Description: Kevin Carr Jr., 24, of Toledo, departed to be with the Lord.
He leaves to cherish his memory relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held November 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 1741 Cone St.
Description: Sylvia P. Karnikowski, age 89, died Monday, November 17, 2014, in the Ridgewood Manor. Born in Toledo, the daughter of Walter and Pauline Gawronski Bielski, she married Louis Karnikowski, who preceded her in death in 1982. A graduate of Woodward High School and Davis Business College, she was employed as a secretary in the administration building at the former Willys Overland.
Also preceding her was her son, Paul; siblings, Angela Brough, Bernard and John Bielski.
Surviving is her sister, Gera Slawinski and sister-in-law, Wanda Bielski; also nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Saturday, November 22, 2014, beginning at noon in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, with services to follow at 1 p.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
Description: Gertrude E. Natal, age 85, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at The Toledo Hospital. The daughter of William and Anna Strauch, she was born August 3, 1929, in Crestline, OH. She was an active member of Calvary Bible Chapel where she faithfully participated in the women's prayer group and Christian Woman's Association. Gertrude was a devoted Christian, reading God's word everyday and trusted fully in His promises.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony in 1987. She is survived by her loving church family and many brothers and sisters in Christ.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd) where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be given to Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 W. Alexis Rd., Toledo, OH 43623 or Mansfield Assembly of Christians, 2727 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44904. Condolences may be shared at:
Description: Christopher Bart Pawlicki, 46, residing in Norwalk, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
Chris was born on April 6, 1968, in Columbus, OH to Edwin and Cheryl (Barnaby) Pawlicki.
Chris graduated in 1986, President of his class from Perkins High School and was a 1991 graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing. He was heavily involved in his community. He served on the Norwalk Planning Commission, helping design local infrastructure and was a youth group leader for the First Presbyterian Church of Norwalk. He held positions with, National Casting, Fastenal and Wheelabrator, all focusing in the sale of metal products, which led to his final position of Vice President of sales/marketing for Metaltec Inc. In his spare time, Chris enjoyed music, the farm, his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Christopher is survived by his fianc�e, Sheri Pierce; children, Michael and Caroline Pawlicki; sister, Jennifer (Andrew) Spitler; niece, Abigail and nephew, Austin.
Friends may call on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave., Sandusky.
Those wishing to contribute to Christopher's memory may do so to the Cleveland Lifebanc, P.O. Box 74174, Cleveland, OH 44194-4174.
Condolences may be shared on line at:
Description: Dolores A. Petty, 76, of Oregon, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Heartland of Oregon. Dolores was born on August 30, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio to George and Christine (Oswald) Miles. Dolores was a member of the Dendarah Court #10 Ladies Patrol of the Ladies Shrine, and Order of the Eastern Star for over 25 years. She also was a member of the Eagles Post 197. Dolores was the past treasurer of the Bowman Senior Dance Club of Toledo. She enjoyed playing Bunco for over 30 years. Dolores loved spending time with her children and most of all with her 6 grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Beth, Bob and Jill, Mike and Dawn Petty; grandchildren, Tera, Billy, Brandon, Brooke, Garrett, Sydney; great-grandchildren, Brandon Jr., Izabella, Olivia, Bentley, Lillyana, Daniel Jr. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Rolland, John, and George Miles.
Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday. Interment will follow in North Oregon Cemetery.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice or American Heart Association. Dolores's family would like to thank the staff at Heartland of Oregon, Heartland Hospice, and especially Marsha, Kathy and Janet for the care and love provided to Dolores during her stay.
Description: Violet R. Pochadt, "Aunt Vi," age 87, of Toledo, passed away at Genesis Health Care Point Place. Violet was born, February 17, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio to Frank and Harriet (Putz) Kwiatkowski. Violet graduated from St. Anthony Catholic Grade School and Central Catholic High School. Following graduation, Vi worked as a secretary for the Toledo Guild, where she met her husband, Carl. When her husband Carl passed away a few years after their marriage, Vi continued operation of the Pochadt family carry out for many years. When the carry out was closed for the I-475 expressway construction project, she started working as a secretary in the College of Education at the University of Toledo where she worked until retiring in 1990. Not one to sit still for long, she then began working for the St. Martin de Porres Catholic School Hot Lunch Program. Vi was a proud active Catholic woman who loved to garden and loved her four pet cats. "Aunt Vi" was everyone's aunt. Many neighborhood children and family members enjoyed olives, pickles, potato chips and crustless sandwiches in front of the television. Her breadbox was always full of cookies and sweets for everyone to share. Bottles of red pop were always in the fridge.
