KELLER  FUNERAL  HOME.
615 Hanover Street
Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935
Telephone 740.633.2185
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Serving The Ohio Valley Since 1926
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             ROSE  S.  SNEZEK                                 JOSEPH  P.  SNEZEK                    April 29, 1912-----August 13, 2001               December 6, 1911----August 19, 2001
ROSE  SYLVIA  SNEZEK, 89, of Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry. 
She was born in Lansing, Ohio, on Monday, April 29, 1912, a daughter of the late Walter and Alice Kaminski Bondzeleske.
She was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and also a member of the Catholic Daughters and Catholic Womens Club, all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Sadie Siecinski and Helen Brink and a brother, Chester Bondzeleske.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph P. Snezek; a son, Chester J., husband of Maryanna Snezek and one daughter, Sylvia R., wife of Edward Baran, all of Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
       Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001,at 10 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Father Thomas Magary the celebrant.
Mausoleum encryptment was held in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or S.M.C. 2000, 20 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935



JOSEPH  P.  SNEZEK, 89, of Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at his residence.  He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1911, a son of the late George and Rosalija Kuznar Snezek.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry and was a retired press operator at the Martins Ferry Plant of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose S. Bondzeleske Snezek, Aug. 13, 2001 and also two brothers, John and Pete Sezek.
He is survived by his son, Chester J., husband of Maryanna Snezek and daughter, Sylvia R., wife of Edward Baran, both of Martins Ferry and one sister, Jean, wife of Paul Tetzel, Akron.  Also surviving are five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Wednesday Aug. 22, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with the Rev. Father Thomas Magary, the celebrant.
Mausoleum encryptment was held in Mt.Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or S.M.C. 2000, 20N. 4th Street., Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.

JOHN  E.  FONZIE  SNYDER, 44, of South 10th Street, Martins Ferry, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 as a result of an automobile accident on State Rt. 647 outside of Martins Ferry.
John was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Friday, January 11, 1957, the son of the late John Snyder and Georgia May Smith Blackburn who survives him of Bellaire, Ohio.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, J. E. Belot Snyder.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathleen Belot Snyder; two daughter; Janae Kristin Snyder and Shayla Kathryn Snyder of the home; mother-in-law, Diana C. Belot; sister-in-law, Buffy Belot; brother-in-law, Brad Belot, all of Martins Ferry; two sisters, Rhonda Snyder McGary of Toronto, Ohio and Rebecca Cruse Gaughan, Martins Ferry; also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Monday, September 10, 2001, at 1 p.m., with Rev. William Webster officiating.




MARGARET  A.  LUDE, 86, of Bannock Rd. St. Clairsville, formerly of Wayne L. Hays Apts. Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Martins Ferry, on Monday, August 23, 1915, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Schnell Schurtz.
She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church Bridgeport, Ohio and a lifelong member of the Martins Ferry Women's Club.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Carl E. Lude and her sister Mary Schurtz.
She is survived by 2 sons, George C. husband of Judy Lude, Florence, Kentucky,; William E. husband of Pamela Lude, Columbus, Ohio, and 1 daughter Phyllis J. wife of John McVey, Bellaire, Ohio.  She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Keller Funeral Home 615 Hanover Street Martins Ferry, where friends may call Tuesday, September 11, 2001,  7-9 P. M. and Wednesday 10 A. M. till time of service.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ronald Grissom officiating.
Interment followed in Belmont Co. Memorial Park St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church 56381 National Road Bridgeport, Ohio  43912.


KEVIN  E.  BLAKE, 35, formerly of Wheeling Island, Wheeling, WV., died Monday, September 24, 2001, in Washington Court House, Ohio.
Kevin was born in Wheeling  on Friday, May 6, 1966, the son of the late Nathan and Donna Smith Blake.
He is survived by his aunt, Catherine Blake of Wheeling, WV. and several cousins.
There will be no visitation and services were private at the convenience of the family.
Interment was held in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.





RAYMOND  L.  HEADLEY,64, formerly of Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, in Marengo, Ohio.
He was born in Riverview, Ohio on Saturday, November 28, 1936, a son of the late Wilfred and Hester C. Wilson Headley.
He was a retired custodian for the Martins Ferry School District and also served as an umpire for Little League Baseball in Martins Ferry for a number of years.  He served in the U. S. Navy.  Ray was a member of the Redmens Club, American Legion, V.F.W. and the First Presbyterian Church,all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents,he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by two daughters, Patti L., wife of David Kanney of Ansonia, Ohio and Debra K., wife of Randall Bills of Sunbury, Ohio; and four grandchildren also survive.
       Funeral services were held held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Bill N. Lawrence officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R. Street NW, P. O. Box 97167, Washington, DC  20090-7167.



LOUIS  BUMBICO, 86,  formerly of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, November 9, 2001, in Adena, Ohio.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Monday, May 10, 1915, a son of the late Joseph and Rose Course Bumbico.
He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Yorkville Plant.  He also served in the U. S. Army during W/ W. II.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Nick Bumbico and four sisters, Minnie Bucci, Katharine Bumbico, Mary Moore and Betty Albano.
He is survived b y one brother, Sam Bumbico of Martins Ferry.
Services were held at the convenience of the family.
Interment was held at St. Marys Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
LUCILLE  M.  NAGY, 79, of Elmhurst Street Martins Ferry, died Friday, November 23, 2001, at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
She was born in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Saturday, May 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Louis and Catherine McMakin Andears.
She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Nagy and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane Hill and Lucille Cuddihy and one son Jim E. Nagy, all of Martins Ferry.  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday November 26, at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Father Thomas Magary officiating.  Interment followed in St. Anthony's Cemetery Blaine, Ohio.
Family request donations to Belmont Co. Animal Rescue League 45244 National Road West St. Clairsville, Ohio  43950.

EDWIN  H.  GOSNEY, 71, of So. Zane Highway Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday December 12, 2001 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Martins Ferry on Tuesday, July 22, 1930, the son of the late Howard M. and Elsie Holt Gosney.
He was a retired pharmacist at the Super X Drug Store Martins Ferry, a lifetime member of the First Methodist Church Martins Ferry.  He was also a member of Ohio City Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and the Osiris Temple.
He is survived by his wife Martha McKee Gosney, two daughters, Sue-Beth wife of Walt Warren, Wheeling; Lois Ann wife of Randy Sink, Pataskala, Ohio; one son, Edwin H. husband of Melissa Gosney II, Copley, Ohio; three granddaughters, Erica and Chelsea Warren, Renee Gosney; three grandsons, Jack and Peter Sink and Eddie Gosney.
       Funeral services were held Saturday December 15, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Van D. Fisher, officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery Martins Ferry.
Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church 3rd Clay Sts. Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.

