Description: Mr. Charles Emch, age 76, of Shelbyville, TN, passed away on June 4, 2015.
He was born November 29, 1938, in Pemberville, Ohio to the late Myrle and Alice (Bitter) Emch. He worked as a journeyman electrician at Chrysler in Perrysburg and the former Brush-Wellman in Elmore, OH. For the past 10 years he was employed by Wal-Mart in Shelbyville as an assembler in the sporting goods department.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Allwardt and Mary Krempin, and a grandson, Derek Bedford.
He is survived by a son, Mike (Polly) Emch of Carleton, MI; two daughters, Shelly (John) Bedford of Gibsonburg, OH and Becky (Gary) Stansbury of Niskayuna, NY; a brother, Richard (Lisa) of Woodville, OH; eight grandchildren, Johnny Bedford, Dustin Bedford, Lindsey McBride, Nathan Emch, Jacob Emch, Emily Stansbury, Isabella Stansbury, and Luke Stansbury, and twelve great-grandchildren; stepchildren, David, Gary, and Brian Emch and Kari Pyle, and special friend, Linda Griffin.
A memorial service has been set for Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville, OH.
Memorials may be sent to Solomon Lutheran Church, Solomon Lutheran School, or the American Heart Association.
Description: Norman Engel, age 83, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning, July 2, 2015, at Heartland of Waterville. He was born February 22, 1932, in Defiance, Ohio to Emeray and Virginia (Trask) Engel. Norman served as an Airman with the United States Air Force.
Norman retired from GM Powertrain and was a member of UAW Local 14. He enjoyed fishing and watching television.
Norman is survived by his sons, Norman Engel Jr. of Swanton, OH, Edward (Holly) Engel of Oregon, OH and John (Chris) Engel of Wauseon, OH; siblings, Darrell (Evelyn) Engel, William "Bill" (Angie) Engel, Howard (Velva) Engel, Nona (Hank) Barney and Dolores Grycza; as well as nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Deborah Kellermeier and Roberta Sue Engel, and sister, Geraldine Ashfellower.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7th from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 8th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ed Strietelmeier officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558.
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Description: Dennis J. Gallaher passed away on the morning of Thursday, July 2, 2015, in the loving presence of his wife and three children, and in the kind care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Born June 28, 1938, in the family home in Hinton, WV, where the Bluestone, Greenbrier and New Rivers flow, Denny's West Virginian blood flowed just as surely to the very end. In search of work after WWII, the Gallaher clan relocated to Toledo. Denny ran the streets of the East Side, played trombone in the Waite High School band, met Jeanette, took work where he could find it, created work where he couldn't find it, raised a family and provided for that family first, foremost and finally.
Denny lived an indescribably expansive and colorful life from early childhood through the 57 years spent in love and honor of Jeanette - his wife, partner, friend, compass and rock. His life exemplified the term rugged individualist: when we say Marine, fireman, hunter, fisherman, carpenter, canoe racer, cook, story-teller and historian, we do not refer to a man of fleeting interest, we refer to a bonafide expert. When we say generous, curious, courageous, comedic and engaged, we do not refer to minor traits - we refer to a man who was flat out full in. And when we say friend, we let those from West Virginia to Ohio, and from Florida to Michigan, who count him among their closest friends speak to that.
Denny was also a great fan of Ohio State football, but who wouldn't be?
Denny was preceded in death by father, Dennis James Gallaher; mother, Winnie Gallaher; sister, Patricia Keeton; brothers-in-law, Harold Keeton and Clem Moscrop, and half-sister, Denise Soto. He is survived by wife, Jeanette; sister, Gwen Mattoni; sister-in-law, Nancy Moscrop; half-brothers, James and Steve Gallaher; children, Kathy (Kevin Hunter), Karen (Patrick Gstalder) and Tim (Deanna); grandchildren, Stuart, Haley, Samuel Hunter; Laurie (Kenny Gabel), Ellen and Mike Gstalder; Jenna (Jake Puffer) and Jay Gallaher; great-grandchild, Cora Puffer, and many nieces, nephews and their spouses.
Visitation will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home, SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Monday, July 6, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Toledo Firefighters Last Alarm Services 7 p.m. Funeral services, Tuesday, July 7, 10 a.m.; burial services and luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, please support the Toledo Firefighters Museum, 918 W.Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH, 43612, and/or Hospice of Northwest Ohio 30000 East River Road., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
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Description: Stanley P. Harmon, 71, of Ottawa Hills, OH, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, in his home in the presence of his loving wife of 48 years, Maxine Harmon. He was a 1961 graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and subsequently earned a Master's Degree in Education and a specialist degree in administration and supervision from the University of Toledo. Mr. Harmon was employed as an administrator for the Toledo Public Schools, prior to retiring in 1998, after 35 years of service. He also was an Honorably Discharged veteran of the U.S. Army.
Stanley is survived by wife, Maxine Harmon; daughter, Melanie A. Harmon of Mishawaka, IN; brother, Dennis Harmon, and a host of other loving relatives and kind friends.
A visitation will be Monday, July 6, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, at 1629 Nebraska Avenue. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at the Mt. Ararat MB Church, 918 Colburn Street, the Family Hour/Wake will begin at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Services at 11 a.m. The Reverend John Walthall III, Pastor and Officiant. A special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the kind and compassionate care given.
"Once A Bulldog, Always A Bulldog."
Description: Gerard E. Helminiak, 60, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2015, in his Toledo residence. He was born in Toledo on January 21, 1955, to Rosemary and Edward Helminiak. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a registered nurse for 35 years at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
He is survived by his brother, Joseph (Margaret) Helminiak of San Antonio, Texas and several cousins.
Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, 419-472-7633. To send online condolences, please visit:
Description: Juan D. Howell 47, went home to glory on June 26, 2015, after a sudden and short illness, with his family by his side. Juan was born March 9, 1968, at Maumee Valley Hospital to the union of LeVon and Barbara Howell. Juan affectionately known as "Boo" by friends and family was known for his infectious half smile and kind and big heart. His love for his family and children was evident at all times. He was the big uncle "Boo" to nieces and nephews. Juan graduated from Devilbiss High School and attended the University of Akron where he played football for the Akron Zips. After college Juan moved to Louisville and operated his own Logistics Company. He then became employed with United Postal Service for 18 years until his illness. He was an active member of St. Stephens Interdenominational Church in Louisville.
Juan leaves to cherish and recall his memory his children, Trae Anthony (Asia) Howell, Mya and Jada Howell; his grandsons, Trae Anthony Jr. and Chase Michael; his parents, Barbara Milner and LeVon (Mary) Howell; brothers, Darryle (Donna) Johnson and Anthony (Stephanie) Johnson; sisters, Vikki Jackson and Lisa Howell; stepsisters, Trina Turner, Marla (Timothy) Mack; grandmothers, Mae D. Black, Bertha Gillard, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be Sunday 3-7 p.m. Dale-Riggs Funeral Home with family hour Monday 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. First Church of God, Bishop Robert Culp officiant, entombment Louisville Memorial Gardens, Louisville, KY
Description: Ann Mary Hudecek, age 95, of East Toledo, passed away at Lutheran Village Nursing Home, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was born May 26, 1920, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Anna and John Hudecek.
Ann worked at LaSalle & Koch and later for Prestolite, from where she retired. After Ann retired, she took care of her Mom and Dad. She was a member of the Corda Club and enjoyed dancing. Ann also loved traveling, especially to Europe, including France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Vatican. She was a devout Catholic and was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary.
Ann is survived by her sister, Blanche Kusz; 1 niece; 3 nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Elizabeth Luebben and Dorothy Nonnenmacher.
The Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614. Newcomer Funeral Home assisted the family with professional services.
The family requests Memorial Contributions be made to the church.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Lutheran Village and Senior Independence Hospice for their care and compassion.
Description: Tameih Latrice-Ann Ivey, 2 month old baby girl of Ruthers "Martell" and Tambria Ivey, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. She was born on April 24, 2015, in Toledo at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Tameih was the baby girl of four children, always smiling and bringing joy to the family.
Tameih is survived by her loving mommy and daddy; her siblings, Martell, Tamera and Martez, and a host of many other family members and dear friends.
The family will receive guests on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300) with Funeral Services beginning at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in honor of Tameih are asked to consider a GoFundMe account set up in her name.
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Description: Helen Lesage, 97, passed away peacefully with her son James at her side on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Howell, Michigan. Helen was born July 7, 1917, to Joseph and Katherine Makra. A graduate of Clay High School, Helen married Albert J. Lesage on April 6, 1945, and they raised three children. Albert preceded her in death in 1980. She was a resident of west Toledo for many years, worked as a legal secretary, loved baking cookies for the holidays and spending time with her family. She was also active in the Gold Star Wives organization.
Helen is survived by her sons, Robert (Kathy Zachel) of Brighton, MI and James (Mary Ellen Taylor) residents of Toledo and San Marcos, TX; her daughter, Darlene (Jeff Boosted) of St. Ignatius, MT, and granddaughter, Rachel of New York, NY. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Andy Makra.
The family would like to thank Kathy Zachel and the staff of Ashley Court of Brighton, MI for their excellent care of Helen in recent years.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Neville Funeral Home, Reynolds Corners Chapel, 5052 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio 43615 (419-535-0951) where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., following the visitation. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Toledo. Helen was a longtime member of Monroe Street Methodist United Church and the family requests any expressions of sympathy be made to the church or the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be made to the family online at
Description: Peggy Jo Lewis, 50, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was born in Toledo on August 18, 1964, to Eddie and Rita (Thompson) Lewis. Peggy was a graduate of Waite High School and a member of Western Avenue Ministries. Peggy enjoyed arts and crafts, especially plastic canvas artwork.
Peggy is survived by her children, Kaylyn (Ron) Hite, Kyle (Heidi) Lewis, Kristen (Derek) Sowell and Kody Lewis; grandchildren, Harmony, Derek Jr., Lailah, Kallie, Oriana, Kalea and Aolani; sisters, Val (Bruce) Hofbauer, Linda (Will) Austin, Donna (Larry) Lesley and Brandy Harroun; brother, Bud (Pam) Helton; best friends, Nicole and Miss Cyndi; companion dog, Bella, and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 South Coy Road on Tuesday, July 7 from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m., with funeral services to follow. Memorial contributions can be directed to Kristen Sowell to help pay for funeral expenses.
"Sleep with the Angels."
Description: Charles John Machala, age 94, of Toledo, passed away June 23, 2015, at the Sunset House. Charles was born September 23, 1920, to Michal and Stefania Machala in Czechoslovakia. Charles was a graduate of Rossford High School. He was employed with the Acklin Stamping Company for more than 50 years before retiring. Charles proudly served on a submarine in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Charles was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where he served as an acolyte for over 30 years and served on the Vestry. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. Charles started running at age 66, ran his first marathon at age 74 and continued running until age 83. He enjoyed collecting stamps, coins and antique dolls. Charles also enjoyed attending the opera and UT women's basketball games.
In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by his son, Charles "Sonny." He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Geraldine "Jeri" Machala; daughter, Kathey Hartman; grandchildren, Heather Rohrs, Rachel Machala and Jill Dorsey, 6 great-grandchildren; along with daughter-in-law, Sue Machala.
The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Charles during his illness.
A funeral service for Charles will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 Central Ave., Toledo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Charles's memory.
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