Search billions of records on

Spaeth to Ternes

February 21, 1874 - April 26, 1958
Id#: 0734405 Name: Spaeth, John
Date: Apr 29 1958, Death Notice
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #157

Notes: Spaeth, John, residence, Chestnut Ridge, Elyria, O., beloved husband of the late Elizabeth, beloved father of Mabel Spaeth, Mrs. Carl Smith, Mrs. Henry Rauscher, Mrs. Harold Stang, Mrs. Lawrence Myers, brother of J. F. Spaeth, and Mrs. Minnie Eiserman, passed away Saturday, Apr. 26. Funeral Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, Elyria at 10 a. m. Friends may call at the residence.

Richard J. O'Keefe

Saturday, Feb 13, 1892

C. E. Spencer of McClue, Henry county, Ohio died January 7, 1892 of paralysis after an illness of many weeks. His remains were brought here Tuesday, the 9th, for interment. The funeral services were held at S. S. Rockwood's, Rev. E. E. Williams officiating. Deceased was born May 23, 1809, Attica, Genessee Co., NY and at an early age came to Ohio; and was one of the many that shared the privation and hardships of a pioneer life. At the age of 23 years he married Miss Angeline Rockwood. He was a moral and industrious man, a good husband and kind father. Five children remain to mourn his loss.

Abstracted by Norma Karter, Elyria newspaper lookups

SPRINGER, Nellie, see Nellie Krohm

SQUIRE, Frances S.

SQUIRES, Emily A., see Emily A. Thorp

The Evening Telegram, Elyria, Ohio; image 3, September 23, 1916

Pioneer of Lorain County died Friday, Isaac Squires, 78, was Born in Elyria Township: Funeral Monday

Isaac Squires, a lifelong resident of Lorain county and one of the most widely known farmers and fruit growers, died at his home at Lorain Friday. Death was due to the infirmities of age Mr. Squires having been 78 years of age and for several years has been in ill health. The decedent was born in Elyria Township and had always lived in Lorain County. For many years, he operated a farm near Oberlin and became famous for his fruit and fine stock. For a long period he was one of Ohio's most noted exhibitors of fruits and poultry. County and state fairs and expositions always saw displays from Mr. Squires' farm. Twelve years ago Mr. Squires gave up his farm and moved to Lorain. The decedent was well-to-do and had extensive property interests in Lorain, Oberlin and other parts of the county. The decedent is survived by his widow and one son, Henry Squires, of Oberlin and three daughters, Mrs. C. D. Herrick and Mrs. O. E. Peabody, of Oberlin and Mrs. Anson Chaney of Montana. Funeral services will be held Monday. A short service will be conducted at the home at Lorain at 10:30 o'clock by Rev. C.J. McGee. The body will be taken to Oberlin and services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peabody at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Oberlin cemetery.

Submitted by Carol McGee, article found at Carol is not related to Isaac Squires.

STABLE, Martin
Saturday, Feb 6, 1892
North Amherst

Martin Stabble who lived in Brownhelm township, about 4 miles west of here died Saturday morning, Jan 30, a the age of little over 40 years. Mr. Stabble was a native of Hessen Cassell, Germany and has been a resident of Brownhelm for over 45 years. His daughter, Catherine, died Friday evening January 29, aged 28 years. The funeral services conducted by Rev. A. C. Pretzler were held in the German reformed church at Brownhelm station on Monday. The interment was in the cemetery of North Amherst.

Abstracted by Norma Karter, Elyria newspaper lookups


STANFIELD, Leota May, nee Cooley
The Chronicle-Telegram, 2 April 1935

OBERLIN, Ohio, April 2. — Leota May Stanfield, 28, wife of Keith C. Stanfield, passed away yesterday at 2:45 p.m. at Allen howpital, after an illness of several months. Leota Cooley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooley, was born in Wakeman, May 25, 1906. She was united in marriage to Keith Stanfield on December 25, 1931. She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge and the Oberlin Business and Professional Women's club. She was also a member of the Congregational church in Wakeman. Besides her husband and her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Locke Cooley of Oberlin, George Cooley of Lorain, a sister, Anne, of Wakeman, and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2: 00 o'clock at the Stanfield home, 55 Groveland street, in charge of Reichlen and Cooley of Lorain. Dr. J.A. Richards, pastor of the First Church will officiate. Intermant will be made in Wakeman cemetery.