GENEVIEVE  ANGELA  BURCH, 83, formerly of N. 3rd Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in East Ohio Rgional Hospital.
She was born on Wednesday, April 3, 1918, in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Wilch Wolanin.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Burch; two sons, Robert and Charles William Burch; two daughters, Mary Milbert Runner and Barbara Vennon; and also a grandson, William Buddy Burch.
Surviving are two sons, Joe and his wife, Carmella, and John and his wife, Barbara, all of Martins Ferry; two daughters, Margaret Cole and her husband, Harry, of Bridgeport, and Helen Cecil of Martins Ferry; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2001, at St Mary's Catholic church, Martins Ferry, with the Rev. thomas Magary and Monsignor Stanley Zekas as celebrants.  Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

ALEX  CRECION, 87, of Brady Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, January 7, 2002, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born in Martins Ferry on Sunday, June 21, 1914, a son of the late John and Veloria Crecion.
He was a retired shipping clerk for Picoma Industries of Martins Ferry.  Alex served in the U. S. Marines during World War II and was a member of V.F.W.of Martins Ferry.  He was also a lifelong member of St. Marys Catholic Church of Martins Ferry.
Surviving are his wfe, Anna E. Mista Crecion and a son, Alex Michael, husband of Connie Crecion of Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are two grandchildren.
      Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated on Thursday, January 10, 2002, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas Magary as celebrant.  Interment followed in St. Marys Cemetery, with full military honors by the Belmont County Council. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SMC 2000, 24 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935

JACK  R.  VOLTZ, 43, of N. 8th Street Martins Ferry, Ohio, died, Saturday December 29, 2001, at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on Friday, August 1, 1958, a son of the late Jack R. Voltz and Beverly Collins Anderson who survives him of Long Beach, California.
He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Sandy Dinardo Voltz, one son Jeremiah R. Voltz of Martins Ferry and one daughter Amy Voltz of St. Joe Beach, Florida.  Also surviving are one brother Joseph Sabol of Reading, Pa.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Monday December 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Chuch, Martins Ferry with Rev. Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Interment followed in St. Marys Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


ELIZABETH  K.  HEINIGER, 95, of Cadiz, Ohio, formerly of Vine Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, January 11, 2002, in East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born in Wheeling, WV., on Friday, December 15, 1905, a daughter of the late George and Anna Heil Muth.
She was a member of St. John's Luthern Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar W. Heiniger; and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, William R. Caldwell of Ft. Collins, CO. and two grandchildren.
       Funeral services were held at the funeral home Thursday, January 17,2002, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Peter Pilger, officiating.
Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Donations may be made to St. John's Luthern Church, 40 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.



JAMES  H.  DEAN, 91, formerly of Vine St., Martins Ferry, Ohio and The Home for Men, Warwood, W. Va., died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
He was born in Bellaire, Ohio, on Tuesday, November 29, 1910, a son of the late Ross and Alice Behr Dean.
He was a retired inspector at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret J. Long Dean.
James is survived by one son James A. Dean of Bismarck, N. D.; one daughter Beverly Kurner and her husband Dale of Wheeling, W. Va.; six grandsons Michael and Doug Kurner, Wheeling, W.Va.; James T., Dan, Billie and Robert Dean all of Bismarck, N. D.
Funeral services were held, Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at the funeral home, wth Pastor Van D. Fisher, officiating.
Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

THOMAS  PEARSON,75, of High Street, Bridgeport, Ohio, died, Friday, February 15, 2002, at Heartland of Lansing Nursing & Rehab. Center, Lansing, Ohio.
He was born in Fayette Co., Pa. on Wednesday, November 3, 1926, the son of the late Thomas and Ella Mae Ashby Pearson.
Thomas was a retired custodian at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel/DuVall Center, Wheeling, W.Va.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Shiloh Temple Church, Bridgeport, a member of the American Legion Post 89, Wheeling, Knights of Pithean Ed E. Wantzer Lodge, Triadelphia, and a Lifetime member of the D.A.V. of Bellaire.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Daisey Womack McGhee Pearson; 5 sons, Ronald Pearson and his wife Penny, Wheeling, Percy McGhee and his wife, Melanie, Bellaire, Curtis McGhee and his wife Shelia, Bridgeport, John McGhee, Bridgeport, Charles McGhee, Clarksburg, W. Va.; 5 daughters, Linda Pearson, Maryland, Deanna Cason and her husband, Keith, Steubenville, Pauline foster and her husband Donald, Wheeling, Pearl Foston, Bridgeport, Alice Hill and her husband Eligha, McMechen, W. Va., 54 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 19, 2002,  at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Temple Church, 100 First St., Bridgeport, Ohio, with Elder James Agnew officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.









GLENN  BALK, 87, of County Road 1, Rayland, Ohio, formerly of Old Route 7, died Friday, February 15, 2002, in Heartland of Lansing Nursing Home, Lansing, Ohio.
He was born in Martins Ferry on Sunday, May 24, 1914, a son of the late George and Helen Cozma Balk.
Glenn was a retired fire inspector at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Mill, Yorkville plant.  He served in World War II in the U. S. Army.  He was a life member of the D.A.V., Bellaire Post No. 117, since 1946.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 0888 and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
In addition to his parents,  he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace McElroy Balk and two brothers, Alex and Nick Balk.
Surviving are three sons, Glenn Balk and his wife, Doloras of Rayland, George Balk and Nancy Callarik of Martins Ferry and Richard Balk and his wife, Irmgard of Yorkville; a sister, Rose Long of Montery Park, California; a brother, Raymond Balk and his wife, Virginia of Blaine, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home February 18, 2002 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joe sanders officiating.  Interment followed in Belmont County Memorial Park, St. Clairsville.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ohio Division of wildlife, 1840 Belcher Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224-1329.

ELIZABETH  E.  KERI, 92, formerly of West Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, in Heartland of Lansing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lansing, Ohio.
She was born on Tuesday, October 12, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Petrusovich Pogan.
Elizabeth was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, by her husband, Joseph Keri;  2 sisters, Helen Berher and Mathilda Kunczt; a brother, John M. Pogan.
Surviving are her sister, Irene Jurovcik of Lansing, Ohio; god-child, Elizabeth Simon of Weirton, WVa.; a sister-in-law, Mary Pogan of Blaine, Ohio; a nephew, Joseph Berher and his wife, Dee, of Montgomery, Ala.; a nephew, Anthony Kuntcz and his wife, Evelyn, Peru, Ind.; a niece, Maryanna Kunczt, Peru, Ind.; a nephew, John S. Pogan and his wife, Ann, Flushing, Ohio; a niece, Suzanne DeVault and her husband, James, Englewood, Fl.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Friday, March 1, 2002 at 10 a.m.  Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 20 N. 4th St., Martins Ferry, Ohio,  43935.


STELLA  S.  KATA, 83, formerly of South Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in East Ohio Regional Hospial.
Stella was born in Martins Ferry, on Saturday, March 16, 1918, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Koval Kata.
She was a retired clerk for the former Ohio Power Co., Bellaire, Ohio.  She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Catholic Womens Club and the Polish National Alliance, all of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Kata; two sisters, Genevieve Frey and Stefka Sudol.
Surviving are her sister, Wilma Bykoski of Sebastian, Fla.; three nieces, Kay Ann Tate and her husband, James, of Mt. Joy, Pa., Stephanie Anderson and her husband, Douglas, of Titusville, Fla., and Carol Adams of Melbourne, Fla.; a grand-niece, Kimberly Benefield and her husband, Phillip, of Tallahassee, Fla.; a grand-nephew, James Cosco III and his wife, Linda, of Snohomish, Wa.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Friday, March 8, 2002 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Rev. Thomas Magary as celebrant.
Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Ohio, State Office, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio  43228-4102.

