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Ohio Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 705

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Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, at 7:47 p.m.

CLYDE L. SCHROTH, 90, of Crescent Springs, Ky., formerly of Cincinnati, died Saturday. Mr. Schroth operated Pine Crest Garden in Northern Kentucky. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Presybterian Church, 710 Western Reserve, Crescent Springs. There is no visitation. Fares Radel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials: Cresent Springs Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 710 Western Reserve, Cresent Springs, Ky. 41017.
Date of announcement: 11-04-1999

Pauline Harris, mom, sheriff's deputy

Pauline Hay Norris once worked at Northern Kentucky's premier nightclub - Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate - and also worked for Campbell County's reform sheriff - George Ratterman.

Mrs. Norris, a former sheriff's deputy in Campbell County in the 1960s, died Wednesday at age 88.

Mrs. Norris and her now-deceased husband, Jack, owned the Midway bar and restaurant in Fort Thomas in the 1940s, and she was active in the Democratic Women's Club in Northern Kentucky.

''She was a very strong-willed person and a very kind person,'' said her son, Melvin Norris of Southgate.

While a deputy sheriff, Mrs. Norris had constant contact with prisoners. Her son, Mel, remembers the time his mother escorted a woman convicted of murdering her husband to a state prison hospital. ''My mother felt sorry for her and she would go to visit her.''

Her son also remembers his mother sending him to jail guards on duty with a jug of hot coffee and sandwiches.

Mrs. Norris and her husband, Jack, raised four children. As a young mother, she and other mothers started the lunchroom program at Cold Spring Elementary school, going into the school to prepare lunches for the children.

''Her kids were her whole life. Anytime we needed her, we could always turn to her,'' her son said.

Mrs. Norris also had been a member of Eastern Star and Asbury United Methodist Church.

Other survivors are two daughters, Nancy Withrow of LeHigh Acres, Fla., and Jacqueline Hardin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Melvin Hay of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Care of Broward County, 309 SE 18th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33316. BARBARA ABERNATHY, 55, of Mount Healthy, died Oct. 30. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Peace Baptist Church, Avondale. Jamison and Jamison Funeral Home, West End, is handling arrangements.
Date of announcement: 11-05-1999

WILLIAM E. FROST, 54, of Vevay, Ind., died Wednesday. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, Ind. No visitation. Memorials: To the Frost family.
Date of announcement: 11-05-1999

KAREN PETERS, 57, of Cincinnati, died Nov. 1. Ms. Peters was a teacher. Services: 1 p.m. today at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, Iowa. Memorial Service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland, Ohio. Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Date of announcement: 11-05-1999

CHARLES RAY PROCTOR, 66, of Hamersville, Ohio, died Wednesday. He was a retired chemical worker for Hilton Davis, and a Korean army veteran. Graveside Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Graveside Rosehill Cemetery, Mason, Ohio. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home, Bethel, Ohio.
Date of announcement: 11-05-1999

Mike Trotta, 85, tailor to celebrities

Celebrities - from entertainers to sports figures - were among the cherished customers of longtime downtown custom tailor Mike Trotta .

Mr. Trotta, 85, of O'Bryonville, died Thursday. He had retired several years ago, but Trotta Tailors on Walnut Street continues to be operated by family members.

A first generation Italian-American, the senior Trotta is being remembered for his love of family and passion for his work.

''He was such a nice man,'' said his son-in-law, Richard Gross of Cincinnati. Gross recalled Trotta's greetings to friends and customers: ''Is that my coat your wearing? ''

Businessmen and religious officials were among Mr. Trotta's customers, as was singer Perry Como, band leader Guy Lombardo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Waite Hoyt and Reds' catcher Ernie Lombardi.

Mr. Trotta served on the national style committee of the Custom Tailors & Designers Association of America in the 1960s, helping decide men's clothing trends.

He also was the proud owner of a hand-sewn French handkerchief embroidered with the presidential seal for Richard Nixon. He bought it from the House of LeClaire, the Parisian artisans who made handkerchiefs for both Nixon and Lyndon Johnson.

Mr. Trotta's business partner was his wife of more than 50 years, Ann. The couple resided in Anderson Township for many years.

Before opening his own business, Mr. Trotta worked for the old Bond's clothing store downtown.

Mr. Trotta was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in England, France and Germany.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Trotta leaves a daughter, Carol Gross; a son, Michael Trotta Jr., both of Cincinnati; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mass for Mr. Trotta will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Louis Church downtown. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Disease Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati 45203.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

Charles F. Berger, crafted decorative iron

Charles F. Berger, who built the first gorilla cage and most of the decorative iron works at the Cincinnati Zoo, died Wednesday. He was 96.

Berger, who retired after 59 years with Davis and Seal, later called Security Fence Company, leaves his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth.

''He was the main man for ornamental iron,'' said Mrs. Berger. ''His work is all over the city.''

He built much of the ornamental iron fencing at Spring Grove Cemetery and at Vine Street Cemetery, said Mrs. Berger. He constructed the first iron bed rails at Deaconess Hospital, an idea that soon was copied at every hospital in the area, she said.

His work also stands in front of many of the most prominent older homes in the city, she said.

Customers for six decades brought sketches to Mr. Berger, who built what they wanted. ''He would take a piece of iron, and twist it, and forge it into what they wanted. He was a craftsman.''

