J. Robert 'Bob' Watts
GREENWICH, Conn -- J. Robert "Bob" Watts, 65, of Riverside, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Greenwich Hospital. He died of a suspected embolism, according to his family.
Mr. Watts was a retired marketing consultant.
Born April 5, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ralph and Ula McNamara Watts of Marion, Ohio.
Mr. Watts was a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He worked 17 years as an advertising executive with Ogilvy and Mather, as a vice president of marketing. He also worked 10 years as a vice president of marketing with The Bowery Savings Bank, where he worked with and grew to be friends with Joe DiMaggio, his family said. At the time of his death, he was employed as a counselor at Greenwich Hospital, and at the U.S. Postal Service in Stamford.
Mr. Watts was a fan of standardbred horse racing, and had recently returned from the Little Brown Jug, the prestigious harness racing event in Delaware, Ohio.
Mr. Watts is survived by a son, Christopher Sardone (Dana) of Cos Cob, Conn.; a brother, Michael Watts (Fran Henderson) of Little Rock, Ark.; a granddaughter, Jordan Claire Sardone of Cos Cob; a niece, Miranda Henson of Little Rock; and a great-nephew, Nathan Henson of Little Rock.
He was predeceased by a brother, Terry Watts; and a son, David Blair Watts.
Arrangements were handled by Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich.
Burial was in First Congregational Church Cemetery in Old Greenwich.
Memorial donations may be made to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, P.O. Box 763, Freehold, NJ 07728; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mary Elizabeth (Lodwig) Wyatt
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Mary Elizabeth (Lodwig) Wyatt, age 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at the Parkview Medical Center in Riverside, Calif.
She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Marion, the youngest child and daughter of Minnie Matilda (Wolfinger) and Ray Thomas Lodwig, brother was John T. Lodwig.
She was a graduate to the Marion Harding High School, attended the Capital University, completed catechism and confirmed as a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion.
During WW II, she worked for the US Army Depot in Marion, assisting in the procurement of necessary supplies and services for the war effort.
On Nov. 17, 1946, she married John Brundige Wyatt Jr., she then gave birth to son, John B. Wyatt III, on Aug. 27, 1953, at the old Marion General Hospital on Delaware Avenue.
She lived from approximately 1950 to 1973 at 128 Blaine Avenue in Marion, in 1973, she moved to Richwood and began work as office manager and co-owner with her husband of Wise's IGA Super Market, until their retirement in early February 1986.
She was the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her husband on Feb. 26, 1986.
She became a grandmother with the birth of grandson, John B. Wyatt IV Aug. 28, 1986, and later granddaughter, Jacqueline Eva Marie Wyatt, May 5, 1988.
She became resident of the Richwood Community Apartments in April of 1986, where she lived until March of 2000, when she then moved to Riverside, Calif., to be near her son and was a resident of Magnolia Retirement Center in Riverside. Later she moved to the Sky Country House, Mira Loma, Calif.
Also surviving are two nephews, Ray T. Lodwig of Xenia, John T. Lodwig Jr. of Dearborn, Mich., and one niece, Lynne Lodwig Maxim of Ellsworth, Maine.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood. Burial was in the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion E. Wyatt Scholarship in Contract Management and Procurement, c/o Associated Students Inc. Attn: Elaine Townsend, Acct. No. 3S0221, California State Polytechnic University, Bldg. 35 3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, California 91768.
Dr. Bertram Goodman
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. -- Dr. Bertram Goodman, 81, Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.
Born Oct. 28, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late George and Dora Goodman.
On Oct. 28, 1945, he married Eve Schulman; she survives.
Dr. Goodman was a graduate of the Ohio State University and the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. He was an orthodontist in Marion from 1946-1980. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War. He was a member of Marion Lions Club and Temple Israel in Marion.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, Malcolm L. (Kathy) Goodman of Marion; a daughter, Deborah (Harvey) Havelock of Toronto, Canada; a brother, Mitchell Goodman of Columbus; and three grandsons, Adam Goodman of New York, and Jason and Justin Havelock of Toronto. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Miller.
The funeral was held 10:30 a.m. today, Oct. 24, 2003, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel, Marion, Ohio.
Thelma M. Foust
UPPER SANDUSKY -- Thelma M. Foust, 73, formerly of rural Upper Sandusky, died at 3:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Fairhaven Health Care Community, Upper Sandusky. Arrangements are pending at Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home.
Kathleen 'Katie' Rose Trant
MARION -- Kathleen "Katie" Rose Trant, 60, 545 Bellefontaine Ave., died at 6:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, in Morning View Care Center.
Born March 5, 1943, in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Eileen Carroll Trant.
She was a joyous spirit who was much loved by everyone who knew her. Her family would like to give special thanks to her caretakers, co-workers and friends, who have loved and cared for her so generously through all her years. She was an assembler for 20 years in the sheltered workshop associated with the Marion County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities. She lived in Marion for many years after moving from Columbus.
She is survived by a brother, James (Dottie) Trant of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Bob Krauss of Jensen Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Joyce Trant of Westerville; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Maurice Trant, and three sisters, Betty Jolly, Mrs. Bryce (Eileen) Adkins and Patricia Krauss.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, in Boyd Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2003. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County Board of Mental Retardation/ Developmental Disabilities.
Edna Elma Parks
MARION -- Edna Elma Parks, age 74, of 400 Delaware Ave., Marion, passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
Edna was born in LaRue, Ohio, on Dec. 4, 1928, to Harold and Helen (Chandler) Parks who preceded her in death as did two brothers and two sisters.
She had been employed by the former Montgomery Ward store as a customer service representative.
Surviving are two brothers, Donald (Barbara) Parks of Caledonia and Harold (Maralyn Kay) Parks of Tupelo, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Johnny (Marilyn) Kerns of Marion and Mrs. John (Viretta) Litteral of LaRue; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Private family graveside services were held Friday afternoon at the Grand Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Orr officiating. Public visiting hours were not observed at her request.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.
Daniel E. Cocherl
MARION -- Funeral arrangements are pending with the Boyd Funeral Home for Daniel E. Cocherl, 78, Marion.
He died Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2003.