PATRICIA  MAHER  TOOLE, 86, of Tucson, Ariz. and formerly of Martins Ferry, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at her home.
Patricia was born on Friday, September 24, 1915, in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late Patrick and Doris Lynn Maher.
She was formerly an empoyee of the Colvig Ladies Clothing Store of Wheeling, a veteran of the WAVE's during W.W.II and a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick A. Toole; a son, Patrick F. Toole and a brother, Lynn F. Maher.
Surviving are three daughters, Katie Taylor of Alaska, Maureen Fittig of Iowa and Terri Hamblem of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Jo Ellen Keller of Martins Ferry; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment were held Friday, March 8, 2002, in Tucson at the convenience of the family.

CHARLES  F.  SHUTLER, 75, of Monroe Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at his residence.
He was born in Proctor, W. Va. on Saturday, August 28, 1926, a son of the late Frederick J. and Clara B. Frohnapfel Shutler.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wolfhurst, served in W W II in the U. S. Army, Past President Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors as Vice President of Fidelity Savings & Loan, Member of the Knights of Columbus and Lions Club.
Charles established Shutler's Market in Martins Ferry with his brother, Edmund in 1950.  He established several stores since, which he still ownes, which included Powhatan Convenient in 1975, Paden City Convenient in 1979, Mineral Wells I G A in 1992, and Briarwood I G A in 1997.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen M. Barrett Shutler and one brother, Edmund Shutler.
Surviving are 4 sons, Kevin C. Shutler and his wife, Kathy of St. Clairsville, Michael J. Shutler and his wife, Patty of Parkersburg, W. Va., Terry A. Shutler and his wife, Dawn of Paden City, W. Va., Ronald L. Shutler, Parkersburg, W. Va.; 2 daughters, Mary Beth Boger and her husband,Dennis of Powhatan, Ohio, Nancy E. McFarland and her husband, Shawn of Colerain, Ohio: 5 brothers, Herbert Shutler, Proctor, W. Va., Fidelis Shutler, Robert Shutler, Eugene Shutler all from Wheeling, . Va., and Urban Shutler, St. Clairsville, Ohio; 1 sister, Edith Fahey of Wheeling, W. Va.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 1p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wolfhurst with Msgr. Mark J. Froehlich as the celebrant.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 68210 Neola Ave., Bridgeport, Ohio  43912

HELEN  DeBLASIS, 83, formerly of Elmhurst Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Forest Hill Retirement Community.
She was born in Primrose, Pa., on Thursday, March 20, 1919, the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Oswh Gisco.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry and retired co owner of DeBlasis Corner Store, formerly of Aetnaville, Bridgeport.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve and John Gisco.
She is survived by her husband Ernest DeBlasis.
At the family's request there will be no visitation.  Funeral service were held at the convenience of the family with Father Thomas Magary officiating.
Interment followed in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville, Ohio.

MINNIE  B.  NORMAN, of Rose Hill Towers, Bellaire, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at her residence.
Minnie was born in Fairmont, W.Va. on Monday, August 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Charles and Stella Rose.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Guy Rose and one sister, Ada Crite.
She is survived by two sons, Linsey E. (Patty) Nice Jr., Lorain, Oh.; Charles E. (Darla) Nice, Wheeling, W.Va.; six daughters, Margaret Barncord, Wheeling; Sarah Jane Morris, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Terri (Dan) Wise, Tuscon, Arizona; Minnie (William) Cramer,  Cleveland; Betty (Edward) Jones, Kensington, Oh.; Shirley (Donnie) Myers, Fairmont, W.Va. and one brother, Harold Rose also of Fairmont.  Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
  Funeral services and interment were held at the convenience of the family.






KATHRYN  L.  MONAHAN, 87, of South Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday May 10, 2002 at her residence.
Kathryn was born in New Kensington, Pa., on Saturday, November 21, 1914, the daughter of the late Walter D. and Mildred C. (Miller) Herr.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and a former Sunday school teacher, Business Professional Women's Club and Past President of the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce.  Before her retirement she was owner and operator of Ferry Hardware in Martins Ferry for 50 years.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wayne J. Monahan and one brother Walter M. Herr.
She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn J. wife of Thomas Moore of Martins Ferry; two sons, W. Gordon husband of Nancy Monahan, Huntington, N. Y. and William J. Monahan of Martins Ferry; two brothers, Kenneth E. husband of Erma Herr, Bonita Springs, Fl. and Gordon husband of Edna Herr, Reading, Pa.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, with Rod Kasler officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Donations may be made to the First Christian Church, 710 So. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935


PAULINE  A.  WOOD, 84, formerly of Park Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday May 10, 2002, at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
She was born in Martins Ferry on Wednesday, July 25, 1917, the daughter of the late James and Eloise (Jerger) Huff.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James R. Wood.
She is survived by two sons, Robert R. (Judy) Wood of Martins Ferry and James H. (Bobbie Jean) Wood of Sulphur, La.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren and 1 gread grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 13, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Joe Sanders officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

BERNICE  A.  WILSON  SPEIDEL, 77, of N. 8th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at her residence.
Bernice was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Thursday, August 28, 1924, a daughter of the late Joshua Albert and Hazel Alta (Stead) Wilson.
She was a retired secretary/teacher's aide at Martins Ferry City Schools, Martins Ferry.
She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church Martins Ferry, a very active member, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Clerk, Sunday School Teacher and served on the Board of Missions and Christian Education.  She was a member of AARP, and served on the Board of Directors of Martins Ferry Model Cities.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Speidel, one daughter, Audrey Joyce Lee and four sisters, Alberta Thornton, Betty Dowdell, Audra McCardle and infant sister Eleanor Wilson.
Bernice is survived by two sons, James L. (Mary) Speidel, Prince George, Va.; SFC Jonathan M. (Stephanie Strauss) Speidel, Killeen, Texas; two daughters, Eleanor L. Shafer, St. Clairsville, Ohio; Irene C. West, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two brothers, Charles A. (Betty Lee) Wilson, Massillon, Ohio; James A. (Barbara "Joy") Wilson, Colonial Heights, Va.; one sister, Deborah K. (Paul) Curnes Sr., Martins Ferry, Ohio.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 3, 2002 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Joe Sanders officiating.
Interment was held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 306 Locust Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.


RUTH  P.  MORAN, 82, of North 5th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her residence.
She was born in Martins Ferry on Monday, October 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Edward Michael and Charlotte (Stipes) Cleary.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughter's organization of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ricard C. Moran; four sisters, Lillian Jones, Betty Graves, Nancy Jeanne Cleary and one infant sister; two brothers, Charles and James Cleary.
Surviving are four sons, Richard C. Moran and his wife Connie of Avondale, Ariz.; Daniel J. Moran and his wife Susan; John (Tim) Moran and his wife Peggy, both of Bridgeport; William E. Moran and his wife Denise of Bellaire; two daughters, Charlotte M., wife of William Hess of May's Landing, N.J. and Ruth Ann, wife of Monte Miller of Bellaire; four sisters, Dorothy Mills of Martins Ferry; Tillie Biggs of Wellsburg, W. Va.; Patricia Hanlin of Martins Ferry; Carolyn McKean of Steubenville; two brothers, Edward Michael Cleary of Georgia; William Cleary of Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
  Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, 20002 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry wth Father Thomas Magary officiating. 
Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Donations may be made to SMC 2000, 24 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.