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

From The Elyria Republican
Thursday, August 16, 1906


Slight Scare Occasioned by Presence of Dread Disease — No New Cases.

While taking strenuous measures to avoid a public scare, the board of health admits that it has been in fear of an epidemic ever since the death of John Stark, on Saturday, whose disease has been diagnosed as Asiatic cholera. All of the persons exposed have used disinfectants and have been advised to bathe freely and take dietary precautions. Stark died in violent fits of vomiting, six hours after he was taken sick. The diagnosis by Dr. P.D. Reefy was not made at once, as cholera was not among the diseases that would be most readily expected. It was not until Saturday night that the death certificate was filed with the board of health. Then immediate burial was ordered. Stark lived on West River street, and was a porter in Henry Stolzenburg's saloon.

The Chronicle-Telegram, 25 June 2005

Harold Starkey, 101, of Elyria, died Thursday, at Northridge Health Center in North Ridgeville, of pneumonia. Born in Elyria at the family homestead, he was a lifelong resident. He was employed as a machinist at Western Automatic in Elyria for more than 30 years, retiring in 1968. He was a member of Lake Avenue United Church of Christ and a member of Elyria Senior Men's Fellowship. He enjoyed gardening, spending time at his cabin and fishing on Lake Erie. Survivors include his daughter, Lillian I. McVeigh of North Ridgeville; a stepdaughter, Roberta Bruder of Avon; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita (nee Clapp) Starkey; his second wife, Margaret (nee Lesher) Starkey; a son, Herbert H. Starkey; a step-great-grandson; his parents, Albert R. and Lillian (nee Betterly) Starkey; a brother, Arthur Starkey; and a sister, Gladys Dislar. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elria, where services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Robert Gross, pastor of Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. Memorials may be made to Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, 310 Lowell St., Elyria 44035. Make online condolences at

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

STARR, George R.
The Elyria Republican Newspaper, January 16, 1890

Death of George R. Starr

At noon, on Wednesday, January 8th, the citizens were startled at the announcement that Mr. George Raymond Starr had died with scarcely a moments premonition, at his residence No. 58, West Avenue. We learn that he had been employed about the house during the morning, and at about half-past eleven came up from the cellar with a handful of kindlings which he disposed of and then sat down and engaged in conversation with his wife. Suddenly he looked very ill, and his wife hastened to him, at the same time dispatching a messenger for a physician, but almost instantly he expired. It was pronounced a case of apoplexy. He was buried on Friday, the services being conducted by Revs. E. E. Williams and F.A. Gould, and they were of a particularly sad and solemn character. We cannot permit the death of one who has been so prominently identified with all the varied interests of our citizens for nearly fifty-three years, to pass with this mere announcement. George Raymond Starr was born in Harpersfield, New York, July 19th, 1811, and had attained the age of 78 years, 5 months, and 19 days. In 1828, when 17 years of age, he removed with his father's family to Penfield, in this county, where he spent nine years in pioneer labor upon a farm in the then wilderness of Penfield. After remaining in Penfield three years, his father, Raymond Starr, removed to Elyria, where he died August 23rd, 1870, in his 85th year. His mother survived her husband nearly three years, dying June 26th, 1873, in her 82nd year. During the nine years that the deceased was engaged in active labor in the Penfield wilderness, he frequently visited Elyria with surplus products of the farm, which he exchanged for necessary household supplies. In this manner he became acquainted with Mr. S.W. Baldwin, who came here in the summer of 1834 and arranged to open a store with Orrin Cowles as partner, removing here permanently in May 1835. This acquaintance afterwards secured him a clerkship in Baldwin & Co's. store, at a salary of $250 a year. In 1837 he sold his property in Penfield and removed to Elyria. From the best information attainable, he spent the first year or more of his residence in Elyria as proprietor of a temperance hotel, known as the Franklin House, located on Broad Street, about opposite the Beebe House. In 1838 or ’39 he entered the store of Baldwin & Co., as clerk in the grocery department. His brother Horace C., who was eight years younger, had been employed in the same store several years. This relation of employee and employee continued for some time, and finally ripened into the well known and successful house of Baldwin, Starr, & Co., which was widely known in the Eastern cities as well as this portion of Ohio. The record of the firm of Starr Bros. & Co., which succeeded that of Baldwin, Starr, & Co., is well known to our citizens. The high character for business integrity that the former firm had attained was well maintained, and the two senior members were widely known for their prompt and generous contributions to every worthy object that was presented to them. In the midst of this career of prosperity they were overtaken by the great fire of 1872, which consumed almost their entire stock of goods, entailing a loss of many thousands of dollars, from which they never recovered. Their creditors, remembering their long years of prompt business integrity, were generous and still confiding, as they resumed business, hoping against hope, until they were finally prompted to surrender all their property, real and personal, into the hands of a receiver for the benefit of their numerous creditors. With the small remnant of his former fine estate that the law secures to the unfortunate debtor, Geo. R. Starr, infirm with age, unable to engage in permanent business, has mingled but little with those who knew him in his days of prosperity, but always greeting them with a pleasant smile that came from a consciousness of rectitude of character, that in the estimation of just men is of more value than lands of gold. His life has been one of varied experiences that seldom fall to the lot of business men. But, through all his vicissitudes, whether attending to pressing business during the day, and spending the night at the bedside of his invalid wife, as he did for many years, whether striving hopefully against odds that would crush the spirit of most men, to meet just obligations, he was ever cheerful, kind, and considerate. He will long be remembered for his generous benevolence in his days of prosperity, for his public spirit as a citizen, and for his unsullied integrity through his long and eventful business life. He leaves a wife many years his junior, but no children. His daughter, Caroline, born July 10th, 183(5?)[hard to read], and his son George Henry, born March 23rd, 1841, are both deceased.

