Donald Burton Dobbins, age 80, of Brunswick Hills, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 8th, 2020.
Married for 58 years to Judy (Socha). Father of Edward Donald, Bridgette Marie Woods (Donald), Monica Sue Petkac (Gregory), Burton Lee (Jennifer), Heidi Lynn Kanz (Randy), Donald Anderson (Evelyn), Kendrick Burton (Lisa- deceased), and Dean Burton. He had 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Don was born and raised in Old Brooklyn to Edward Donald Dobbins and Marie (Stricker). He was the oldest brother to Gloria Rhyner (Jack), Kenneth (Chris), and Gregory. Strong in his Catholic faith, he attended Our Lady of Good Counsel and was an alter server for 7 years. Don was retired from a career as a trade magazine technical writer and editor for metalworking publications. They included: Wire Tech, Precision Metal Forming, Tooling & Production, Precision Metal Molding, Metal Progress, American Machinist and Wire Technology International. People in the field called him, “The Wire Man”. He attended Fenn Engineering College, Cleveland State University. He enjoyed traveling to the many places (mostly the U.S. and Europe) that his work took him. These experiences and the people he met were kept close to him in the stories he shared. His favorite times were family vacations to Oglebay in Wheeling WV and celebrations when his large family got together. A private service was held at Saint Martins of Tours in Valley City.
Catherine “Katie” Shrodes (nee Kelly) who was born on July 15th, 1977 passed away on June 3rd, 2020 at the age of 42 from cancer.
Katie, also known as Mama Shrodes to many, was very active in her Brunswick and Brunswick Hills communities. She had a passion for helping others and will be missed by many. She was a very devoted wife and mother and her love will be felt forever.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years Dan Shrodes; her two daughters, Sam Shrodes and Courtney Shrodes; her parents, Ed and Pam Kelly; and her brother Ed Kelly Jr.
Please join us in celebrating her life on June 20th from 12 to 4p at Jilbert Winery and Brewery 1496 Columbia Rd Valley City, 44280. In lieu of flowers there is a fund set up at the Brunswick Hills Police Department under “Kate” for the family.
We are still keeping safety in mind, so masks are welcomed.
Athel V. Frame, 89, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Brookdale Camelot, Medina, OH. Born July 19, 1930 to the late Troy and Rosa Workman.
Athel was a tremendously strong woman who married young and earned the honor of becoming mother to eight, grandmother to seventeen, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to many. Tenacious by nature, she set standards and goals and did whatever it took to attain those goals. The lyrics to “My Way” could have been her anthem: …”Yes, there were times, I’m sure you know, When I bit off more than I could chew, But through it all when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all and stood up tall, AND DID IT MY WAY”.
In the early 1960’s, while raising a large family, she earned her Welding Certification from The University of Akron and began a 30-year welding career. Her nickname “Short Arc Lady” resulted from the respect of her peers; she did the Wendy the Welder Club proud. She welded hospital equipment for both Invacare and Hausted, retiring in 1992. She was a welder by day but remained a diva by night – dressed to the nines, polished nails and kicking it in 3-inch-high heels.
She belonged to the Grand Order of the Eastern Stars, serving in all capacities including Worthy Grand Matron. Athel was an avid outdoor woman who enjoyed working in her flower beds, her yard and her garden. She enjoyed fellowship with friends at Wellington Freewill Baptist Church. In more recent years, she enjoyed spending time and traveling with her long-time life companion, Harry Bickerton. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Lois (Ben) Bowers, Luray VA, Vic (Kay) Frame, Centreville VA, Ruth Frame, Las Vegas, Bethel Kurp, Mead WA and Sandy (Lenny) Neuman, Medina OH; three sisters, Viola Elkins, Josephine Huffman and Betty Fredersdorff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Frame, son Delmas Frame, daughter Halene Bowers Napier, infant daughter Jacqueline, grandsons David Frame and Matthew Frame; and companion Harry Bickerton.
Family graveside services to honor and celebrate a life well-lived will be held at a later date once we are free to assemble after the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The family wishes to thank Brookdale Camelot staff and Brookdale Hospice for the loving kind care they provided, and to Bollinger Funeral Services for assisting with final arrangements in this trying time.
