Marjorie Easterly passed away on April 3, 2019, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her adoring family. Marj was born on January 19, 1929 to Jane and Mack Wood. She grew up in Clendenin, West Virginia. She graduated from Clendenin High School in 1946, and was salutatorian of her class. The following September she entered West Virginia University. After graduating from WVU in 1950, she entered Duke University for a one-year internship in Dietetics. After that she worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. In 1952 she married Nathan William (Bill) Easterly, whom she had met at WVU. They would be married for 66 years up to Bill’s death in 2018, and she would be a deeply caring mother to their three children — Patricia, Bill, and John. In 1957, Marj and family moved to Bowling Green, Ohio. Over the next 62 years in BG, she would be a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, a volunteer for Wheeled Meals and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and a prolific Tupperware saleswoman. In 1969-70, Marj managed the challenges of the family’s stay for a year in Cape Coast, Ghana. Her children and grandchildren will never forget – among many other things — her hilarious sense of humor, her beautiful playing of classical and popular music on the piano, and her endless supply of homemade chocolate chip cookies packed in Tupperware. As an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother, Marj will be always remembered and deeply missed by her three children, by her nine grandchildren, and by her six great-grandchildren. Visitation for Marj will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of her funeral service at 12:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Remembrance Chapel, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Tele: 419-352-2171. Interment will immediately follow in Wood County Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marj’s honor may be made to the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill of Wood County, P.O. Box 432, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Marj’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.
Joseph S. Nemeth, EdD, PM, a nationally known educator and reading expert and long-time resident of Bowling Green, OH, passed away on April 1, 2019 at his home in Perrysburg, OH. Dr. Nemeth was born in Glassport, PA on February 22, 1925. He is survived by his wife, Elvira (Balku) Nemeth with whom he enjoyed nearly 65 years of happy marriage, his daughters Mary Anne Nemeth (Joseph Phillips), Ann Arbor, MI and Dr. Julie (Richard) Shockley, Wellesley, MA, and sons Joseph S. (Joann) Nemeth Jr., Las Vegas, NV and Michael A. (Dana) Nemeth, Bowing Green, OH. He had six grandchildren: Joseph S. Nemeth III, Cassandra (Nemeth) Jackson, Samuel, William, and Harrison Shockley, Cole and Miles Nemeth, and two great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Jonah Nemeth. He was the son of the late Arpad and Mariska (Borso) Nemeth. His brother, Aladar Vilmos Nemeth, and sister, Jolan (Nemeth) Rogers, pre-deceased him.Dr.Nemeth served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University, OH (1965-90) in the College of Education as a Professor and Director of the Reading Center. He was Graduate Reading Faculty Chairman (training over 180 graduate assistants), NDEA Secondary Reading Institutes Director, and organized and directed numerous local and national Teacher Education Inservice Conferences. Additionally, he was on the faculties of Defiance College, OH (1990-93) and Edinboro University, PA (1961-63), was Director of the National First Grade Reading Studies, OH (1963-65), and began his career in education as a science and math secondary school teacher in West Mifflin, PA (1950-60). He completed his doctoral dissertation, which received the 1962 International Reading Association “Outstanding Dissertation Award,” at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, where he also received his Master’s degree. He graduated from Duquesne University, PA, in 1950 with a Bachelor’s degree, and was Vice President of his 1943 Glassport High School graduation class. Dr. Nemeth was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II. He served the Mighty Eighth Air Force in the 452nd Bomb Group, 730th Bomb Squadron in Deopham Green, England and flew thirteen B-17 combat missions over Germany. He earned a Purple Heart, the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters, and 3 Bronze Stars.Professionally, he held life memberships in the National Education Association, Ohio Education Association, International Reading Association (IRA), Ohio Council International Reading Association (OCIRA), College Reading Association, and the National Reading Conference. Dr. Nemeth served the IRA as Annual Conference Abstracts Editor for 9 years (1969-76) and was a Contributing Editor to its journal, The Reading Teacher, for 5 years (1967-73). He was the Founder of The Ohio Reading Teacher and edited that journal for 10 years (1966-76). He served as USOE Federal Consultant/Advisor to the 1969-76 National and Ohio Right to Read Programs. In 1976, the USOE Department of Health Education and Welfare cited and awarded Dr. Nemeth a Certificate of Recognition for “Outstanding Contributions to the National Right to Read Effort.” Also, Dr. Nemeth was cited in 1977 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Education for his “Meritorious Professional Achievements in Program Development in Reading Education,” and he received 5 awards from the OCIRA for his “Outstanding Contributions and Services.” He was a prolific contributor of over 100 articles to professional journals, authored three elementary science reading textbooks for Ginn and Company, and wrote several professional textbook chapters.In addition, he was a life member of the following: Free Hungarian Reformed Church, McKeesport, PA; Eighth Air Force Historical Society; Ohio Chapter of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society; 452nd Bomb Group Association; National Museum of the United States Air Force; Purple Heart Veterans Association; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9231, Bowling Green, OH. He was also the…
Sharon Kay Himes, 70, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away March 30, 2019. She was born May 7, 1948 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to Robert and Mary (Woerner) Williams. Sharon loved crocheting, reading and playing on her computer. She enjoyed attending flea markets and garage sales wither best friend Lottie. She had a special place in her heart for her adored cat Dezi. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca (Jason) Ogg of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, grandchildren Hannah Herringshaw-Scott of Fostoria, Ohio, Kaylah Herringshaw of Findlay, Ohio, Chaselyn Herringshaw of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Austin Ogg of Findlay, Ohio. She is also survived by her siblings Robert (Linda) Williams of North Baltimore, Ohio, Charles Tom (Cheryl) Williams of Cold Springs, Kentucky and Linda Perkins of Perrysburg, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brother Gene Williams and sister Janet Tiell. Services for Sharon will be private for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence with the Himes family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Alice Marie Foltz, 88, of Deshler passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore. Alice was born on September 5, 1930 to the late Park Henry and Eva Mae (Thomas) Walter. She married the love of her life Gerald “Dempsey” Foltz on September 24, 1949 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2017. Alice is survived by her children: Debra (Bill) Bennett of McComb, Robert (Pat) Foltz of Toledo and Judy Harden of Bowling Green; grandchildren Brian (Dana) Spitnale, Greg (Carey) Spitnale, Jessica and Jennifer Foltz and Michelle (Jon) Channer, step-grandchildren: Scott Bennett, Tracy (Curtis) Collins and Todd (Sandy) Bennett; great-grandchildren: Savanna, Jaylyn , Andrew “Dempsey” and Jackson Spitnale and Elly and Bo Channer; step-great grandchildren: Will, Paige, Gabe and Taylor Bennett, Austin, Peyton and Faith Collins and a brother Gerald Walter. She was preceded in death by her brothers Glen, Harold, Harry and George, sisters Luella and Laura Belle. Alice loved to crochet, making doilies and wall hangings. She was an excellent baker. Her cinnamon rolls, bread and ice cream were loved by all who had them. Alice was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Findlay. Family was a very important part of Alice’s life. Alice worked closely with her husband Dempsey in the fields and also treasured the times she spent with them and wouldn’t miss her great grandchildren’s activities. Visitation for Alice will be on Tuesday April 2, 2019 from 4:00-7:00PM in the HARTLEY-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 370 Park Dr. South, McComb, Ohio 45858. Alice’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home, with her son Robert Foltz, officiating. Interment will follow in the McComb Union Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the McComb Public Library. Hartley-Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Alice’s family and encourages those wishing to send condolences or a fond memory to visit www.hannemanfh.com.
