May M. Jolly
AKRON - May M. Jolly, 93, of Akron, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, in Akron. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, she had lived most of her life in Akron. In 1933 she married James M. Jolly, and he preceded her in death in 1950.
Surviving are a son, James (and wife, Patricia) Jolly of Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Peggy Ann) Weaver of Akron; a grandson, James Jolly of Westerville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Wade (Kristina) Liles of Charlotte, N.C.; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in the Billow's Fairlawn Funeral Chapel in Akron.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Akron.
Memorials may be made to the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Akron.
Gerhard Z. Pietrykowski
(1918 - 2003)
DEFIANCE - Gerhard Z. Pietrykowski, 85, Defiance, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier.
The son of Marta (Mazur) and Ludwig Pietrykowski, he was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Berlin, Germany. In May 1945 he married Helena Pawela, and she survives.
A member of St. Marys Catholic Church and the Noodle Club, he was employed by General Motors Corp. as a laborer for 30 years. He was a member of the Polish National Army and was captured by the Germans; he was also a member of the UAW Retirees and the Defiance Pigeon Racing Club. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Gabriel Pietrykowski of Bryan and Edward Pietrykowski of Defiance; a daughter, Sophia Froelich of Belleville, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and a brother living in Poland.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Edmund Pietrykowski.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m., at the Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Defiance, with the Rev. Father Tim Kummerer officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the St. Marys Catholic Church building fund, or to the Dilworth Center of the Community Hospitals of Williams County-Montpelier.
Walter S. Sawvel
(1927 - 2003)
ANGOLA, Ind. - Walter S. Sawvel, 76, of Angola, Ind., died early Thursday, June 24, 2003, at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.
Born April 13, 1927, at Hamilton, to Virginia (Alabaugh) and Arthur Sawvel, he married Ireta Bever on Aug. 22, 1953, and she survives.
A machinist at Challenge-Cook Bros. and a janitor at the I-69 rest area near Angola, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Orland VFW and Orland American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Sawvel of Fort Wayne; daughters, Dora Thorne of Butler and Elsa White of Hicksville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a sister, Patsy Bartell of St. Joe.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Walter "Skippy" Sawvel; a brother, William Sawvel; and a sister, Betty Fee.
Visitation will be held Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. (Indiana time) in the Oberlin-Ford Funeral Home, Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. (Indiana time) in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Eddy Cemetery near Hamilton.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dallas H. Osmun
(1914 - 2003)
HICKSVILLE - Dallas H. Osmun, 89, of Hicksville, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.
Born July 12, 1914, at Milford Township, to Ella (Scranton) and Dale Osmun, he married Mary Jane Locy on March 2, 1940 at Greenville, and she survives.
A lifelong farmer, he had also built many local and state highways with W. L. Johnson Construction Co. of Hicksville and retired from Pet Milk Company in 1982.
He was a member of Mark Center United Methodist Church, the Bryan Moose Lodge, Farm Bureau, NRA and past Milford Township Trustee and Hicksville Grain Company Board Member.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Joann Fritch of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Terry (Deb) Kolb of Bryan; six grandchildren, Greg and Jennifer Fritch, Lynnette Waters, Greg, Andy and Brad Kolb; three great-grandchildren, Jordyn Waters, Lane and Brayden Kolb; three brothers, Loraine "Jake" Osmun of Gladwin, Mich., Deloy Osmun of Edon and Richard Osmun of Grabill, Ind.; and four sisters, LaVera Haller and Eleanor Rowe, both of Hicksville, Wanda Hoffman of Bradenton, Fla., and Lois Howe of Angola, Ind.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Cleatus; and a sister, Opal Smith. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-9 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., with visitation two hours prior to the service, in the funeral home. Pastor Tom Graves of the Mark Center United Methodist Church is to officiate. Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to Mark Center United Methodist Church or Hospice, The Caring Way, of Defiance.
Betty E. Frazee
MONTPELIER - Betty E. Frazee, 80, of Montpelier, died Thursday evening, Dec. 4, 2003, at her residence.
She was the widow of Earl J. Frazee, who died in August 2002.
Service arrangements are pending at the Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier.
Elton Lee Snyder
(1942 - 2003)
HICKSVILLE - Elton Lee Snyder, 61, of Hicksville, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Parkview Hospital.
Born April 18, 1942, at Hicksville, to D. Irene (Smith) and Lloyd Albert Snyder, he married Beverly Goodrich on April 24, 1987, at St. Paul's Historical Church at Hicksville, and she survives.
A 1960 graduate of Hicksville High School, he had attended Tri State University. He was a lifelong farmer and was employed at BF Goodrich, Fort Wayne, Ind., for over 42 years.
A board member for the Financial Partners Credit Union, he was very active in the Oliver Chapter of the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association (HPOCA), where he served as past treasurer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jon (Lori) Mickelson of Hicksville and Mrs. Steve (Lisa) Poiry of New Haven; a son, Todd (and wife, Roxanna) Snyder of Mark Center; six grandchildren, Nate, Nick and Brett Mickelson, Amy Snyder and Jessica and Pete Poiry; his mother, Irene Snyder of Hicksville; and a sister, Dee Huston of Hicksville.
Preceding him in death was his father in 1990.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-9 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to the service in the Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.
Memorials may be made to the Oliver Gang or to a charity of the donor's choice.