ANNA  R.  BURDA, 85, formerly of Virginia Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at Heartland of Lansing Nursing & Rehab. Center, Lansing, Ohio.
Anna was born in Martins Ferry on Wednesday, January 24, 1917, the daughter of the late John and Helen (Yuhaz) Rico.
She was retired from the Martins Ferry Plant of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters Organization of Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Burda and two brothers, Frank and Steve Rico.
She is survived by two brothers, John Rico of Martins Ferry and Joseph Rico of Colerain, Ohio and also numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry Saturday July 6, 2002, with Father Richard Battocletti as the celebrant.   Intermet  followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.



NORMAN  C.  (BUSSY)  DAVIS,  JR., 67, of South 8th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, July 11, 2002 at his residence.
Norman was born in Martins Ferry on Monday, January 7, 1935, a son of the late Norman C. and Margaret M. O'Connor Davis.
He was a retired employee for East Ohio Regional Hospital, where he worked as an orderly and also a boilerman for the Y.M.C.A. in Elm Grove and Wheeling, W. Va.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry and also a veteran of the U. S. Army.
He touched and enriched the lives of many in his lifetime.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda L. Eden Davis, who he married on September 19, 1964, three sons: Norman (Butch) Davis, Mobile, Ala.; John (J. D.) Davis, Martins Ferry; Norman Buddy (Tonya) Davis, St. Clairsville; two brothers: Charles (Jeanean) Davis, Shadyside, Oh.; Thomas Davis, Martins Ferry; three sisters: Ann (Joe) Ridener, Yorkville, Oh.; Lee(William) Antill and Mary (Richard) Lutz, both of Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Saturday, July 13, 2002, with Father Thomas Magary officiating.  Interment was held at the convenience of the family.


LAWRENCE  BEN  MARTIN, 75, of Main Street, Wheeling, W. Va.,died Monday, August 5, 2002 at his residence.
Lawrence was born in Bridgeport, Ohio on Tuesday, June 7, 1927, a son of the late Vernon and Virginia (O'Neal) Martin.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and formerly worked for Maroon Enterprises, Bridgeport and Lynn's Gift Shop, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Jack Neal Martin and two sisters, Barbara L. Martin and Margaret Wetzel.
He is survived by one sister, Patricia (Russell) Snodgrass, Wheeling, W. Va.
A memorial service was held at the funeral home, Friday, August 9, 2002, with Rev. Mark L. Tisch officiating.
Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

MARY  JANE  (HOPE)  JONES, 86, formerly of Martins Ferry and Rayland, Ohio, passed quietly on Saturday, September 7, 2002 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born on Thursday, December 2, 1915 in Martins Ferry, only child of the late Samuel and Mary Ann (Green) Hope, stepdaughter of the late Harper Fulton.
She was a member of The community of Christ Church on Wheeling Island, past active member of the Mackey Community Center and Mackey School PTA.
In addition to her parents and stepfather she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Jones in 1996 with whom she shared her life for 61 years.
She will be deeply missed by three sons, Clair (Noreen) of Seneca, Ill., Ned (Debby) of Coolville, Oh. and Ralph (Patty) of Herndon, Va.;  five daughters, Jane (Paul) White of Bridgeport, Barbara (Howard) Kelley of Marseilles, Ill., Mary Beth (Bill) Yeager of Wheeling, Bonnie Travis and Pam (Mike) Cox both of Martins Ferry;  27 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Mary Jane was a loving devoted wife, beloved mother and wonderful grandma.  She was a good, kind and caring neighbor.  She had a beautiful smile, which she openly shared and she knew no strangers.  To all who knew her, she was the best.
Mary Jane cooked at a local family restaurant for many years and was well known for her home cooking and delicious pies.  She enjoyed crocheting and made many afghans for family, friends and those in need.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment  followed in Week's Cemetery, Bridgeport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, W. Va.  26003.

MATTHEW  S. (JOE) BERLETCH, 51, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio died Saturday, August 31, 2002 at his residence on National Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
He was born on Sunday, April 15, 1951, a son of Matthew S. Berletch, Bridgeport, Oh. and Frances M. (Klotz) Berletch of Martins Ferry.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in the Vietnam War.  While in the service of his country Matthew received the Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infrantryman's Badge (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster) and theBronze Star Medal for Heroism.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son Chance S. Berletch, St. Clairsville, Oh.; one brother Larry L. husband of Karen Berletch, Martins Ferry; three sisters Debbie J. wife of James Hill, Martins Ferry; Sandy S. wife of Harry Caprita, Piedmont, Oh. and Robin A. wife of Ernie Pollock, Martins Ferry.  Also surviving are one grandson Matthew S. Berletch, St. Clairsville, Oh. and numorous niedes and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 5, 2002 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Peter L. Pilger officiating.  Interment was held at the convenience of the family.

MARIE  H. (KUNCZT) PARKER, 94, formerly of Selby Apts., Martins Ferry,Ohio, died Saturday, August 24, 2002 in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.
She was born in Carmen, Ohio, on Saturday, January 4, 1908, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna V. (Berher) Kunczt.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in  death by her husband, William A. Parker; one son, Joseph Cheek; four brothers, George, Joseph, Michael and Anthony Kunczt and four sisters, Gazella Stanko, Anna Kunczt, Lena Muldowny and Agnes Zupko.
Surviving are two sons, William A. (Karen) Parker, Houston, Texas; John (Charlotte) Parker, McDonough, Georgia; four daughters, Carolyn J.(Dennis) Farmerie, Harker Hgts, Texas; Roberta E. Parker, Topeka, Kansas; Rose A. Manfreddi, Clairton, Pa.; Cynthia M. Brower, Texarkana, Texas.  Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Father Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Intermet  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

AGNES  G.  (KUNCZT)  ZUPKO, 86, of Colerain, Ohio, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Carmen, Ohio on Saturday, September 26, 1914, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna V. Berher Kunczt.
Agnes was a retired cook for East Ohio Regional Hospitaal and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul P. Zupko, four brothers; George, Joseph, Michael and Anthony Kunczt, three sisters; Gazella Stanko, Anna Kunczt and Lena Muldowney.
Agnes is survived by her daughter, Pauline A. Neely, Wellsburg, W. Va., a son, James P. Zupko, Colerain, Ohio, her daughter, Marilyn K. Zupko, with whom she resided, four grandchildren including her  beloved granddaughter, Lynna Neely, two great-grandchildren, her sister Marie Parker, Pittsburgh, Pa., several nieces and nephews and her extended family Ann and Dr. Ortiz of Colerain, Ohio.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was Celebrated Monday, July 9, 2001, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio with Father Thomas Magary as the celebrant.
Interment followed in St. Mary's  Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
JAMES  E.  OLDENBURG, 55, of Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at his residence.
Jim was born on Friday, November 22, 1946, the son of the late Edward Oldenburg and Evelyn (Buffington) Lecher who survives him of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was a retired truck driver for West Side Trucking, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He served two enlistments in the U. S. Army and two tours of duty in Vietnam, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.  He also served a tour of duty in the U. S. Coast Guard.  He was a member of the V.F.W., St. Clairsville Post and the Disabled American Veterans of Bellaire.
In addition to his father Jim was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Balistrieri.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Shirley (Kilgore) Oldenburg, four daughters; Melissa Oldenburg, Reston, Va., Krista Ruhland and her husband, Aaron of Columbia, S. C., Catherine Oldenburg of the home, Jamie Clark, Maryland, one sister, Kathryn Rohde and her husband Gerald of New Port Richie, Fl.  Also surviving are one grandson, Alex Oldenburg, Reston, Va. and one granddaughter, Myssiah Heath of Martins Ferry.  Also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 27, 2002, with Rev. William O. Webster officiating. 
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Martins Ferry Christian School, 710 So. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry,  Ohio  43935.