Submitted by Richard Kurish (no relationship)

STARVAS, Toletha L., nee Emerick
The Morning Journal, 25 June 2005

LORAIN — Toletha L. Sarvas, 80, of Lorain, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Grace Hospital in Amherst, following a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Lorain. She served in the Army Air Force during World War II. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, roller skating and being a Cub Scout den mother. Survivors include her sons, Evan Sarvas of Columbus, Brian Sarvas of Amherst, Duane Sarvas of Lorain and Alan Sarvas of Sheffield Lake; and 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1992; parents, Edward and Marjorie (nee Sheridan) Sarvas; brothers Edward, Richard, and Robert Emerick; and sister, Dee Wagner. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Elyria, where funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. James Smucker of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Amherst will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain with Military Honors performed by American Legion Post 30 and VFW Post 451 of Lorain.

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

July 29, 1893 - June 29, 1960
Id#: 0739493 Name: Steigerwald, George J.
Date: Jul 1 1960, Death Notice
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #158

Steigerwald, George J., dearly beloved husband of Gertrude (nee Myers), dear father of Georgine Rhoads, David, Rosemary Scott, Marjorie Oatis, Charles, Jerry and the late Paul, brother of Joanne Hirsch, Peter and Mary, son of the late Peter and Gertrude Steigerwald, Wednesday, late residence, 1172 Melrose Dr. Friends received 2-5 And 7-10 P. M. Friday at the Nickels Funeral Home, 14500 Madison Ave. Services Saturday, July 2, at St. Bernadette Church at 10 a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Holy Family Cancer Home.

Richard J. O'Keefe

STEIGERWALD, Gertrude M., nee Myers
October 24, 1899 - October 22, 1972
Id#: 0739495 Name: Steigerwald, Gertrude M.
Date: Oct 25 1972, Death Notice
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #158

Steigerwald, Gertrude M. Steigerwald (nee Myers), beloved wife of the late George J., dear mother of Georgine Rhoads, David J., Rosemary Scott, Marjorie Oatis, Charles E., Jerome L., and the late Paul J., grandmother of 29, beloved sister of Elizabeth Horwedel and Cecelia Burrer, Sunday. Funeral Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 25, St. Luke Church at 11 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received at Nickels Funeral Home, 14500 Madison. Contributions to the Holy Family Cancer home would be sincerely appreciated.