James E. Whitford Sr., 86, of Weston, Ohio passed away March 31, 2019. He was born May 15, 1932 in Syracuse, New York to Floyd and Cathryn (Matteson) Whitford. He married Velma Marihugh on May 17, 1969 and she survives in Weston. James served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1952-1954. He was a member of the Weston United Methodist Church. He enjoyed drag racing, animals and listening to music. Along with his wife of nearly 50 years, Velma, James is survived by his children James Whitford Jr. of Bowling Green, Ohio, David Whitford of Rogers City, Michigan, Vilinda Poore of West Plains, Missouri, Cathy Killion of Defiance, Ohio, Barb Gustwiller of Weston, Ohio, Tammy Sanford of West Plains , Missouri, Debbie Harris of Michigan, Evelyn Wheeler of Hicksville, Ohio, Selena Nelson of Napoleon, Ohio Lillian Hudson of Townsend, Georgia and Kim Belcher of Perrysburg, Ohio, step-children George Hessler, Curtis Hessler of Vero Beach, Florida and Harold Hessler of Sandusky, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister Alice Young of McClure, Ohio, 36 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by step-son John Hessler, brothers William Whitford and Robert Whitford and sisters Sharon Wiener and Sue Bunger. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Weston United Methodist Church, 13185 Maple St. Weston, Ohio 43569. Pastor Boyd Shugert will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the American Heart Association or the Wood County Humane Society.To share an online condolence with the Whitford family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Holly Elizabeth Brill, loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Friday March, 22, 2019, at age 41. Holly grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was a resident and long-time community activist, supporting many families in the greater Toledo area. Holly is survived by her daughter; Marissah Brill, two grand-children, Jaylee (age five) and Javaughn Jr. (age four) Harris, her mother; Ms. Amanda Schacht (father, Don Schacht), her Grandparents; Ellen & Bud of Traverse City, Michigan, her sisters; Amanda Brill (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Michelle Mitchell of Toledo and two nephews, Radek and Marek Homer, Holly was born on February 23rd, 1978 and attended the Bowling Green schools. Holly welcomed her beautiful daughter, Marissah in 1995, who later bore Holly’s two grandchildren. These three were the light, joy, and loves of Holly’s life. On any given day, Holly could be found spending quality time with her grandchildren helping them learn and grow, playing with them at the park, taking them for ice cream treats, or telling them silly jokes and capturing joyful moments. Aside from the daily care-taking of her family and grandchildren, Holly was a fiercely loyal friend, passionate about the legal and justice system, and fighting for equal and fair treatment of all. Holly was an advocate and volunteer. Holly understood people, she united and related to persons from all walks of life. She blessed us with unique gifts to bridge wide divides with warmth, wit, and laughter. Holly was quick to remind us we all “Bleed the Same,” and this was one of her greatest gifts. Holly was always giving whatever she had to help others in their darkest times of need; whether it was a ride, phone call & a shoulder to cry on, a good laugh like no other, or offering her time to help resolve unresolved cases for families. She often took the lead to speak for families in need, and galvanized community support on their behalf. Holly had dreams and was pursuing volunteer work related to developing her skills. Holly was an extraordinary blessing to so many, she will be missed tremendously. Please honor and celebrate her, by treating people with her beautiful essence and kindness in mind. Family and Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 201 W. Main street, Woodville. A Memorial Service & Celebration of Holly’s Life will be beginning at 5 p.m., officiating, will be Fr. David Kidd. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: The Family c/o Marissah Brill. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.marshfuneralhomes.com.
George M. Nicholson, III, 49, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. George was born to Evelyn (Moser) and George M. Nicholson, Jr. on September 17, 1969 in Bowling Green, Ohio. George married Christine (Cherny) Nicholson on October 22, 1994. George worked for many years with his father at G&G Towing Company before starting his own towing service, K&G Towing, which he owned and operated for many years. He was a kind and caring man, volunteering with the Middleton Township Volunteer Fire Department at Station 2 in Dunbridge, Ohio, for over 30 years. George enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, especially with his family. George is survived by his loving wife, Christine; his uncle Jim (Marlene) Nicholson of Weston; His aunts Helen Hernandez of Bowling Green and Elizabth Kaczor of Perrysburg. He is preceded in death by his parents and his aunt Marceine (Clifford) Glenn. Services for George will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted with Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, Ohio. To share a condolence with the family, please visit www.hannemanfh.com.