Surviving are her sister, Joyce Vest; nieces, Jodie (Robert) Banaszak, Mary Frances (Lynn) Carrington; nephew, Thomas (Brenda) Kwiatkowski and great-nieces, Cassidy, Avery, Mackenzie Banaszak and Sarah Wilcox and great-nephews, Mark and James Kwiatkowski and Nicolas Banaszak. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Carl; brother, Richard and her nephew, Michael Flowers.
Visitation will begin Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home 5055 Secor Road (North of Laskey), (419) 475-5055 where the Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin Monday, November 24, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home with the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family asks that contributions be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, District #2. Online condolences may be offered at:
Description: Marilyn Marie Riter, 87, passed away at Sterling House of Monroe on Tuesday, November 19, 2014, under Hospice care.
Marilyn was born August 28, 1927. in Summerfield Township to Emil and Alberta (Dornick/Oberlin) Haman. She lived in Monroe County her whole life, and graduated from Ida High School in 1944. On June 19, 1948, Marilyn married the love of her life, Robert (Doc) Riter at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ida. They were married 61 years before he preceded her in death on September 11, 2009.
Marilyn worked in the secretary pool at Detroit Stoker until 1951, and as the Community Librarian at the Dundee Branch of the Monroe County Library System from June 1970 - May 1993. She was instrumental in organizing and moving the library to its current location from the smaller building across the street. She enjoyed dancing and was a member of several polka, round and square dance clubs. She also loved to read mysteries and work on her family genealogy. She was a member of St. Irene's Catholic Church, Dundee.
Marilyn never recovered from her husband's death and her health steadily declined until she could no longer live alone. She resided her last three years at the Sterling House of Monroe, where she received exceptional care.
She will be missed by her children, Michael (Patti), Patricia (Frank) Jackson, Mary (Ken) Vergowven; grandchildren. Heather (Jeff) Baker, Ryan (Jessica Molnar) Riter, Aaron (Heidi) Riter, Jerimy (Tracy) Stoltz, Jami Stoltz, Courtney (Brandon) Bowman, Paula Vergowven, Duston (Katie) Riter, Jeffrey Vergowven; 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, R. Dale (Yvonne) Haman, Carol Gongala, Jack (Rosie) Haman, Richard (Margie) Haman, Don (Sandy) Haman, Dawn (John) Frankhouse, and Tammy (Frank) Smith. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Paul, in 1956, and siblings, Emil (Bud), Tom, James, and Ruthann Wangrin.
Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, on Friday from 2-8 p.m., Marilyn will lie in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, Saturday from 10 a.m. until the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Father Robert K. Singelyn will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ida.
Donations may be made to St. Gabriel Parish, the genealogy department of the Monroe County Library System, or Heartland Hospice.
Online condolences may be made to:
Description: It is with broken hearts the family of Virginia M. Saunders, 88, announces her passing 12 days before her 89th birthday. She left us on November 17, 2014, after a lengthy decline. Virginia was born in Toledo November 29, 1925, to Roland and Nettie Kimble. She attended Woodward High School and married Richard Saunders on March 28, 1944. They were married 70 years. They lived in Toledo except for an 8 year period in the 90s. She was an excellent mother to 4 children, always kind and supportive. She was a member of the Sylvania Eastern Star, member of Conn Weissenberger Post 587, and past president of the Auxiliary, and a member of Hopewell Wesleyan Church.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; 1 sister, Carolyn Koch, and their son, Tim. She is survived by husband, Richard; 2 sons, Lynn (Sue) and Kris, and 1 daughter, Connie; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a Memorial Service on November 22, 2014, at Hopewell Wesleyan Church, 1550 W. Alexis Rd. at 1 p.m. officiated by Rev. Jerry Craig. Cremation will be accorded and her ashes interred at Toledo Memorial Park Chapel of Peace.