Richard J. O'Keefe

STEVENSON, Jean G., see Jean G. Dellefield

STOLZENBURG, Ruth N., nee Vogler

STORM, Bessie D.
Newspaper not identified, 26 January 1987

Bessie D. Storm, 93, a former resident of both Spencer and Lodi, died Monday at Elms Nursing Home, Wellington. She was born in Penfield,Ohio and lived most of her life in Spencer. She was a retired housekeeper at Farmers' Savings Bank, Spencer, and was a 77-year member of Spencer First Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Rev. Clifton Storm of Mansfield, 3 grendchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1965, and by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Services will be held Thursday at 1PM at the Spencer First Baptist Church with Rev. John McCourt of that church and Rev. Clifton Storm of Mansfield officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Wednesday at the Parker and son Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Spencer First Baptist Church.

Carole J. Schetter

STOSKOPF, Jean G, nee Myers
December 03, 1921 - January 21, 2002
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jan 22, 2002, pg. 7 sec. B, Death Notice

Jean G. Stoskopf, wife of the late Wilson; mother of Alma, Phyllis (Bruce) Corrigan and Wilson. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. St Martin of Tours, Valley City. Friends may call at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Rd., Valley City, OH, Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Richard J. O'Keefe

October 08, 1912 - March 12, 1976
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Mar 13, 1976, pg. 1, Death Notice

Wilson Stoskopf, beloved husband of Jean (nee Myers), father of Wilson, of Shreve, O., and Alma and Phyllis, at home, brother of Helen Toth and Lee, of Valley City, Emerson, Iowa. Services Monday March 15, 10 a.m. at St. Martin's Church, Valley City, O. Friends received at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Rd., Valley City, O. Visitation Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening.

Richard J. O'Keefe

STRAUSSER, Edith nee Dumas
Lorain Journal, January 24, 1961

Mrs. Edith L. Strauser, 76, of 316 Bell Ave., died at a local nursing home this morning, after a year and a half illness. Born in Elyria, June 20, 1884, she had been a life long resident here. She was a member of St. Agnes Church. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Maxine Ludeke, of Celina,O.,and Mrs. Edith Monschein of Elyria; two nephews Lawrence Boughton of Elyria and Herbert Boughton of Lorain. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Fr. William E. Black, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St, Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Louise Moran

STREHLE, Regina, see Regina Baker

STRICK, Walter J.
The Lorain Journal, 30 Jul 1974)

Vermilion — Walter J. Strick, 65, of 3719 Edgewater Dr., Vermilion, a 19-yr resident of Vermilion and former resident of Lorain, died yesterday (29 Jul) in his home after a lingering illness. Prior to his retirement he worked for the Lake Terminal Railroad for 45 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, a former patrolman of Vermilion-on-the-Lake prior to its annexation, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Vermilion. Survivors include his wife, Lillis (Lois), (nee Heil) to whom he was married 45 years; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Lois) Nemanic of Vermilion; two sons, Robert (Dan) of Lorain and Charles (Jim) of Vermilion; seven grandchildren and one brother, Clifford, of Lorain. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 pm and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm in the Fisher Funeral Home, Vermilion. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home Wednesday at 8 pm. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 am in St. Mary's Church, Vermilion, with the Rev. Arthur A. Badger, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

Suzanne Strick

STROHMEIER, Sr., M. Isidore, CSJ
July 1891 - July 25, 1954
Id#: 0725312 Name: Sister M. Isidore (Marie Strohmeier)
Date: Jul 24 1954
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #156

Notes: Sister M. Isidore, C. S. J. (Marie Strohmeier), beloved sister of William F. Strohmeier of Rochester, N. Y., and Mrs. John Huge of Elyria, O.; Sunday, July 25, 1954, at St. Joseph's Convent, 3430 Rocky River Dr. Friends may call Monday And Tuesday Between 3-5 P. M. Funeral Wednesday, July 28, Convent Chapel at 9 a. m.

Richard J. O'Keefe

SUHANIC, Dorothy G., nee Smith
Bet. 1905 & 1907 - Abt. April 22, 1969
Id#: 0745864 Name: Suhanic, Dorothy G. Date: Apr 24 1969
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #159

Notes: Suhanic. Dorothy G. Suhanic, 325 Longford Ave., Elyria, O., beloved wife of John, dear mother of James of Berlin Hts., O., Mrs. Austin Drager (s/b Draper) of North Ridgeville, O., and Mrs. Earl Schroeder of Elyria, sister of Mrs. Ralph Niepert and Mrs. Carl Graebner, both of Lakewood, and Clarence Smith of Middleburgh Hts., grandmother. Funeral services Friday 10:30 a.m., St. Jude's Church, Elyria, O. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends will be received at The Rechlin Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St. (Rt. 20) Elyria Thursday From 2-4 And 7-9 P.M.