Other survivors are a son, Richard Berger of Loveland; one granddaughter, Cheryl; three great-grandchildren, Richard, Michael and Michelle Joesting; and several nieces and nephews.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Spring Grove Cemetery Chapel. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested for the Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

CATHERINE T. BIDDLE, 88, of Ripley, Ohio, died Thursday. Ms. Biddle was a homemaker. Services: 2 p.m. today at The Hickory Ridge Church, U.S. 763, Ripley. Visitation: 11 a.m. today at the church. The Cahall Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

PAULINE F. CRUM, 88, of Sunman, Ind., died Thursday. Ms. Crum was a homemaker. Services: 11:30 a.m. today at Adams Lutheran Church, Batesville, Ind. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at the church. Weigel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

PHILLIP OWENS, 46, of Winton Terrace, died Thursday. He was a janitorial worker. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home, 11400 Winton Road, Forest Park, Ohio. Visitation: noon Monday at the funeral home.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

ROGER W. RICE, 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of Cincinnati, died Oct. 21. Mr. Rice was a retired draftsman for Hamilton County. Arrangements: National Cremation Society of St. Petersburg.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

ROBERTA TURNER, 66, of Walnut Hills, died Tuesday. She was a minister. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Early Church of God in Christ, 205 Ehrman Ave., Avondale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Renfro Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
Date of announcement: 11-06-1999

Frederick B. Gatch, Milford councilman

Frederick Bailey Gatch, 80, former Milford mayor and a longtime council member, died Friday of congestive heart failure.

Mr. Gatch, known as ''Grandpa Fudge'' to the younger members of his family, would routinely drive his El Camino down the alley to his grandchildren's babysitter and take them Lifesavers.

''They'd all say, 'Grandpa Fudge is here! Grandpa Fudge is here!' and they'd all run out,'' said his daughter, Susie Jurcisin of Milford.

Mr. Gatch was a member of Milford City Council for more than 30 years, and mayor for six years, until 1994.

''He really worked hard for his city,'' said John Aufdenkampe, who was vice-mayor during the last six years of Mr. Gatch's service on council. ''He wanted to revitalize the Main Street, and that's one of the things that would have helped to bring more people downtown.''

Relatives said more people knew him than he could keep up with. The city even knew his dog, a mutt named Rex, who would follow one of the mailmen around on his route during the time Mr. Gatch served as the Milford postmaster.

Mr. Gatch was the only male member of the Milford Gardening Club, and people would often stop by to look at his award-winning flowers in his yard, Ms. Jurcisin said.

He was also well known for the cookies he baked for the police and firefighters, gardening club meetings or just for someone who was having company, said his wife of 55 years, Peggy Ann Gatch.

When he was in the hospital last week, he had another daughter call the board of elections to make sure they got his absentee ballot. They told her, ''You tell Fred we said hello, and you tell him we're waiting for a batch of his chocolate-chip cookies,'' Ms. Jurcisin said.

Mr. Gatch loved the outdoors and used to enter - and sometimes win - canoeing contests. He was appointed by the state to the Scenic River Council for Little Miami River to help oversee protection from encroachment and contamination.

Mr. Gatch served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was also a former chairman of the central committee for the Republican Party of Clermont County and an executive committee member.

Mr. Gatch is also survived by daughters Martha Ann Osswald of Covington and Mary Winn Gatch of Milford; and sons Frederick C. Gatch and Philip Gatch, both of Milford; brothers Col. James W. Gatch of Winter Park, Fla., and Ralph H. Gatch of Beaumont, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., tonight, Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, 529 Main Street, Milford. Memorials: Oxbow Inc., P.O. Box 43391, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45243-0391.
Date of announcement: 11-08-1999

David L. Seesholtz, pharmacist, musician

David L. Seesholtz, 76, a Georgetown, Ohio, pharmacist, died Saturday at his residence.

A pharmacist for more than 40 years, Mr. Seesholtz bought his aunt and uncle's pharmacy, Steeles Pharmacy, in 1967 and retired 20 years later.

He graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati in 1950 and received the Retailer of the Year award in 1985. He won state and national honors for the historic beautification of his store.

Mr. Seesholtz served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marines during World War II and flew a jet aircraft in the Korean War.

He served on committees that helped build the community swimming pool in 1957 and lighted ball field in 1962.

He was district director of the Boy Scouts in 1960. He also served as the director of the Peoples National Bank and president of the Ohio Valley Manor Inc.

He was also one of the original members of the Georgetown Players and played an active role with advertising, ticket sales and music for the group.

He played trombone professionally and had his own dance band in high school.

Mr. Seesholtz is survived by his wife, Evelyn Paeltz Seesholtz; son, Gary David Seesholtz, of Georgetown; daughter, Debbie Lathrop, of Cincinnati; aunt, Louise Steele, of Georgetown; and five grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Georgetown Church of Christ, Georgetown. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., today Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown. Memorials: Ohio Valley Manor Memorial Garden Fund, U.S. Route 68, Ripley, Ohio 45167.
Date of announcement: 11-08-1999

TERESA DAVIS, 46, of rural Highland County, died Friday. She was an aide at an assisted living home. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia. Memorials to charity of choice.
Date of announcement: 11-08-1999

FLORENCE DROCKELMAN, 94, of Lookout, Ind., died Friday. She was a homemaker. Services: 2 p.m. today at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, Ind. Visitation: Noon at the funeral home. Memorials: Adams Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, or Hospice of Margaret-Mary Community Hospital.
Date of announcement: 11-08-1999

GLADYS MAIER HETZER, 83, of Chapin, S.C., formerly of Cincinnati, died Friday. She was a homemaker. Services wre today at Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Chapin. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C., is handling arrangements.
Date of announcement: 11-08-1999

PAULINE M. HYDE, 96, of Brookville, Ind., died Sunday. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Church in Brookville. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cook Funeral Home, Brookville. Memorials: St. Michael Church or Franklin County EMS.
Date of announcement: 11-08-1999

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