Description: Denis Jerome Fisher age 69, died at University of Michigan Medical Center on Friday, January 30, 2015, following a brief and sudden illness.
Born August 26, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, he lived in Oregon, OH and worked as a program director for Teledyne CAE for 26 years and then as an engineer at Ford Dearborn for 17 years until retiring in 2011.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Barbara (Smith) Fisher; his son, Scott (Dahlia) Fisher of Cleveland, OH; daughter, Kelli (Michael) Clark of Richmond, KY; five precious grandchildren, Avery, Magnolia, Charlie, Nolan, and Teddy; siblings, Barbara (Louis) Deluca, Donald (Nancy) Fisher; sister-in-law, Kym (Michael) Cragel, and brother-in-law, Alan Weintraub. Denis was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Theresa; in-laws, Lawrence and Alice Smith, and sister-in-law, Pam Weintraub.
Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd, Oregon, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 2-8 p.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at Noon on Wednesday at Epiphany of the Lord Parish-St. Thomas Aquinas Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions are welcome in lieu of flowers to Save the Children Federation (www.savethechildren.org) or Epiphany of the Lord-St. Thomas Parish in Toledo.
Description: Janilyd "Jan" S. Haase, 72, of the Point/Shoreland Community, peacefully left this earth on Sunday, January 31, 2015, in her home with her loving family at her side. She was born in Toledo, OH on November 5, 1942, to the late Isabella C. (Ross) and Warren G. Schaeffer. Jan worked for 28 years as the financial secretary for the Boy Scouts of America. She was a member of RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church and of the Lotus Chapter Order of Eastern Stars as well as Past Mother Advisor Order of Rainbow for Girls. Jan accomplished what she set out to do in life - that of being a wife and a mother. Not only was she a loving wife and a caring mother, she was a wonderful grandmother as well.
Surviving Jan is her husband of 52 years, Edward; children, Cameron Casida, David (Dee Ann) Haase and Amy Haase; grandchildren, Andrew (Hailey), Ian and Sean; brother, Ross (Jan) Schaeffer; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Dulaney, along with 5 nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015, from 3-8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Funeral Services will begin on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Darlene Fugate officiating. Interment will be in Toledo Memorial Park. Those wishing to make a contribution in Jan's memory are asked to send their donations to RiverPoint Ministries UMC, 2862 131st St., Toledo, OH 43611. Words of encouragement, fond memories, or photos may be placed for the family to receive at
The family wishes to extend their gratefulness to the staff of Promedica Hospice, without you Jan's journey would not have been as honorable as it was.
Description: William Holt, age 89 and surrounded by family, passed away peacefully Friday evening, January 30, 2015.
He was born in Sylvania in 1925, the younger son of Norton and Fern Holt. Bill spent his early years helping out at the lumberyard in Bloomdale, Ohio, where his father worked. Little Bill loved the outdoors - camping and fishing. And he loved the cute little red-headed Muir girl he met in his first grade class.
Bill earned his wings in the Army Air Corps, piloting B-25 bombers -- and he carried his love of flying into the post-war years. Now married to the cute red-headed girl from first grade, Miriam Muir, they raised three sons in Gibsonburg, Ohio, where Bill had built a fine house south of town.
Bill and Miriam were married 65 years, living in Gibsonburg and only moving into assisted living when he could no longer care for her. Upon her passing in September 2012, Bill moved in with his oldest son and family, and spent the last years of his life visiting his wife's grave, having lunch at Scrambler Marie's, and sitting with the family's big black Lab who Bill called his "Good Friend".
Bill also began to attend church again after a decades-long absence. In the final weeks of Bill's life, he repeatedly said that he was "ready to go" and basically hoped that God felt the same way. He asked to be baptized. It was an emotional, sacred time as ten family members assembled on just 45 minutes notice to witness him re-acknowledge his boyhood faith and trust in the Lord. That evening, as his son said good-night, Bill said "It was a wonderful day. I'm at peace." And now, he truly is.
Bill is survived by three sons, Nate (Jean), Steve, and Dave (Jill); grandchildren, Emily (Chad Thomas), Zachary (Amanda), Ben (Dana), Sam, Andy (Breena), Rachel (Eric Ade), and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 3 at Reeb Funeral Home, 5719 N. Main St., Sylvania. A Funeral Service will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Private services will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.
After Miriam's passing, Bill gained interest in her passion for church missions. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Church - Missions, 3700 Dorr St., Toledo, 43607. Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Description: Amber Nicole Ingram, age 30, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away January 28, 2015, at her home. She was born August 5, 1984, in Toledo to George Salsgiver and Shirley Nelson. Amber was employed with First Choice Haircutters for more than 9 years as an Assistant Manager.
Amber is survived by her loving husband, Jeff A. Ingram; mother, Shirley Nelson; children, Joshua Ingram, Michael Gilreath and Jasmine Ingram; sister, Crystal (John) Engram, and father-in-law, Kenneth Ingram. In addition to her father, Amber was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Nancy Ingram.