The family suggests any tributes be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Many thanks to the staff and nurses at Heatherdowns Rehab Center. Their support, care and kindness were a great comfort to us all. Arrangements by Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Condolences may be shared at:
Description: Barbara Ellen Stewart, age 88, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Detroit Avenue. She was born in 1926, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Frank J. and Mabel Ruzicka. She worked for Sears Roebuck and Co. and then as a switchboard operator for Michigan Bell Telephone. On August 16, 1947, Barbara married the love of her life, Thomas J. Stewart of Linden, Michigan, a bond that thrived for 67 years. In 1963, Barbara and Thomas moved to Toledo where she devoted her energy to raising nine children. Barbara was known for her crochet work, a skill learned from her mother and lovingly shared with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her love is tightly bound in many a bedspread, tablecloth and doily. A member of Gesu Roman Catholic Parish, she demonstrated her beliefs through prayer and deed, giving life lessons on living one's faith. Her greatest treasure was her family. She was and will continue to be the thread that is woven through and binds the family together. She modeled a level of faith, love and grace that teaches still.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Thomas; children, Barbara Ellen Fox, Elizabeth Stein, Susan (William) Stein, Thomas (Laurel) Stewart, James Stewart, Carol (Thomas) Ryan, Dorothy (Kevin) Switzer, William Stewart and Kathleen (Gary Jr.) Kuns. She will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Lisa (Jason) Beymer, Duncan Stoker, Kristine (Robert) Kegerreis, Matthew (Samantha) Anderson, Leslie (John) Lynch, Christopher (Angela) Stein, Jason (Deborah) Stein, Jennifer Stein, Lynn (Kevin) Morrissey, Timothy Stewart, Thomas Jerrold (Jennifer) Stewart, Amanda (Jason) Kenyon, Katherine (Nicholas) Rikke, Jacqueline Stewart, Shawn (Allison) Ryan, Rebecca Ryan, Andrew (fianc�e, Jaclyn) Ryan, Zachary (Kelly) Switzer, Tyler Switzer, Garrett Switzer, Gary Kuns III and Elizabeth Kuns. Barbara was especially proud to be great-grandmother to Eric and Alex Beymer, Tristan Stoker, Joshua Kegerreis, Matisse Anderson, Charlotte and John Lynch, Brendan, Paige and Madeline Stein, Lucas, Logan, Colin and Conner Stein, Michael Alexander, Megan, Jakob and Tyler Stewart, Brie Kenyon, Nate Rikke and Kane Ryan. She will be blessed with two new great-grandchildren in the spring. She so loved all her babies and prayed for them all daily. Also surviving are her brother, Francis (Eleanor) Ruzicka; sisters, Helen Royal and Rosemary O'Dell; sister-in-law, Grace Ruzicka and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, John Ruzicka; sister, Joan McKay; sons-in-law, Richard Fox and Donald Stein; daughter-in-law, Angela Stewart and grandson, Travis Ryan.
Our sincere and heartfelt appreciation goes to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo for their tender care of both Mom and her family. Thank you!
Friends are invited to visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at Gesu Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Remembrances in Barbara's name may be given to the Travis Ryan "Make a Difference" Scholarship Fund c/o Farmers National Bank, Columbiana, Ohio 44408, Gesu Roman Catholic Parish or the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be left for Barbara's family at:
Description: Virginia "Ginny" Louise Wegman (Frauhiger), 81, of Genoa, Ohio walked through the gates of heaven on November 20, 2014. She was born on January 13, 1933, to the late Albert Frauhiger and Mildred (Uhl) Frauhiger-Swimmer in Toledo, Ohio. Ginny retired after working as a self-employed hairdresser of 57 years.
In addition to her parents, Ginny was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Frauhiger. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 62 years, William Edward Wegman; their 5 children, Richard of Bowling Green, Jeanne (Richard) Crossen of Toledo, Gail (Kevin) Browning of Oak Harbor, Barbara Allgire of Curtice, Sandra (Donald) Crossen of Holland; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is Ginny's sisters, Grace Sidell of Fremont and Merle Lovelette of Decatur, Indiana.
Family and friends may visit at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman Street, on Monday at 11 a.m. The family will begin greeting guests at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider First St. John Lutheran Church, Toledo, Ohio or Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Sun City West, Arizona.