RUTH  ELIZABETH  (WAGNER)  COSS, 87, of Vine Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, formerly of Colerain died Saturday, September 21, 2002 at East Ohio Regional Long Term Care.
She was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on Monday, February 1, 1915, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Lucretia (Meek) Wagner.
Ruth was a member of the Colerain Presbyterian Church, Colerain, Ohio where she served as an Elder and taught Sunday School.  She also was a member of the Womens Bowling Association and a life long Purple Riders Athletics Booster.
In addition to her parent, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester M. Coss, one daughter, Sandra Lou Brown, three brothers; Charles, Robert and Paul Wagner and also one infant grandson, William Coss.
Surviving are three sons; Charles E. Coss and his wife, Diana of Steubenville, Chester C. Coss and his wife Mary of McMechen, W. Va. and Dennis Coss of Martins Ferry, one sister, Betty Lou Briggs, McMechen, W. Va., one nephew, John Briggs, Warwood, W. Va., one daughter in law, Carol A. Coss of Moundsville, W. Va., four grandsons;  Charles M. Coss of Steubenville, Mark Coss and T. J. Coss of Moundsville, Scott Coss of Cameron, W. Va., one granddaughter, Michelle Coss of Steubenville and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 25. 2002 at Colerain Presbyterian Church, Colerain, Ohio,with the Rev. Thomas Arstrong officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

GEORGE  STRIZAK,  JR., 81, of Barton Road, Colerain, Ohio, died Monday, October 28, 2002, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
He was born on Wednesday, March 16, 1921, a son of the late George and Julia Timko Strizak.
He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Martins Ferry plant.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and received the Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, American Theater Service Medal and a Purple Heart.  He was a member of the Eagles and D.A.V., both of Bellaire, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, John and Steve Strizak; and a granddaughter, Jill Marie Strizak.
Surviving are his wife, Olga Diaz Strizak; a son, George J. Strizak and his wife, Phyllis, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Joseph Strizak and his wife, Marge, of Bellaire, Ohio; a grandson, Ryan Strizak; two granddaughters, Sharon and Michelle Strizak, all of Cincinnati.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, November 1, 2002 at 11 a.m.  Interment followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio, with full military honors by the Belmont County Council of the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial conributions may be made to St. Frances Cabrini Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 38, Colerain, Ohio 43916.

BETTY  E.  (PORTER)  MYERS, 85, of Sharon Road, Colerain, Ohio, died Friday, November 29, 2002, at East  Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Wheeling, W. Va., on Sunday, August 12, 1917, the daughter of the late James A. and Eulus (Crebs) Porter.
She was raised by her maternal aunt Hilda Porter.
She was  retired from the former G. C. Murphey Co., Wheeling, W. Va.  Betty was a member of theFirst United Methodist Church and the Friendly Class of the church of Martins Ferry, Ohio and a member of the Eastern Star and former member of the Wheeling Symphony.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald S. Myers;   one daughter Mareth Martini; two brothers, James and Raymond Porter  and  one son-in-law, John Kaiser.
Betty is survived by one son, James Myers and his wife Cheryl of Pleasant Grove, Ohio; two daughter, Donna L. Kaiser and Nancy Myers,both of Colerain, Ohio; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Fitch, Harrisville, Ohio and Lucille Myers, St. Clairsville, Ohio; son-in-law Robert Martini, Glendale, W. Va.  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren Melissa Patterson, Brenda Kaiser, Brian Kaiser, Denise Tennant, Lisa Wilson, Robert Martini, Jr., Jamie Myers, Chad Myers and Jeff Myers  and 12 great grandchildren, Justin Patterson; Veronica, Zachary and Katie Novak; Michael, Steven, Mark and Robbie Tennant; J. R. and Camryn Wilson; Connor and Emily Myers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at 11 A. M., with Pastor Van D. Fisher officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Family request donations to American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R Street, N.W., P. O. Box 97167, Washington, D.C.  20090-7167.

RAY  E.  DAWKINS, 75, formerly of Martins Ferry and Belmont, Ohio, died Saturday, December 7, 2002 at Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on Sunday, June 19, 1927, a son of the late Rose V. Dawkins.
Ray was retired from R. & F. Coal Co, Cadiz, Ohio.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one daughter Elizabeth Rose Dawkins.
Surviving are his wife, Ina Jo (Walton) Dawkins;  two sons, Kenneth Dawkins and his wife, Earlene of Pleasant Grove, Ohio;  Richard R. Dawkins and his wife, Cheryl of Middlebourne, Ohio;  two daughters, Joyce L. Moulton and her husband John of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  Judith L. Faust and her husband Jeff of Brownsburg, Ind.;  sister, Wanda Young of Bridgeport;  two grandsons, Richard Dawkins, Paris, Texas and John Dawkins, Middlebourne. Also surviving are two great grandsons.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Family request donations to American Lung Assoc. of Ohio, 1950 Arlinggate Lane, Columbus, Ohio  43228 or Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, 2106 Lumber Ave., Wheeling, W. Va. 26003.

JOSEPH  PERONI, 83, of Delia Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Sunday, December 22, 2002, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born in Glenco, Ohio on Saturday, December 13, 1919, son of the late Dominic and Dora Peroni.
Joseph was the former owner of Select Market, Martins Ferry.  He also served two enlistments as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Elmer Peroni; and two sisters, Irene Davenport and Alice Emmett.
Surviving are two daughters, Heidi Vail, wife of Charles of Morsehead, N.Y. and Debra King of Wheeling, W. Va.;  one brother, Samuel Peroni, husband of  Kay of Martins Ferry;  three sisters, Jennie Bartok, wife of  Alex of Rayland, Ohio, Inez Jasenac, wife of John, of Brillliant, Ohio and Nancy Peroni of St. Clairsville,Ohio; and one grandson, Garett M. Vail of Boston, Mass.
Funeral service and interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio,were held at the convenience of the family.

ELIZABETH  A.  (ROBERTS)  BRYAN, 91, formerly of Wayne Hays Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Saturday, December 21, 2002 at Heartland of Lansing Care Center, Lansing, Ohio.
Elizabeth was born in Maynard, Ohio on Friday October 13, 1911, a daughter of the late Mervin A. and Mary A. (Penman) Roberts.
She was a retired pharmacy clerk at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.  She was a member of the East Ohio Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert D. Bryan;  one brother, Wilbur Roberts and one sister, Edna Ewers.
Surviving are one son, Robert M. Bryan and his wif Carol of Eustis, Florida;  one daughter, Louise A. Henderson, Winter Springs, Florida;  one sister, Evelyn Haught, Maynard, Ohio;  four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services and interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio, Monday, December 30, 2002.
Memorial donations may be made to the East Ohio Regional Hospital Building Fund, 90 N. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935.