The family will receive guests Friday, February 6, 2015, from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to any Huntington Bank for a memorial fund in Amber's memory.
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Description: Laurie K. Inman, age 58, of Toledo, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Genesis HealthCare facility in Point Place. She was born in Toledo, OH to Thomas and Helen (Dombrady) Inman. Laurie was a 1974 graduate of Whitmer High School and went on to study health and nutrition at Bowling Green State University. She was the store manager at Bassetts Health Foods in the Westgate Village Shopping Center for 15 years. An avid reader, she never lost her enthusiasm for learning.
Laurie is survived by her brother, Thomas A. (Luann) Inman Jr. of Point Place; nieces, Kallie and Jenna Inman; first cousin, Stephanie (Paul) Zylka, and second cousins, Derek, Garret, and Kyle Zylka. Her parents preceded her in death.
Services will be private with arrangements by Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176.
Laurie's family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Genesis HealthCare Facility, Point Place and Senior Independence Hospice for there expert care. Memorial donations may be given to Senior Independence Hospice. Condolences may be shared at
Description: Edward T. Kowalski, age 82, of Maumee, died peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015. He attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL and DePaul University in Chicago. Ed was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War stationed in Whittier, Alaska from 1953-1955. He worked for Taylor Forge and Pipeworks in Chicago and Sheller Globe in 1968 then transferred to Toledo in 1970 as Director of Computer Systems. Sheller Globe was acquired by United Technologies and Ed retired from there September 1, 1996. He enjoyed family, fishing, traveling, gambling and drinking. He was also a member of Circle 8 Alliance of Poles and Maumee Elks.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven, and sister, Irene Kinney. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen (Lisowski) Kowalski; son, Edward; daughter, Karen (Jeff) Jones; grandchildren, Thomas Kowalski, Adrienne (Mike) Ohlers and Alyssa (RJ) Crayton; great-grandsons, Corbin and Greyson Ohlers and Ryder Crayton, as well as nephews, Rick (Robin) Kinney and Thomas (Lilly) Kinney.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Coyle Funeral Home (419) 865-1295. Please view the guest registry at
Description: Thomas F. Lawicki, age 89, of Holland, passed away on January 29, 2015, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH. He was born on September 17, 1925, to Michael and Jessie Lawicki. Thomas proudly served his country during World War II in the Marine Corps and during the Korean Conflict. He also was in the Marine Corps Reserves. Thomas was a member of the C.W.V. Logsdon-Walla Post 639 and the Marine Corp League, Lou Diamond Detachment, and Devil Dogs. He worked at Bostwick-Braun Company, retiring after 42 years as a salesman. In retirement years, Thomas spent his winter months in Florida and also traveled the United States.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas M. Lawicki, and siblings, Edwin, Arthur, Robert Lawicki and Dorothy Stanford. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Eleanor (Zawacki); children, Kathleen Lawicki, Richard (Yvonne) Lawicki and Paul Lawicki; grandchildren, Melissa, Brittany, Jacob, Jessica and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Reagan.
Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. with C.W.V. Post 639 services at 6 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 11 a.m., Deacon Rob Beisser officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Description: Tracy Markham Leary, age 52 of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Tracy was a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes for over 22 years. He is survived by his fianc�e, Sandi Abdo; mother, Naomi A. Leary; daughter, Samantha Leary; sons, Omar and Cody Leary, and sister, Jan Kiss. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Kiss.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at HH Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Road. Arrangements by Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home 419-269-1111.
Description: Gloria Madden, age 77 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on September 23, 1937, in Perrysburg, OH to Harry and Hazel (Barrick) Stanford. Gloria was a 1955 graduate of Rossford High School. She married Paul "Whitey" Madden and together they raised three children. Gloria was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her children, Paul (Midge) Madden, Jr., Ricky (Sue) Madden and Janet Reitz; grandchildren, Christie, Jake, Nicholas, Ricky, Justin, Jonathan, DJ, Alexandria, Steven and Jacob.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harold, Wilbur, James, Frederick, Charles and John Stanford; sisters, Mary Rogge, Wanda Apel and Phyllis Gwozdz, and son-in-law, Dick Reitz.
A Memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. To help defray funeral expenses contributions can be made to the Gloria Madden Memorial Fund at Fifth Third Bank. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit
Description: Thelma Ruth Merritt, 85, of Genoa, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Millbury, Ohio on February 11, 1929, to Frederick and Henrietta (Jackson) Traver. She graduated from Lake High School and married her loving husband, Harold Merritt Sr. Upon retiring from Hunt-Wesson Foods, she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Thelma is survived by her children, Rebecca Angel, Harold Merritt II, and granddaughter, Kristine Henderly. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, sisters and her beloved great-granddaughter, Mikayla Angel.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 204 Main Street, Genoa, Ohio 43430 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Genoa or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.