ESSIG Mildred B. Essig, 81, March 15, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Resident of Grandview Heights. Widow of Louis O. Essig. Member of First Community Church. Survived by son, Gary (Julie) Essig; grandchildren, Louis and Colleen Essig; nieces, Brenda (Bob) Jarvis, Denise (Barry) Brown, Edwina (Charles) Carter. The family would like to give a very special "thank you" to life-long friends, Pauline Minton, Maxine Haworth and Martha Reiterman. Friends may call at the DEYO-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 1578 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights., Sunday 2-5 p.m., where service will be Monday 10 a.m. Dr. Richard A. Wing officiating. Entombment Sunset Cemetery. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.
FLEISCHMANN Hanna H. Fleischmann, of Columbus. Survived by husband, Paul Fleischmann; daughters, Alice (Barry) Levitin of Bexley and Sandy Mentser of Bexley; son, Sidney (Toni) Fleischmann of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Benjamin Levitin, Jonathan and Rebecca Mentser, Chris Fleischmann and relatives from Detroit, Mich., B'nai Brak, Israel and Melbourne, Australia. Mrs. Fleischmann was a Holocaust survivor. A member of Congregation Tifereth Israel where she sang in the Tifereth Israel Choir and Koleinu Choir, a board member of its Sisterhood, board member of ORT and life and board member of Hadassah. Funeral service Sunday 2 p.m. at THE EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 E. Main St. with Rabbi Harold Berman and Cantor Jack Chomsky officiating. Interment to follow at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Congregation Tifereth Israel or Koleinu Choir. Shiva will be held at the Fleischmann residence.
GARDNER Oscar A. Gardner, 80, of Grove City, passed away Friday, March 16, 2001 at his home. He was a retired COTA mechanic and a WW II Army veteran serving in Germany. Oscar was also a member of the Moose, VFW and American Legion. Preceded in death by his wife Elloise on February 14, 2001. Oscar is survived by his children, Richard (Jackie) Gardner of Grove City, John Gregory (Mindy) Gardner of Columbus, Larry (Judy) Gardner of Columbus and Brian (Carol) Gardner of Mt. Sterling; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. There will be no service. Inurnment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL.
GLAAB Charlotte (Prince) Glaab, age 58, born October 14, 1942 in Rochester, Pa., passed away Thursday, March 15, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospitals. She is preceded in death by beloved husband Gerald Glaab and aunts Ann Krecsmar and Dolores Toth. She is survived by her parents, Griffith and Mary Prince; daughters, Deborah Ketterer (Robert Svanda) and Tammy (Mark) Kaufold, all of Pa.; brothers, David (June) Prince of N.J. and Doug (Candy) Prince of Pa.; sisters, Kathy (Rod) Carroll of Columbus and Karen Pederson; brother-in-law, Ralph (Karen) Glaab, all of Pa.; nieces, Lisa (Steve) Vukovich, Terri Prince, Emma Carroll and Kim (Bob) Detka; nephew, Rick (Michelle) Glaab; special uncles, John Krecsmar and Joseph Toth, both of Columbus; cousins, Carol Krecsmar and Mary Krecsmar. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High St., where service will be held Monday 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital Oncology Floor and Columbus Oncology Associates. Contributions may be made to the family.
HAIRSTON Mr. John R. Hairston. Funeral service Monday 11 a.m., chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. Friends may call Monday after 9 a.m. at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment Scioto Burial Park, Portsmouth, Oh.
HAMMAR Eva Catharina of Providence, Utah. Our beautiful and remarkable daughter, sister and sister-in-law passed away at the home of her parents on March 14, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer. Catharina was born May 10, 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden and as a 10 year old came with her family to Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Upper Arlington High School she attended Ohio State University (OSU) where she earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration (International Business/Marketing). While at OSU she played on the Women's Golf Team and she was honored with 1987-1990 Scholar-Athlete Award, 1988-1990 All-Big Ten Academic Team, Dean's List, Co-captain of the 1989-1990 Women's Ohio State Golf Team and four year varsity letterwoman in golf at OSU. In 1987 Catharina became the Women's Ohio Amateur Golf Champion three weeks after her brother Peter had won the Men's Ohio Amateur Golf Championship. She was a graduate of The Golfers Professional Training Program and a PGA Member. As a golf instructor she spent several years in Florida and Ohio. Before moving to Utah she was a Senior Account Executive at Columbus Blue Jackets/Sports Facilities Marketing Group, Columbus, Ohio. It was quite natural for her to move to Utah, where she earlier had experienced the exceptional beauty of nature and a great climate that allowed her to pursue interests like hiking, skiing, fishing, photography and, of course, golf. Catharina is survived by her parents, Carl-Gustaf and Erna Hammar of Providence, Utah; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Lesley Hammar of Orlando, Florida; maternal grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins in Sweden. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at The Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Lytham Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio. Pastor Paul Ulring will be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Catharina's name to Women's Golf at OSU, 236 St. John's Arena, 410 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210 or to Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550.
HARRIS Mrs. Katherine Louise Harris, age 83. Funeral service Wednesday 10 a.m. in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. Mrs. Harris will lie in state after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.