Richard O'Keefe

November 12, 1904 - August 27, 1997
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Aug 28, 1997, pg. 8 sec. B, Death Notice

John A. Suhanic of Elyria, OH. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy G., father of Edith Schroeder of Vermillion, OH., Marian Draper of Bradenton, FL., and James Suhanic of Tawas, MI., grandfather of nine, great grandfather of 19, brother of Andrew Suhanic, Joseph Suhanic and Agnes Trope. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Rechlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. Funeral Mass Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Church, Elyria. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery.

November 12, 1904 - August 27, 1997
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Aug 28, 1997, pg. 9 sec. B, Obituary

John Suhanic, 92, was Cowles Tool machinist

Elyria — John A. Suhanic was a machinist for Cowles Tool Co. of Cleveland for many years before he retired. Mr. Suhanic, 92, of Elyria, died yesterday at EMH Regional Medical Center. He was born in Pennsylvania and lived most of his life in Elyria. Mr. Suhanic was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria, and its Holy Name Society. His wife, Dorothy G., died in 1969. Survivors include daughters, Edith Schroeder of Vermillion and Marian Draper of Bradenton, Fla.; son, James of Tawas, Mich., nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Jude Church, 590 Popular St., Elyria. Rechlin-Roberts Funeral Home of Elyria is handling arrangements.

Richard O'Keefe

SULLIVAN, Harold J. “Mike”
November 3, 1919 - July 11, 1982
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jul 12, 1982, pg. 11 sec. D, Death Notice

Harold J. Sullivan (Mike), of N. Ridgeville, beloved husband of Lois K., dear brother of Mrs. Raymond Reising of Avon, Mrs. Carl Haas, Miss Theresa and Miss Margaret Sullivan of N. Ridgeville, Mrs. Edmund Schuster of Avon Lake, Louis Sullivan of Norwalk and James Sullivan of Avon Lake. Friends received at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria (Rt 20), Monday 7-9 p.m., 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services St. Peter's Church, N. Ridgeville, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial in the church cemetery.

Richard O'Keefe

SWEET, Eva, nee Boughton
Chronicle Telegram, Oct. 15, 1924

Two persons were killed in what is believed to have been a double accident when an auto struck a pedestrian, swerved onto the Green Line track and was struck by a southbound interurban at Stop 8, Griswold Road crossing on Lake Ave., about 8:30 last night.The dead-Mrs. Eva Sweet, 59 of 126 Oak Street, mother of Patrolman Llyod Sweet and prominent in First Baptist church circles. James McCrann, 47,217 Furnace St. Mrs. Sweet died on the way to Memorial Hospital in an auto driven by George Birkline, 800 East Avenue. Death resulted from a broken neck and other severe injuries about the head and body. Details of the accident have been pieced together by Coroner Myles E. Perry and members of the police and sheriff's department who investigated. Blinded by light. McCrann, enroute to Lorain on business for the Eagles Lodge, was blinded by the headlight of the interurban and by lights of other autos. He failed to see Mrs. Sweet until too late to avoid striking her, but in his efforts to do so, drove into the path of the interurban and stopped. A moment later he was pinned under the wreckage of his auto and dragged back 100 feet under the front of the interurban car. Mrs. Sweet was found lying on the pavement clear of the wreckage. Witnesses said she was still alive when picked up, but pronounced dead by Dr. W. E. Hart, who arrived at the hospital as she was being carried to the emergency room. (Above is portions of article). Funeral services for Mrs. Sweet will be held Friday afternoon. There will be a short prayer service at the family home,followed by services at the First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. W.L. Walker. Burial will be made in Ridgelawn Cemetry. Mrs. Sweet had lived at the Oak Street home for 40 years. Here were born and reared seven children, all of whom are living. They are: Patrolman Lloyd E. Sweet, 439 River Street, George L. Sweet 352 Columbus Street, Clayton and Russell Sweet, at home, Mrs. Flossie Jones, Henrietta, O., Mrs. Lena Hopkins, Birmingham, O. and Earl L. Sweet, Amherst, O. Mrs. Sweet was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Rebekah Lodge, the Auxiliary of the Canton Lodge Odd Fellows, the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and the Auxiliary of the Sons of Veterans. Her husband, Charles Henry Sweet, died here May 22, 1923.

