrate his life & now eternal home in heaven. God bless you all. Luann
Grace Schoenfeld on October 12th, 2014 - 4:49 pm said:
Virginia and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
marilyn and glenn weyant on October 11th, 2014 - 10:45 pm said:
Virginia and family you have our deepest sympathy on the death of Tom , there are many fond memories from years past marilyn and glenn
Sunday Night Bridge Club on October 11th, 2014 - 8:17 pm said:
Virginia, Our prayers go out to you and your family. Tom will be missed by all.
Theresa Stahl on October 11th, 2014 - 3:09 am said:
Sorry for you loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Love, Theresa
Amaryllis M. (Russell) Van Allen
04/19/1931 - 09/22/2014
Amaryllis M. (Russell) Van Allen, 83, formerly of Clyde, died at Bethesda Care Center, Fremont on Monday, September 22, 2014.
Amaryllis was born in Green Springs on April 19, 1931 to Laurel W. and Esther E. (Wackle) Russell. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde, then moved her membership to Grace Lutheran in Fremont.
Amaryllis, or “Sam” as she was to family and friends, graduated from Clyde High School in 1949. She graduated from Bowling Green University and had been a school teacher in Findlay, Arcadia and retiring from Clyde –Green Springs Schools.
Survivors include her sister, Ann Hansen, Fremont; and nieces and nephews, Matt Hansen; Amy Kubitz; Randy Snyder; Lynette Van Fleet; Annette Logan; Russell Snyder; Connie Aiello and Georgie Snyder.
Mrs. Van Allen was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Snyder and Janet Russell. One nephew, Tim Snyder is also deceased.
Private family services were held, at Amaryllis’ request.
Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde assisted the family with arrangements.
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Carol Fowler Hintz on September 30th, 2014 - 7:53 pm said:
RIP dear Vine Street neighbor and fellow BGSU grad.
11/15/1928 - 09/26/2014
Carmelo Fontana, 85, of Bellevue, Ohio died September 26, 2014 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky.
Carmelo was born November 15, 1928 in S.Agata di Militello, Sicily to Benedetto and Maria (Artino) Fontana.
He is survived by his beloved wife of over 63 years, Angela (Faraci) and their five children: Maria (Calogero) Piscitello of Cleveland, Pina (Charles) Cochey of Bellevue, Biagio of Clyde, Ben (Brenda) of Bellevue, and Linda (Todd) Auvil of Lorain. Carmelo was a very proud Nonno of his thirteen Grandchildren: Steve (Nicole), Tim (Lisa), Jason (Lindsey), Chris (Lauren), Angela, Elizabeth, Benny, McKenzie, Bridget, Dawson, Bailee, Ross and Ryan. Carmelo was also the proud Great-Grandfather of seven. Carmelo was a cherished brother of Teresa and Rosalia both of S. Agata di Militello, Sicily.
In 1970, he and his wife moved their young family to Bellevue, Ohio from Sicily for a better life. He retired from A. Schulman after twenty-one years of service, enjoying retirement with his wife, spending time with their family, sitting on the porch, tending to their garden, and making wine, along with the many other old world traditions they proudly held on to. He was always quick with a story and to offer a glass of wine or whiskey, if not both, to anyone and everyone who stopped by, chased with an espresso. ... Read more
Visitation Date: 09/29/2014
Visitation Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street - Rt. 269N, Bellevue
Service Date: 09/29/2014
Service Location: Auxter Funeral Home - 1105 Castalia Street - Rt. 269N, Bellevue
Funeral Date: 09/30/2014
Funeral Location: Immaculate Conception Church - 231 E. Center Street, Bellevue
Ashlee Peck on October 27th, 2014 - 10:14 am said:
My prayers are with you all. I've spent a lot of time drinking espresso and hearing stories of life. I had a pleasure to work for Biago and get to know this wonderful man. With love.
Rick Wiecek, MD on October 2nd, 2014 - 4:29 am said:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Bob & Sharon Bounce on September 30th, 2014 - 12:51 am said:
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family for your loss.