September 19, 2014

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Judy Marie Twyman


Judy Marie Twyman, 67, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Judy was born October 17, 1946 in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Ruby (Bish) Rearick and the late Marion “Bud” Rearick. Judy loved to sing, liked to draw and paint, and was an avid collector of French provincial dolls. Judy is survived by her sons, Jack Read More…

Rita Pavlick


Rita Pavlick (nee Oleski), 86, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was the devoted wife for 47 years to the recently deceased Joseph and previously married to the late Thomas Barrett. For 32 years Rita was a weekly volunteer at Willowood Care Center and also was an active member of the Isabella Guild of Read More…

Thelma L. Huff

Thelma L. Huff, 101, longtime resident of Hinckley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 17, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 20, 1913, in Cumberland, Maryland, to the late Bernard and Mary Brooks. Throughout her years she enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, a multitude of different crafts, and traveling with Read More…

Sarah G. “Sally” Stryffeler


Sarah G. “Sally” Stryffeler, 83, of Wooster, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Wooster Community Hospital. She was born April 3, 1931 in Medina, the daughter of George Atlee and Harriett Emily Clark Ganyard. She married Myron W. Stryffeler on November 3, 1951. He preceded her in death on August 8, 1998. Sally was Read More…

Betty G. Huff


Betty G. Huff (nee Merritt), 86, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, John F. Huff, Sr.; beloved mother of Charles Guyton (Janice) and John Huff Jr. (Melissa); loving sister; dear grandmother of Brad, Jenny, Rebecca and John; great-grandmother of three and dear friend of Bonnie Fish (Neal). Read More…

James Jay Wells


James Jay Wells, born May 29, 1925 in Hamden, Ohio, to Woody Jay Wells and Martha (Neumeister) Wells, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the age of 89. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Beatrice Wells; daughter, Linda Olson and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Erica and husband, Mike, Read More…

Rosemary C. West

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Rosemary C. West, 90, of Austin, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born in 1924 to Wesley Downing and Christine (Scalise) Smith in Akron. Rosemary graduated from Garfield High School in 1942, a few months after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Like most people at that time, Rosemary wanted to “do her Read More…

Mary Beechy Pfeiffer


Mary Beechy Pfeiffer, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at 1 A.M. She was born in Wooster, October 5, 1945, to Orin and Marie (nee Ramseyer) Beechy. Her parents inspired her with a love of education, music, photography and travel. She grew up in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville, Ohio; her early education was Read More…

Ronald L. “Butch” Blake


Ronald L. “Butch” Blake, 65, of Sterling, died Monday, September 15, 2014, at Wooster Community Hospital. He was born July 4, 1949 in Waverly, Ohio, to Jack and Dortha (Shannon) Blake and married Diana Perkins July 26, 1970, who survives. Butch had worked at Diebold, in construction and carpet installation with Gary Murray and at Read More…

Howard M. Stiver

Howard M. Stiver, 95, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, in Lebanon, Ohio. Howard lived in the Medina area for many years. Details will appear in the Gazette at a later date, regarding a memorial service. Arrangements are being handled by Waite and Son Funeral Home, Medina.