Esther H. Agnew, 88, of Pemberville, Ohio and formerly of Erie, Pennsylvania passed away Friday March 29, 2019. She was born January 20, 1931 in Union City, Pennsylvania to Levi and Eva (Dilley) Hall. She married Robert Agnew May 24, 1952 and he survives in Pemberville.Esther was a graduate of Union City High School. She went on to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she received her Master’s in Education. She taught 34 years, majority of that time teaching at Irving Elementary in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Bowling Green Alliance Church, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Kappa Delta Pi.She lived at Otterbein Portage Valley, Pemberville, OH. She enjoyed taking trips to the beach, reading and loved doing puzzles. Esther was a member of the “Happy Hookers” at Otterbein in Pemberville. Her greatest joy in life came from the time spent with her children, grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren. Along with her husband of nearly 67 years, Robert, Esther is survived by her children Kay (Samuel) Bonsall of Bowling Green, Ohio, Charles (Anne) Agnew of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and John (Cynthia) Agnew of Fort Mill, South Carolina and, sister Irma Yeager of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, sister-in-law Ruth Rowley of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren with 2 on-the-way and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held on Sunday March 31, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bowling Green Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 1161 Napoleon Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Her funeral service will be held Monday April 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Additional visitation will be held Monday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.Following the services in Bowling Green, Esther will be taken to Erie, Pennsylvania where visitation will be held on Tuesday April 2, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home, 4216 Sterrettania Rd. Erie, Pennsylvania 16506. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday April 3, 2019 at Evergreen Cemetery in Union City, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Bowling Green Alliance Church Building Fund or The Church of the Cross in Erie, Pennsylvania. To share an online condolence with the Agnew family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Betty L. Quaintance, 79, of Bowling Green passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born on March 15, 1940 to the late James H. & Dolly Ann (Skivellar) Taylor in Dunbridge, Ohio. Betty married William F. Quaintance on March 15, 1958 at the Trinity United Brethren Church in Bowling Green. They were married 58 years until William passed away on June 23, 2016. Betty is survived by her daughters: Ann Thompson of Bowling Green; & Lin (Craig) Taylor of Dayton; sons: William (Sonya) Quaintace III of Perrysburg; James (Ann Marie) Quaintance of Rochester, MA; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband Betty was preceded in death a sister Joyce Mason; brothers: Lawrence, Leroy, and Donald Taylor. Betty attended Bowling Green High School and went on to work at Stor-All as an administrative assistant for over 15 years. She loved all animals, was a breeder, and had a kennel specifically licensed for rescues. She was a member of the Village View Church of Christ. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of local Eastern Star for many years. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Betty’s honor may be made to Village View Church of Christ “Carpet Fund”. A Celebration of Life service will be held on April 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Village View Church of Christ 801 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Inurnment will be private for immediate family at Wood County Memory Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted with Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory Bowling Green, Ohio. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to served Betty’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.
Rose M. Baney, 76, of North Baltimore, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Rose was born in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Floyd and Helen (Strausbaugh). She married Ronald E. Baney on July 1, 1989 in Findlay, Ohio and he survives in North Baltimore. Rose is also survived her children: Angie Teeple of Bradner and Richard “Skip” (Kathy) Teeple of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Andrew Nonnemaker, Brian Teeple and Kyle, Nathan and Megan DuBois; step-sons: Jeffrey Baney of Tiffin, Ronald Baney of Ada and Heath Baney of Findlay. She was preceded in death by her sister Janette Hoffman and brother Donnie Hoffman. Rose attended Fostoria High School and worked at Bowling Green State University in the Student Union. Retiring after 30 years of service. Rose had an artistic ability to her that was matched by none. She had a passion for cooking, especially cakes and pies, and loved having family over for the holidays. Some of Rose’s hobbies included gardening, and being outdoors. She had a love for animals, especially, birds, cats, dogs and fish. Rose was a sweet and thoughtful lady, she was always pleasant to those she came in contact with and had a million dollar smile. Most of all, the most important part of Rose’s life was her family. Visitation for Rose will be on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 11:00 until the time of her Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 PM in the HARTLEY-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 370 Park Dr S., McComb, Ohio 45858. Interment will follow in the McComb Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be gifted in Rose’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 10, Findlay, Ohio 45858. Hartley-Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Rose’s family and encourages those wishing to send a condolence or a fond memory to visit www.hannemanfh.com.
