April 23, 2014

Mostly sunny

David Adam Smith


David Adam Smith, 49, of Belleville Michigan, passed away from injuries from a motorcycle accident, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Michigan. He was born June 4, 1964, in England, to John and Eileen (nee Crosby) Smith. David was employed with the Ford Motor Company. His memberships included the UAW Local 1250 and Local 600. He Read More…

Joyce Elaine Hamlin

Joyce Elaine Hamlin, 85, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born October 4, 1928, in Medina. Joyce spent most of her life as a homemaker. She worked for the Ohio Edison Company for 10 years, before moving to Florida with her husband in 1980 to retire. She is Read More…

Robert Sturgill


Robert Sturgill, 44, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He was born June 24, 1969, in Cleveland. Robert was devoted to being part of the workshop with the Medina Windfall Industries. He loved to play Bingo and attend Church. Robert was a loving, caring person who will be Read More…

Andrew J. Grdadolnik


Andrew J. Grdadolnik, 51, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence, with his family at his side. He was employed as a commercial loan officer by Key Bank. He is survived by his loving wife, Kim (Canterbury); his children, Andy and Amanda; siblings, Mateja (Paul) DiMare, Dan and Rob (wife Mary); Read More…

Preston Herman Cook


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.


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


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…