WANDA  J.  BAILER, 82, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio died Friday, December 20, 2002, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Maynard, Ohio on Monday, April 26, 1920, a daughter of the late Michael and Eva (Czernik) Bailer.
She was a retired employee at Wheeling Watershed Commission, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Peter and Andrew Bailer.
Surviving are three sisters, Helen Theil, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  Stella Syty, Cheektowaga, N. Y. and Mary Mitchell, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Funeral services were held December 23, 2002 with Dr. Bill Lawrence officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Park Health Center, 100 Pine Ave. St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 or 1st Presbyterian Church, So. 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.

MARY C. (CASS)  DORSEY, 79, of N. 7th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, December 19, 2002 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Colton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 13, 1923, a daughter of the late George and Cornelia (Sharp) Oliver.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Elmer R. Dorsey; four sisters, Evelyn Risdon, Margaret Becker, Phyllis Donahue and Donna Oliver; two brothers, Hugh and Donald Oliver.
Surviving are three daughters, JoEllen Kolvek and her husband Joseph Jr. Martins Ferry, Oh., Judith Michaels and her husband Joseph, Bridgeport, Oh., Janis Krajnyak and her husband Robert, Martins Ferry, Oh.;  two sisters, Virginia J. Kramer, Martins Ferry, Oh. and Roberta Kiss, Tiltonsville, Oh.;  three grandsons, Chad Boyer and his wife Shyla, Bridgeport, Oh., Michael Kolvek, Martins Ferry, Oh. and  Kyle Krajnyak, Martins Ferry, Oh.;  one granddaughter, Jill Tyler, Bridgeport, Oh.;  two great granddaughters, Hannah and Haleigh Boyer, Bridgeport, Oh.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11 A. M. with Pastor Van D. Fisher officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

JOHN  BARRY  ELLIS, 59, of Wayne Hays Apts., Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, December 25, 2002, at his residence.
Barry was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on Tuesday, December 21, 1943, a son of the late Earl M. and Elizabeth  (Klubert) Ellis.
He graduated from The Pa. Gunsmith School and was employed as a master gunsmith for Shooter's. Martins Ferry, Ohio.  He previously was employed at Hanna Coal and Belmont Co. Joint Vocational School.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Ellis.
Surviving are two sons, David B. Ellis, Tampa, Florida and Douglas S. Ellis, Columbus, Ohio;  two daughters, Bari L. Ellis, of Bowie, Maryland  and Toni M. Heater, of Golden Beach, Maryland;  one sister, Lynne S. Sommer,  Wheeling, W. Va. and five grandsons.
At the families request there will be no visitation.  Memorial services were held at the funeral home, Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 11 A.M. with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.

CLARE  (ZEYER)  BISCAN, 78, of Crestview Lane, Wheeling, W. Va., died Sunday, December 29, 2002 at her residence.
She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, Saturday, August 23, 1924, a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Mitchell Zeyer.
She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society, Wheeling;  and a graduate of College of Commerce, Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Biscan;  two brothers, Paul and Delbert Zeyer;  and a sister, Katharine Keller.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother to two daughters, Beverly A. Barker, wife of Joseph, of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Janice Biscan-Banks of Huntington, W. Va.;  and a granddaughter, Beverly "Cathleen" Banks.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at 11 A.M. Friday, January 3, 2003, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with Father Frank O'Kruta as celebrant.  Interment followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 2 Allendale Road, Wheeling, W. Va. 26003.

JOHN  MARCHBANK,  JR., 74, of N. 8th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio on Friday, September 21, 1928, a son of the late John C. and Ruth (King) Marchbank.
He was a retired brakeman for Conrail, Mingo Jct., Ohio and he served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Bianconi) Marchbank and one brother, Fred Marchbank.
Surviving are two sons, John T. Marchbank of Martins Ferry and Kevin M. Marchbank, husband of Lisa, of Rayland, Ohio;  one daughter, Holly E. Gudzik of Wheeling, W. Va.;  three sisters, Sarah Bendeur of Gray, Georgia, Elizabeth Helen Yoder of Navarre, Ohio and  Ruth A. Marchbank, Memphis, Tenn.;  and one brother, William Marchbank of Rayland, Ohio;  three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, January 11, 2002, at 1 P.M., with Rev. William O. Webster officiating.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry with full military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.

EDWARD  J.  VOLAN,  JR., 57, of Grant Avenue, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
Edward was born in Wheeling, W. Va. on Friday, May 25, 1945 the son of the late Edward J. and Rose (Gregorcic) Volan.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry and was employed at Blattner Truss, Inc., McMechen, W. Va.  He also served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife Donna M. (Krankovich) Volan;  two sons, Edward J. Volan III and his wife Connie, St. Clairsville, Ohio and Brent J. Volan, Martins Ferry;  one daughter, Dawn H. Volan, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 1 P. M. with Father Thomas Magary officiating.  Interment  followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio with full military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.



THELMA  (KOUVAS)  KARATHANASIS, 91, of Bronx, New York, died Thursday, February 6, 2003, at West Chester Square Hospital, Bronx, New York.
She was born in Patmos, Greece on Monday, October 30, 1911, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Regis) Kouvas.
She was a member of The Church Of The Life Giving Fountain, Bronx, N.Y.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Karathanasis;  five brothers, Michael, Michael, John, Thomas and Jack Kouvas and two sisters, Angela Kalfas and Caroline Reynolds.
She is survived by one son, Harry Karathanasis of Martins Ferry, Ohio;  two daughters, Mary Gonzales and her husband Carmelo of Bronx, N.Y. and Natty Pace and her husband Frank of Wallingford, Conn.;  two sisters, Marie Koucoumaris and her husband Nick of San Diego, Calif. and Martha Tyler of Tucson, Ariz.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
uneral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

HELEN  V.  (RAPER)  ANTOSZ, 76, formerly of Vine Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, February 6, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born in Neffs, Ohio on Saturday, January 15, 1927 the daughter of the late Alvin and Violet (Kovalski) Raper.
She formerly was employed at the Select Market, Martins Ferry and the former Marx Toy Factory, Glendale, W. Va.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John Antosz;  her first husband Tony Angelo;  one son, Steven Angelo;  step-father, Michael Lewandowski, Sr., and one step-brother, Michael Lewandowski, Jr.
She is survived by one son, Lawrence Ellman of California;  two daughters, Blanche Becker and her husband, Robert of Tiltonsville, Ohio and Valerie Schaal and her husband, David of Bridgeport, Ohio;  one step-sister, Alberta Pappas and her husband Michael of Wheeling, W. Va.;  three grandchildren, Charleen Gibson, Charles Bell, Jr. and Samatha Schaal and one great granddaughter, Camryn Bell.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 11 A.M. Monday, February 10, 2003, with Father Richard Battocletti officiating.  Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio.