Louise Moran

TAFT, Asa B.
Lorain Journal, Lorain, Ohio on the 24th of May 1966

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Asa B. Taft, 85, of 33941 Lorain Rd., a resident here most of his life, died yesterday in Elyria Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Taft was a retired farmer and also spent 21 years with the North Ridgeville School system as a bus driver and later as a custodian. He was a member of Fields Methodist Church, the Ridgeville Grange and the Maccabees. Surviving are his wife, Daysie, two daughters, Mrs. Ona Heldt of Fremont and Mrs. Bernadine Page, North Ridgeville; six Grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Black, Elyria. Friends will be received at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake,t omorrow, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The Rev. Dwight Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Westlake. (Grandpa died May 23,1966.)

Sylvia Lee

TAFT, Daysie Mae, nee Eskins
Chronicle-Telegram on Fri., July 5, 1973

Services for Mrs. Asa (Daysie Mae) Taft, 86, of 33941 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Bogner Funeral Home, North Ridgeville. The Rev. David L. Heeter, Fields United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Westlake. Mrs. Taft, long active in church work, died in Elyria Memorial Hospital yesterday morning after an illness of one year. Born in Kirtland, May 19, 1887, Mrs. Taft lived in North Ridgeville 55 years. A charter member of the North Ridgeville Grange, she was a member of the Fields United (Methodist) Church and the Women's Society. She was also a member of the Fields Homemakers and the North Ridgeville Senior Citizens. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Bernadine)Page, North Ridgeville and Mrs. Ona Heldt, Fremont; six grandchildren, 13 Great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Asa who died in 1966 and two brothers preceeded her in death. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 2 to 4and 7 to 9 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fields United Methodist Church.

Sylvia Lee

TAKACS, Robert S.
The Chronicle-Telegram, 13 Jun 1961

Complications following a record number of heart operations caused the death of Robert S. Takacs, 33, of 139 Edison Ct., yesterday in St. Vincent de Paul Hospital. Mr. Takacs underwent open heart surgery for the first time on March 2 and surgery was performed four more times, the last one May 5. He was in the hospital again for more surgery when complications arose. Mr. Takacs was born in Elyria Oct. 17, 1927 and lived here all his life. He was employed in Sankosik Enterprises in Cleveland, was a member of St. Agnes Church and the Holy Name Society of the parish. He served as president of Elyria Artworkers last year. Surviving are his wife, Jane (Baker) Takacs, a son, Mark Edward, 9; two daughters, Renee Marie, 7 and Jennifer Jane, 4; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Takacs, a brother Arthur, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gula and Mrs. Elizabeth Wykrent, all of Elyria. His father, Steven, and a brother, Floyd, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with the Rev. James Gallagher officiating and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Welsh-Goldcamp Funeral Home until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Leslie Rodriguez, Aug 2007

TALBOT, Alexander J.
Abt. March 7, 1961
Id#: 0750340 Name: Talbot, Capt. Alexander J.
Date: Mar 9 1961
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #160

Notes: (Retired Lake Capt.), 215 Hamilton Ave., Elyria; beloved husband of Margaret; dear father of Donald of Lorain, Mrs. John Gorman of North Olmsted and Harry Bogart of Elyria; brother of Mrs. Irene Haney of Lakewood and Mrs. Henrietta Moore of Lorain. Friends received at the Reichlin Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St. (Route 20). Elyria. Services Friday, St. Mary's Church, at 9:30 a. m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Richard O'Keefe

TARA, Margaret G.
Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, OH, Page B-2, Column 1

Margaret G. Tara (nee Kotai), 80, of Elyria, died Monday at Mill Manor Nursing Home in Vermilion, following a brief illness. She was born April 28, 1927, in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident. Mrs. Tara enjoyed playing bingo and being involved in activities at Mill Manor. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Hritsko of Vermilion; sons, John Tara Jr. and Michael Tara Savage, both of Elyria; two grandchildren, Patrick Hritsko and Emily Tara; two sisters, Diane McGraw of Elyria, and Leona Huber of Elyria. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tara Sr., in 1997; parents, Alex and Mary Kotai; and a brother, Thomas Kotai. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2008, until 1:30 p.m. services at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road and state Route 57, Elyria. The Rev. Alana Kelley, pastor of Magyar United Church of Christ in Elyria, will officiate. Burial will be private at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Submitted by Margaret Cheney

TAYLOR, Arthur B.

