April 23, 2014

Medina
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Preston Herman Cook

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Preston Herman Cook, 72, died after a brief illness at his Sharon Center home, with his family by his side, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born June 23, 1941, in Lorain, to Wilbert Preston and Mary Ellen (Sikorski) Cook, who predeceased him. A man of many gifts and talents, Preston had a keen intellect Read More…

Willis Scott Galbreath, Jr.

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Willis Scott Galbreath, Jr., 71, of Seville, went home to the Lord Monday, April 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania January 29, 1943. “Bill” graduated from Penn State then moved to Ohio, where he met his wife of 45 years, Sandra. He served in the National Read More…

Preston H. Cook

Preston H. Cook of Sharon Center, formerly of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6 until 8 P.M., at Cox Funeral Home, 1376 High St., Wadsworth. Funeral service will be held Thursday. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday’s paper.

John “Jack” A. Hawke

John “Jack” A. Hawke, 72, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Jack was born February 7, 1942 in Elyria, to the late Kenneth and Esther (nee Frombaugh) Hawke. He lived in Columbia Station for most of his life and moved to Litchfield in 1996. He worked 30 years for Columbia Gas of Ohio Read More…

Robert “Possum Bob” Crawford

Bob Crawford, despite all of his super-human efforts, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the age of 59, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Over six years ago, he began his battle with lung cancer and leukemia, and refused to go down without a fight. He fought the disease until his dying breath, Read More…

Chester L. “Pete” Brooker

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Chester L. “Pete” Brooker, 87, of Medina, died Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II and member of Teamsters Local 400. He was the beloved husband of the late Wilma (nee Brown) and the late Jean (nee Henry); loving father of Renee Gallagher (former husband Michael), Pamela Cogar (deceased) Read More…

Francis William Reisinger

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Francis William Reisinger, 88, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1925 in Elyria, to Louis and Lucile (Bennett) Reisinger. He graduated as class valedictorian from Spencer High School in 1943. On January 4, 1947, he married Eadred Walkden at St. Patrick Catholic Read More…

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, 84, longtime resident of Medina County, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. She was born August 30, 1929, in Cleveland, to the late John and Mary (Sulak) Buk. Valerie loved spending time with her family and will always be remembered for the loving care she gave her grandchildren. She was a faithful member Read More…

Kathalene Jackson

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Kathalene Jackson, 68, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Kathalene was born June 17, 1945, in Hazlehurst, Georgia, to the late Ira Thomas and Edith Nelson. She proudly served in the U.S. Army Corps and was a lifetime member of the Wadsworth American Legion Post #170, former president of the American Legion Womens Auxiliary, and Read More…

Lois A “Blondie” Foster

Lois A “Blondie” Foster, 82 of Homerville died Wednesday April 16, 2014 at Medina Hospital in Medina. She was born May 19, 1931 in Akron the daughter of Henry William and Margaret (LeBaron) Wilcox. She had been employed at Black River School System for over 20 years and was a member of Homerville United Methodist Read More…