KENNETH  D.  CRAVER,  SR., 55, of Cope Street, Colerain, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
He was born on Tuesday, September 2, 1947, in Martins Ferry, the son of Jack and Jesie Beavon Craver of Colerain, Ohio.
He was retired from Consolidated Coal, Cadiz, Ohio, and a former policeman of Martins Ferry.  He was a Presbyterian by faith, a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Colerain V.F.W., Colerain, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda J. Mossor Craver;  a son, Kenneth D. Craver, Jr. of Martins Ferry;  a daughter, Carolee Kinder of Illinois;  a stepson, Jerry Brown of Columbus;  four stepdaughters,Vickie Bartrug of Adena, Ohio, Joyce Stupak of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Kris Brown of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Shelly Jaworski of Colerain, Ohio;  and a sister, Jackie Marling of Colerain, Ohio.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, January 31, 2003 at 1 P. M., with Blair White officiating. Military honors by the Belmont Co. Council of the V.F.W.  Interment  was held at the convenience of the family.


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ETHEL  H.  KLOSS, 90, of Virginia Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Friday, February 21, 2003, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Plymouth, Pa., on Thursday, December 12, 1912, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Rapaschik Kloss.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, formerly served as secretary and housekeeper for the church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Kloss and Jack L. Kloss, one sister, Anna Kloss Topp and one nephew, Joseph A. Topp.
She is survived by two nieces, Jo Ann Samples and her husband Gale of Martins Ferry, Regina Finnegan and her husband Don of Weirton, W. Va., five nephews, Robert J. Topp and his wife Marianne of Reedsville, W. Va., Dr. Joseph L. Kloss and his wife Lina of Akron, Ohio, Jach Kloss and his wife Jean of Wolfurst, Ohio, Charles Kloss and his wife Mary Ann of Brookside, Ohio and William Kloss of Lansing, Ohio.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was  celebrated Monday, February 24, 2003 at 10 A. M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, with Father Richard Battocletti as the celebrant.
Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


JOHN  M.  BISCAN, 80, of Cresview Lane, Wheeling, W. Va., died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his residence.
He was born in Benwood, W. Va. on Wednesday, October 27, 1920,a son of the late John and Rose (Kitzsberger) Biscan.
He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Benwood, W. Va. plant.  He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling, Cratian Fraternal Union of America Lodge #745 and the American Legion Post #46 both of Benwood.  He also served in W.W. II as a SSG in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Bartolvic, Mollie Ferguson, Frances Filak, Rosella Filak and two brothers, Robert Filak and Albert Biscan.
He is survived by his wife, Clara (Zeyer) Biscan, two daughters, Beverly Barker and her husband, Joseph of St. Clairsville, Ohio and  Janice Biscan Banks of Huntington, W. Va. and  one granddaughter, Beverly Cathleen Banks, Huntington, W. Va.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass was held Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling.  Interment followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheeling.

         CLARE  Z.  BISCAN
August 23, 1924--December 29, 2002
       JOHN  M.  BISCAN
October 27, 1920--May 19, 2001
SARAH  L.  (SALLY)  BERNARDO, 82, of Ferryview Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Wheeling, W. Va., on Monday, September 27, 1920, a daughter of the late Ira and Caroline (Coates) Gemas.
She was a retired switchboard operator for East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Spruce Twig-East Ohio Regional Hospital, Gamma Chapter-Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority all of Martins Ferry and a member of the Daughters of The Nile, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Arthur Anthony Bernardo;  two brothers, Alfred and Robert Latimer and one sister, Edna Yingling.
Surviving are her hjusband, Anthony Bernardo, one daughter, Carolyn A. Van Dyne and her husband James, Englewood, Ohio;  one son, Richard L. Bernardo and his wife Carol, Fairfield, Ohio and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, 20003 at 11 A. M. at the funeral home with Pastor Van D. Fisher officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 3rd and Clay Streets, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935 or the Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, Wheeling, W. Va.  26003.


MARY  R.  (SUCKEL)  DRAGON, 87, of So. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, March 24, 2003 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Blaine, Ohio on Friday, March 3, 1916 a daughter of the late Kazmer and Victoria (Piotri) Suckel.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and Catholic Women's Club all of Martins Ferry.  She was a retired welder for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry plant.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Dragon;  one son, William J. Suckel and four brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by one brother, William Suckel and his wife Katherine;  one sister, Victoria Evans, all of Astabula, Ohio;  one grandson, Durr Suckel and his wife, Lee of Columbus, Ohio;  great nephew, Matthew R. Jones and niece Yvonne Jones, both of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
  Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 10 A.M. with Father Thomas Magary as the celebrant.  Interment  followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry..


SUSAN  K.  TITTLE, 54, of Barnes Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Martins Ferry.
She was born on Wednesday, May 12, 1948 in Martins Ferry, a daughter of Adabelle (Davis) Sickle and her husband, William, of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio and the late Harold Schwender.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martin Ferry and she was employed as a housekeeper at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, W. Va.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Trevor; and a nephew, Evan.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jack C. Tittle of Martins Ferry;  three sons, Jack Tittle III and his wife, Angela, David Tittle and his wife, Natalie and Jared Tittle and his wife, Barbara, all of Martins Ferry; a daughter, Heidi Channel and her companion, Jean Pollock, of Martins Ferry;  three sisters, Cheryl Sickle and her husband, Kenn, of St. Clairsville, Viola McGee and her husband, Jim of Martins Ferry and Pamela Schwender of Seattle, Wash.;  a brother, Harold Schwender and his wife, Monica, of Martins Ferry;  eight grandchildren;  and one great-granddaughter. Susan was loved and will be sadly missed by many in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 with the Rev. Joe Sanders officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.



RICHARD  D.  CAPRITA, 49, formerly of Martins Ferry, Ohio died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at his residence in Bellaire, Ohio.
He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., on Wednesday, September 16, 1953, a son of the late Harry and Virginia M. (Laase) Caprita.
Surviving are two sons, Clayton J. Caprita and his wife Tinia of Moundsville, W. Va.;  Christopher A. Caprita and his fiancee, Randi Jo Pugh of Martins Ferry;  two stepsons, Charles E. Heath and his wife, Terri, Bryan A. Heath and his wife Tammy, both of Wheeling;  one step-daughter, Kelly S. Marshall and her husband Mitch of Lansing;  one brother, Harry (Humpy) Caprita and his wife Sandy of Piedmont, Ohio;  one sister, Elizabeth (Beth Ann) Caprita of Martins Ferry;  eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Saturday, April 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roland Boggs officiating.  Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry will be held at the convenience of the family.

AUSTIN  MACALUSO, 93, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio, formerly of Granbury, Texas and Daytona Beach, Florida, died Friday, April 4, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital Long Term Care, Martins Ferry.
He was born in Salineville, Ohio on Sunday, January 2, 1910, the son of the late Samuel and Santa (Albo) Macaluso.
He was a retired mechanic at Marble Chair Co, Bedford, Ohio and a Catholic by faith.
Austin is survived by one son, Jerry Macaluso and a special friend Debra Davis, both of Martins Ferry.
At the families request there will be no visitation and services and interment in Belmont Co. Memorial Park, St. Clairsville, Ohio was held at the convenience of the family.


