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Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995

Paula E. Fisher

from the Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995, page 3-B


            Paula E. Fisher, age 58, of Union, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1995 at St. Elizabeth Medical Ctr.  Mrs. Fisher is survived by her husband of 40 years; daughters & son-in-law’ son and daughter-in-law; 3 grandchildren, sisters & brothers-in-law.  Mrs. Fisher was a Policy/Technical Writer for Wright State University for 20+ years.  Funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday; August 12th at Carrigan & Mains Funeral Home, Englewood.  Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Englewood.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Adrene Doresta Harris

from the Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995, page 3-B (partial transcription)


            Adrene Doresta Harris, Age 55, of Dayton, OH; unexpectantly [sic] departed this life to be with God, August 7, 1995, in Granview Hospital.  She was a graduate of Sinclair Community College, Volunteer for Project Cure, Grandview Hsopital, and the Juvenile Home of Detention and a member of Home Ave-….



Richard H. Pitner

from the Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995, page 3-B.


            Richard H. Pitner, age 70, of Oakwood, died Wednesday, August 9, 1995 at Hospice of Dayton.  He had worked for Tandy Corporation (Radio Shack) and was a member of Antioch Temple, Golden Rule F&AM of Michigan; Council Chapter Constory, Antioch Marching Patrol, and A.A.S.R. Valley of Dayton.  Survived by his wife of 24 years, 3 daughters of Dayton, 1 daughter of Oregon, 1 son of Oregon, 1 step-son of Dayton.  Services will be held Saturday, August 12, 1995 at 1:00 P.M. at Woodland Mausoleum.  Rev. Edward A Puff officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 107 E. First St., Dayton, OH 45402 or Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, OH 45402.



Minnie J. Strausbaugh

from the Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995, page 3-B (partial transcription).


            Minnie J. Strausbaugh, age 79, of Vandalia, died Friday, August 11, 1995 at home.  She was preceded in ….



Blanche Marie Whelan

from the Dayton Daily News, Aug. 12, 1995, page 3-B (partial transcription).


            Blanche Marie VanBuskirk Whelan, 99, died on July 30, 1995 at her daughter’s home in Cooperstown, NY.  Mrs. Whelan was born August 4, 1898 in Richmond, Indiana, the only child of George and Etta May (Myers) VanBuskirk.  She married pioneer aviator Bernard L. Whelan, who died in 1983.  World War I having made work outside the home respectable for women, she was employed as a stenographer and lived at the Baptist Home for Women in Dayton, OH until her marrige in 1919.  Thereafter, she lived in Dayton; Hartford and Fairfield )where she made a lovely garden at her home), CT and most recently in Hanover, NH and Delray Beach, FL.  Generous and empathetic in nature, she worked as a volunteer nurse’s aid during World War II and made a secure and loving home for her husband and daughter, whose prolonged educational endeavors she supported morally and financially.  She loved animals and natural and cultivated beauty, good food and the private serenades of opera singers.  She is survived by her daughter of Cooperstown.  No public memorial services is planned.  Friends will remember, among other qualities, her warmth, spirit and putting prowess.  Donations in her ….



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