TAYLOR, Mary, see Mary Dederich

from Elyria Chronicle, June 27, 1987

Beverly Jean (nee Knipper) Telzerow, 56, of Elyria died at her home Friday (June 26) following a long illness. She was born in Elyria on January 19, 1931 and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening. She was a member of St Paul's United Church of Christ in Elyria. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Earl W.; son Dennis Telzerow of Oberlin, daughter Mrs Earl (Debbie) Banks of Grafton and four grandchildren; and a brother, Edwin E. Knipper of Elyria. She was preceded in death by her parents George V. Knipper in 1960 and Harriet D. Knipper in 1978; sister Corrine McCarty in 1968, Carol Wright in December 1986 and a brother George R. "Butch" Knipper in 1970. Friends may call at Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and services will be held on Monday at 1:00pm in the funeral home with Rev Martin G. Waidmann,pastor of St Paul's United Church of Christ, offciating. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Lorain.

Joseph F Conley

TEMME, William

TERNES, Agnes H., nee Oslovcan
January 27, 1926 - May 5, 1998
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 8, 1998, pg. 9 sec. B, Obituary

Agnes Ternes, 72, active in church meals program

Elyria — Agnes H. Ternes, a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria and its Altar and Rosary Society, volunteered with the parish's Tuesday Hot Meals program. The 72-year-old Elyria resident died Tuesday at EMH Regional Health Center. She was born and lived most of her life in Elyria. Mrs. Ternes and her husband, Harold C., had a winter home in Punta Gorda, Fla. Her husband died there two years ago. Their son, Gary P., died in 1994. Survivors include a son, Mark A. of Parma Heights; daughters, Jeanne Blahnik of Elyria and Mary Orosz of Lima; six grandchildren; and two sisters. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave. Elyria 44035. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home of Elyria is in charge of arrangements.

Richard O'Keefe

TERNES, Catherine C., see Catherine C. Linden

TERNES, Florence Lydia, see Florence Lydia Eckenfels

TERNES, Harold C.
April 1, 1922 - January 14, 1996
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan 17, 1996, pg. 9 sec. B, Obituary

Harold C. Ternes, partner in plastering business

Punta Gorda, Fla. — Harold C. Ternes was a partner in the Ternes Brothers Plastering business in Elyria for more than 30 years. Mr. Ternes, 73, died Sunday at his home in Punta Gorda, Fla., after apparently suffering a heart attack. He was born and lived most of his life in Elyria before moving to Florida. During World War II, Mr. Ternes served in the Army. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda and the Holy Name Society in both parishes. Riding bicycles, swimming, gardening and flowers were among his interests. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Agnes H.; a son, Mark A. of Parma Heights; daughters, Jeanne Blahnik of Elyria and Mary Orosz of Fairless Hills, Pa.; six grandchildren; and three brothers. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave. Elyria 44035, where memorial donations may be sent. Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home in Elyria is handling arrangements.

Richard O'Keefe

TERNES, Martina "Tine", nee Diederich
August 25, 1911 - February 24, 2007, Obituary

Martina "Tine" Ternes (nee Diederich) age 95, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away February 24, 2007 at Health Park Care Center, Fort Myers, following a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of North Ridgeville until moving to Fort Myers 35 years ago. Survivors include her daughter, Helen Bittner of Fort Myers; three grandchildren, Robert and Kirk Bittner and Jean Allen; four great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Bernadine Jalowiec, Lois Kern, Ann Ackerman; brother Raymond Diederich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ternes; four sisters three brothers and parents William and Julia (nee Gerhart) Diederich. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 10:00AM at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Rev. Stephen Kaminski, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

Richard O'Keefe


Back to the Obituary Index Page


Death Records Main Page



Lorain Chapter OGS

Copyright Notice: All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from,, and/or the contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissible to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

Spacer Image
last edited 03 Jun 2013 [an error occurred while processing this directive] visitors