April 24, 2014

Medina
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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…

Royal Alexander Freeman

Royal Alexander Freeman, went to sit in the lap of Jesus, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Royal was brought into this world by parents, Alyssia Powell and Trevor Freeman, whose love will forever keep him alive. He is also loved and cherished by grandparents, Matthew and Kiesha Perkins and Nathan and Victoria Phillips; great-grandparents, Chris and Read More…

Joan Margaret Bivins

Joan Margaret Bivins, 70, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Hospice of Medina County. She was born May 15, 1943 in Lodi, to Robert and Marjorie Whitacre Seal. She graduated from Lodi High School and had resided in Lodi most of her life, the past 15 years in Wadsworth. She was employed Read More…