WILLIAM  H.  (DUKE)  PYLE, 80, formerly of Cemetery Road, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at Heartland of Lansing Care Center, Lansing, Ohio.
He was born in Martins Ferry on Wednesday, February 14, 1923 a son of the late James R. and Ethel Mae (Bennett) Pyle.
He was a retired employee for the city of Martins Ferry.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, James Pyle and two sisters, Alice Smith and June Miller.
He is survived by one sister Dorothy Litman and her husband Melvin of Bridgeport, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Thursday April 17, 2003 at 11 A.M. with Rod Kasler officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


OLIVE  L.  COVINGTON, 76, of Washington Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on Thursday,September 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Andrew and Viola (Summerhill) Hill.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Olean Covington and second husband, Alfred Ernes and one brother Wray Hill.
She is survived by one son, Phillip R. Covington and his wife, Bonnie;  daughter-in-law, Christine Covington all of Martins Ferry;  one granddaughter, Jennifer Shunk and her husband, David of Belmont, Ohio;  one grandson, Daniel Covington and his wife, Heather of Grove City, Ohio;  one brother, James Hill and his wife, Joan of Washington, Pa. and two great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation and services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.






PAUL  SICULAN, 87, of Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Sunday, April 20, 2003 at his residence.
He was born in Martins Ferry, on Tuesday, July 6, 1915 a son of the late George and Catherine (Peprila) Siculan.
Paul was a retired assistant manager for the former G. C. Murphy Co. of Wheeling where he worker for 38 years.  He was a lifetime member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry where he formerly served as a deacon, elder and trustee.  He was also a member of Eagles #456, Ohio City Lodge #486 both of Martins Ferry and Scottish Rite of Steubenville, Ohio.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Harry and Nick Siculan.
He is survived by his wife Lillian (Drewett) Siculan, step-son, Thomas A. Parrill and his wife, Kathie of Martins Ferry;  step-daughter, Martha D. Bales and her husband, John of St. Clairsville, Ohio;  brother, Daniel Siculan and his wife, Thelma of Chicago, Ill.;  sister, Hortensia (Tensie) Mace, Columbus, Ind.; several nieces and nephews and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the funeral home Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 11 a.m.  with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.  Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


CHARLES  E.  HEATH, 63, of Hartman Manor, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born in Martins Ferry on Monday, October 2, 1939, a son of the late Colonel and Marie (Hails) Heath.
He was a retired machinist for Warwood Tool, Warwood, W. Va.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Clint Heath.
Surviving are two sons, Charles E. Heath, Jr. and his wife Terri and Bryan A. Heath all of Wheeling;  one daughter, Kelly S. Marshall and her husband Mitchell of Lansing, Oh.;  two brothers, Norman G. Heath, Warwood, W. Va. and Walter Heath, Mingo Jct., Oh.;  one sister, Gloria Ledger of Virginia and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 11 A.M. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr., officiating.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.



FRANCES  C.  (HODOR)  GROZA, 83, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, May 18, 2003 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born in Martins Ferry on Thursday, October 9, 1919, a daughter of the late John G. and Mary K. (Pastor) Hodor.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Martins Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Groza;  a daughter, Stephanie Ann Groza;  a brother, Paul Hodor;  and a sister, Mary Vetanze.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Frances Groza Schuetz of Cincinnati, Ohio;  a son, Frank J. Groza of Bysville, Ohio;  brother, William D. Hodor of Madeira Beach, Florida;  brother, Charles E. husband of Elsie Hodor, of Martins Ferry;  sister, Isabel, wife of Enrico Berardi, of Moon Township, Pa.;  sister, Dorothy L., wife of Joseph DeFede, of Martins Ferry;  sister, Nancy L., wife of Carl Smith of Boadman Township, Ohio;  grandson, Dr. Bryan, husband of Tanya Schuetz, of Wortington, Ohio;  granddaughter, Beth Marie, wife of Ike Moore, of Delaware, Ohio;  granddaughters, Jenny and Stacy Groza;  grandson, Adam Groza, all of Cambridge, Ohio;  and five great-grandchildren, Robert, Rachel and Reece Schuetz and Cullen and Baylen Moore.
Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 4-8 p.m. Sunday and where Rosary devotions will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral liturgy with Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2003 at St. Marys Catholic Church, Martins Ferry with Father Richard Battocletti as celebrant.  Interment  followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.


JOHN  C.  POLLOCK, 86, of Colerain and formerly of Tiltonsville, Ohio died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
He was born in Lafferty, Ohio on Thursday, September 28, 1916, the son of the late John S. and Tacy (Gaston) Pollock.
He was a retired manager at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Yorkville, Ohio and a Presbyterian.  John and Rose just celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary May 15th.
He is survived by his wife, Rose P. (Pempek) Pollock, three sons, John S. Pollock, Scottsdale, Arizona; Ronald K. Pollock and his wife Pam, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  Robert J. Pollock and his wife Connie, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  seven daughters, Rosalie J. Dlesk and her husband Dick, Wheeling, W. Va.;  Louise A. Strauss and her husband Carl, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  Sandra L. Brothers and her husband Dave, Bridgeport, Ohio;  Karen K. Moore and her husband Chuck, Worthington, Ohio;  Patty R. Krol and her husband Lou, Yorkville, Ohio;  Marsha S. Zupko and her husband Jim, Colerain, Ohio;  Janice L. Pollock, Bridgeport, Ohio, one sister, Louise Saffel Stuckey, Dover, Ohio and 18 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
  Private funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, 2003, with Rev. John Brown officiating.  Interment  followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 612 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio  43701

CLINTON  R.  ALDERMAN, 67, of Columbus Ave., Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Thursday, June 5, 2003 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
He was born in Spencer, W. Va. on September 28, 1935, the son of the late Delbert B. and Loraine (Reynolds) Alderman.
Services and interment were held at the convenience of the family.

PETER  J.  (PETE)  BAILER, 65, of Sunny Lane Drive, Colerain, Ohio, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at his residence.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on Monday, October 11, 1937, the son of the late Peter S. Bailer and Anna C. (Tesniarz) Davis.
He was a retired general manager for Chrome Deposit Corporation, Weirton, W. Va.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Ann (Oberdick) Bailer and his sister, Martha Davis.
Surviving are his wife Rose E. (Marshall) Bailer of Colerain;  three sons, Peter Bailer, St. Clairsville, Ohio;  William and Mark Bailer, Martins Ferry, Ohio;  and six grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday, June 6, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joe Sanders, officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colerain Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 3, Colerain, Ohio 43916.


THERESE  L.  PATTERSON, 57, of Colerain Pike, Martins Ferry, Ohio died Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.
She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on August 30, 1945, the daughter of the late Emerald and Dorothy E. (McCutcheon) Delbrugge.
She is survived by one son, Charles A. husband of Tamie Patterson, Rayland, Ohio; two daughters, Marsha wife of Fred Gheen, Belmont, Ohio and Mary Beth Patterson, Martins Ferry;  three brothers, Mike, Emerald, Jr. and Jim Delbrugge.  She is also survived by three grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at the funeral home, Friday June 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Edward Boyce officiating.  Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.


Obituaries dated August 13 2001 thru June 5, 2003