Memorial contributions to honor Athel may be made to Feeding Medina County, 650 W. Smith Rd., C-8, Medina, OH 44256 (www.feedingmedinacounty.org).
Edward (Edd) Wisbey, of Medina, got his wings March 5, 2020. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, golf, good food and a stiff drink. His greatest joy in life was being a grandpa and sharing a great love with his wife. He always had wise words with his silly one liners.
He is survived by his wife; Sam (Jones) Wisbey, daughters; Lauren (Brian) Ryncarz and Haley Roberts, brother; Bill (Martha) Wisbey, nephew; Chris (Jessica) Wisbey and several grandchildren who loved their papaw very much!
Services will be held at Christ the King Lutheran church, 8080 Lafayette Rd. Lodi, OH 44255. Calling hours will be Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3-5:30 pm. Memorial service will follow at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Medina Inpatient Hospice Care Center, 5075 Windfall Rd, Medina.
JACK C. KOTT, Oct. 2, 1944-November 1, 2019.
Beloved father of Bryan, Matthew, and Jaclyn Kott. Dear grandfather of Dylan, Austin, Jason, Katelyn, and Nathan. Former husband of Lynne Kott. Brother of Mike Kott.
Preceded in death by his father, John Kott, mother, Mae Salyards, stepfather, John Salyards, and sister, Chris Smith (Dave, surviving).
A private family service will be held.
Marilyn A. Tokheim, age76, passed away peacefully April 30, 2019. She loved her family, quilting, and working in her flower beds. Marilyn had many adventures, such as attending Macalester College, and running a farm, raising beef cattle and chickens. Her love of God’s creatures was very passionate. Later in life she loved running & entertaining guests at Grandmas house B&B. Marilyn was also a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smithville, and belonged to the Women’s Circle Group at the church.
Marilyn is survived by her children Nathan Farver and Rachel Grifo (Anthony); grandson, Lance Daniel Grifo; brothers, Roger Tokheim (Carrie) and Gene Tokheim (Lucy); and her former husband, David Farver.
A memorial service and luncheon will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville, on Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 pm.
CHARLES N. BERRY, JR., passed away suddenly on his 90th birthday, December 27, 2018 at his home. He was the owner of Lakewood Floor Covering for 60 years.
Charlie was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of North Star Lodge #398 for 61 years. He is survived by his son William; grandchildren, Jacob, Thomas (Rachael), Tristy (Brandon), and Charles (Theresa); and great grandchildren, Julia, Charles, and Stella.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rita; son Charles III (wife Kathy, surviving); sister Janette Pokrandt and brother William (wife Sue, surviving).
A private family service will be held. Donations in Charlie’s name may be sent to North Star Lodge #398, 15500 Triskett Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111.
Clyde Lewis Carter, 80, previously of Ravenna and Streetsboro, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer, with his loving wife, who he cherished more than anything, and family by his side.
Clyde was born on July 31, 1938, in Detroit, MI, to Robert and Bertha (Ballinger) Carter. He graduated from Southeast High School in Palmyra Township, OH in 1957. A U.S. Marine veteran and also serving in the Reserves, he retired from Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills, OH. He married Marilynn (Gaster-Enos) on May 24, 1986. She was the love of his life. You rarely would see one without the other.
Clyde loved the Cleveland Indians, and rarely missed watching a game on TV. He even had a TV in his garage where he enjoyed tinkering. He was a loving father and grandfather, who would give you the shirt off of his back, and you better take it or else he’d “jerk a knot in your tail”, as he would lovingly say. His wife and family were everything to him, and he was proud of each and every one of them. Through it all, he had a spirit that no one could deny. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his wife Marilynn, he is survived by his daughters Laura Carter, of Plano, TX, Sheila Carter Perdue of Smyrna, DE, stepson James Enos of Medina, OH, stepdaughter Debra Enos of Ft. Riley, KS, grandchildren Alex (Allie), Hannah, Brandon, Elise, Christopher, Sarah (Ron), Robert, Mollie (Chris), and great-grandchildren Serenity and Carter. Also surviving are Brothers Wayne (Connie) Carter, Ron Carter, Larry (Nancy) Carter, Sister Caroline Hudson, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents, sisters Sue Ward, Jean Aubert, and stepson Larry Enos.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to your favorite charity in his name. Burial will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Rittman, OH.