Michael (Mike) Joseph Weinberger, 64, died January 25, after bravely battling lymphoma for 15 months. All who met him were moved by Mike’s warmth, intelligence, creativity, integrity, sense of justice, and sharp and absurd sense of humor. A 1972 graduate of BGHS, Mike earned a BA in Economics from BGSU in 1977 and went on to a 32-year career at UC-Berkeley. His love of handball brought him to the Department of Recreational Sports where he started working part-time and quickly rose to being Director, a position he called “the best job on campus.” As Director, Mike pioneered IT in the 1980s, networking PCs and computerizing the budget process, both rare at the time. He was creative and adaptive, expanding revenue sources, upgrading facilities and expanding access to health, wellness and recreational activities for the entire campus community. The annual campus welcome event, Caltopia, was Mike’s brainchild, as was the B2H cross-campus collaborative custom-designed software, a joint project of IT professionals at UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis and UCLA. B2H is now used throughout the UC system for a wide range of services. Mike also pioneered hydration stations on campus for filling reusable water bottles, that are now commonly found nationwide. Mike received multiple campus awards, including the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award. He was known for his warm and inspirational leadership, his sense of fairness, constructive and respectful supervision, and his sincere commitment to the well-being and development of staff. Mike enjoyed reading history books and Foreign Affairs. He loved the humor collection in Funny Times, and gifted the newspaper to his parents and siblings. He enjoyed the old-timey humor and music of KPIG Radio, as well as Oakland A’s baseball, Cal football, Morris dancing, playing the fiddle, and hiking in Bay Area parks.Mike was a loving and attentive husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He is forever in the hearts of his wife of 39 years, Julie, and his daughter Kathleen (fiancé Andrew Metrick). He is also missed by his mother, Kathleen Natalino, Akron; step-mother, Helene Weinberger, Bowling Green; and his surviving siblings: Elizabeth Phillips, MD; Mary Kay (Mike) Bishop, NH; Stephen (Chris) Weinberger, MA; Ann Weinberger (Rosco Rouse), NC; Margaret Weinberger, Bowling Green; Barbara Weinberger (Kurt Kleinmann), TX; Rosemary Weinberger (fiancé Greg Curtis), MA; Teresa Weinberger, Akron; Janet Weinberger, AL; and 3 step-siblings: Sandy (Chuck) Kern, MI; Sherry Spears, Findlay; and Rick (Stephanie) Chaney, WV. Mike was also a beloved uncle to Howard, Michelle, Kwame, Monica, David, Harolyn, Maura, Peter, Cameron, Elisabeth and Anna; and step-nieces and nephew Cara, Cristin, Callie, Caitlin, and Mason, as well as 6 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Morris J. Weinberger, step-father Agostino Natalino, brother-in-law Harold Phillips, and his older sister Linda Weinberger.The family is very grateful for the expert and compassionate care that Mike received during his illness at Alta Bates Summit Hospital, UCSF Medical Center, and the Berkeley Comprehensive Cancer Center. Donations in Mike’s memory would be welcome at any of these or any park. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Sunday, April 28 in the Simpson Garden Meeting Room, beginning at 4:00 pm, with food and fellowship immediately following.