HERDERICK Bernadine E. Herderick, of Columbus, age 90, Friday, March 16, 2001 at the Villas of St. Therese Retirement Center. Longtime member Corpus Christi Church and the Rosary Altar Society. Preceded in death by husband Bernard Herderick. Survived by sister-in-law, Mary G. Herderick; nieces, Kathleen (Newt) Thomas, Carol Russ, Mary Jo (John) Mercurio, Pearl (James) Brennan; many nieces and nephews from Columbus, Lancaster, Barberton, and Zanesville, Oh. Friends may call Sunday 3-7 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High St. Prayer service 4 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11:30 a.m., Corpus Christi Church, 41 Stewart Ave. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. Fr. John Stattmiller, Celebrant.
HOWELL Jack L. Howell, age 64, of Hutchinson, Kansas, formerly of Bremen and Lancaster, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2001 in Boynton Beach, Fla. Mr. Howell was the founder and owner of Bremco Industries in Bremen. Funeral arrangments are being handled by SNYDER-SHERIDAN FUNERAL HOME, Bremen. (740)569-4155.
JAMES Harold O. James, age 75, of Hilliard, Friday, March 16, 2001 at Riverside Hospital. Retired Founder and President of Capital City Tire and Retread, Inc. Survived by wife, Betty Fulwider James; sons, Craig S. (Barbara) James, Columbus, Jeffrey A. James, Columbus; daughters, Janice Lee James, Hilliard, Kimberly Ann James, Columbus; grandchildren, Nathan, Tiffany, Jeffrey James; sister, Barbara (Ronald) Starkey, Bremen, Oh.; nieces, nephews other relatives and a host of friends. Past Elder and member of Indianola Church of Christ, Grove City Lodge #689 F. & A.M., Scioto Consistory A.A.S.R., Aladdin Temple Shrine. Veteran U.S. Army WWII and saw action in Battle of the Bulge. Franklinton Board of Trade. Funeral Service 1:30 p.m. Monday at the RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 515 High Street, Worthington, Oh. Rev. John Fraizer and Mark Barbee officiating. Interment Union Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Missions Program of Indianola Church of Christ, 2141 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Oh. 43201.
JOHNSTON Paul Johnston, beloved husband of Margarette Schynol Johnston, devoted father of Eileen M. Gordon, John P. Johnston II, Linda S. Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, Beverly K. Moeggenberg and Patricia A. Szelest; grandfather of 8. Friday, March 16, 2001, residence Mariemont, Ohio. Memorial Service Spring Grove Cemetery Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, Monday, March 19, 2 p.m. Family requests memorials to Mercy St. Theresa Center Foundation, 7010 Rowan Hill Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. EVANS FUNERAL HOME serving the family.
KIDWELL Robert Howard Kidwell. Visiting hours 5-8 p.m. Monday at DEYO-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 1578 W. First Ave. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 1420 Grandview Ave.
KINNEN Clair M. Kinnen, 77, Marengo, Friday, March 16, 2001. Blacksmith for Kinnear Corp. Survived by grandchildren, Kim and John who cared for him, Carl, Marge (Scott), Heather (Todd), Heath (Lois), Tara (Larry), Jeremy (Paula); 10 great grandchildren, step-sons, Layton (Carolyn) Pettry, Bobby (Patty) Adams; sisters, Althea Randolf, Rachel V. Kinnen. Preceded in death by wife Wanda June; brothers Roger and James. Friends may call Monday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DeVORE-SYNDER FUNERAL HOME, S.R. 229, Marengo, where services will be Tuesday 1 p.m. Interment Marengo Cemetery.
KUHARIC Agnes Kuharic, age 81, of Upper Arlington. Funeral arrangements to be announced by O.R. WOODYARD CO., Bethel Rd. Chapel.
LANDIS Robert "Bob" E. Landis, 79, of Baltimore, Oh., died Friday, March 16, 2001. He was born September 22, 1921 to John and Edna Whitmill Landis. He was a retired machine operator for Crown Zellerbach with 43 years of service. He attended New Life Christian Center, attended Liberty Union High School. He had a passion for history, traveling, and exploration. He was a World War II US Army Veteran seeing action in the "Battle of the Bulge" and a life member of the Baltimore VFW Post #3761, Baltimore Senior Citizens, life member of the Ohio State and National Trappers Association. He was an avid outdoorsman with a unique love for trapping that lasted more than 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Lenore Landis; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dan (Linda) Landis, and Duane (Bootsie) Landis all of Baltimore; granddaughter, Alisha (Scott) Wisler of Mason, Oh.; 2 grandsons, David (Natasha) Landis of Jacksonville, Fla. and John (Pam) Landis of Reynoldsburg; 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Forona (Raymond) Hite of Groveport, and Donna (Bobby) Reutzel of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Raymond Drue Landis; grandson Heath D. Landis; brothers John "Bud" and Raymond Landis; 3 sisters Iola Strome, Gertrude Glover and Thelma Darst. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Baltimore, Oh. with Rev. Cheryl Foulk of New Zion United Methodist Church officiating. Burial to follow in Union Evangelical Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The Baltimore VFW Post #3761 will conduct military rites at the cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association c/o the funeral home.