Virginia Lee Retzke, 97, of Bowling Green, Oh and formerly Hollywood, FL, passed away March 24, 2019 at Bowling Green Care Center. She was born January 26, 1922 in Toledo, OH to Donald & Laura (Wichman) Draper. Virginia was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. She was a WWII Veteran, serving with the Navy Waves. Survivors include daughter Judith (John) LaPlante, grandchildren, Robert LaPlante, Daniel (Kelly) LaPlante, and Lorena LaPlante, 3 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norman Ludwig and siblings, Donald Draper, Jr., and Miriam Fouts. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 18620Washington St. Tontogany, OH. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Robert Vannett, 86 of Bowling Green passed away March 21, 2019 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 15, 1932. Bob served in the Army 1953-1955. He graduated from Bowling Green State University and coached at Bowling Green High School in the 1960’s. He later worked at Nationwide in Columbus. He married Robin Nelson in 1981. Bob is survived by his sister, two daughters, two sons and a step son. He was preceded in death by his wife Robin in 2017 and a step son. There will be no public visitation or service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Wood County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
Jeffrey L. Spielman, age 69, passed away peacefully at home March 10, 2019 surrounded by his family, in Salem, VA. He was born April 8, 1949 in Johnstown, PA to James Keifer and Florence Irene (Maser) Spielman. Jeff moved to Ohio when he was 7 years old. He was an excellent student and was Valedictorian of his 1967 class at Maumee High School. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in mathematics at Bowling Green State University. Jeff taught at Chicago State University and Ohio Northern University, where he served as department chair. In 1986, he moved to Salem, VA to continue his career as a mathematics professor at Roanoke College. He retired from Roanoke College in 2015. He taught approximately 200 mathematics courses to over 5000 students. He published a UMAP Module “Exploring Power and Speed in Baseball”, one of the earliest examples of teaching statistics through baseball. He was sponsor of Pi Mu Epsilon, mathematics honor society, co-principal investigator on two State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, and played a major role in the design and concentration of statistics at Roanoke College. Jeff introduced hundreds of students to the strange and interesting world of fuzzy logic. He was known for his sense of humor, starting and ending each day with a smile, and his ability to help students with a mix of patience and encouragement. Jeff was an avid sports fan, faithfully rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. His love for his family was strong and he was very proud of his son, Matt, and his many accomplishments in and out of school which included graduating magna cum laude from University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jeff is survived by his wife, Maryanne (Rutter), son Matthew, sister Janet Womack, and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his infant son, Chad Michael, and his parents. Memorial Services will be planned at a later time.
Richard P. Deutschman, 83, of Portage, Ohio passed away Wednesday March 20, 2019. He was born September 14, 1935 in Portage to the late Alfred and Martha (Smith) Deutschman. He married Eleanor M. Hillard on October 30, 1955 and after 49 years of marriage she preceded him in death on March 26, 2005. Richard was a 1953 graduate of Bowling Green High School. In the early years of his marriage he farmed and worked for Urshels Machine Shop in Bowling Green. He then went on to work as a tool and die maker for the Chevrolet GM Transmission Plant for 46 years, retiring in July 2001. He was a member of Christ Unite Methodist Church in Portage where he served many years as head usher and communion steward. He and Eleanor loved to travel. When their children were young they took several trips across the United States and to the cabin his father built on Manitoulan Island in Canada. After the children had grown, they enjoyed traveling, taking a trip to Oberammergau, Germany in 2000 and several cruises to the Caribbean, Panama and Alaska. Richard was a loving and generous father and grandfather. He was a frequent visitor to McDonalds for breakfast and conversation, loved playing cards and having lunch at the Wood County Senior Center and kept in touch with his high school classmates with monthly lunches at the Bowling Green Country Club. Together, he and Eleanor raised three children who survive Mark (Nydia) Deutschman of Round Hill, Virginia, Vicki (Brian) Cramer of Portage, Ohio and Gary (Connie) Deutschman of Portage, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren Amanda Deutschman of Roundhill, Virginia, Dorothy Deutschman of Ashburn, Virginia, Andrew Cramer of Portage, Aaron Cramer of Brownstown Twp, Michigan, Nathan, Lauren and Anna Deutschman all of Portage, step-grandchildren Hector Quetel of Leesburg, Virginia, Tiffany (Cory) McCain of Roundhill, Virginia and siblings Ernie Deutschman of Toledo, Ohio and Mary Ann Franks of Findlay, Ohio.Along with his wife Eleanor, Richard was preceded in death by his parents Al and Martha, siblings Lillian Bowers Burkhardt, Al Deutschman and Louis Deutschman and one grandson Donald K. Turrell III.His funeral service will be held on Saturday March 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 W. Main Portage, Ohio 43451. Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate. Interment will follow at Portage Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.Memorial contributions may be given to Christ United Methodist Church, Bridge Hospice or The Wood County Senior Center.To share an online condolence with the Deutschman family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.