Class of ’76 Loses
Arthur C. Andrews
Arthur Chase Andrews, x’76, pioneer
He lived in Oberlin through his boyhood and young manhood, and attended
In 1876 he went to
In 1880 he married Mary M. Hunt, a graduate of the Literary Course in 1876. They had two children, William, who died in 1916, and Frances, ’11, who survives her father. Mrs. Andrews died in 1912.
Mr. Andrews was a member of a family connected with the pioneering days of
The Mary Hunt Andrews scholarship was established through gifts from Mr. Andrews.
Dean Edward F. Bosworth, ’16, Dean of Men, preached at the funeral.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, November 1951, p. 34.
Edward W. Andrews[, OHS class of 1866 and
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, June 1924, p. 28.
Whitfield Andrews, Jr.
George W. Andrews died
As a student in
In 1924 he married his classmate, Alice Lockwood, whom he played opposite in some of his ten appearances in the cast of ODA productions.
Mr. Andrews attended Yale for one semester in 1918 when he was a member of the SATC program.
After college [
During World War II he volunteered as a member of the Cleveland Heights Fire Department. At the war’s end he was appointed chairman of the firemen’s pension fund and served until all such funds were taken over by the state of
Mr. Andrews was a trustee and elder of Fairmount Presbyterian Church and he served on the finance committee of the Presbytery of the
He was a member of the Canterbury Golf Club for 34 years and he maintained his interest in baseball. He often recalled how his uncle, Charles Clark, who lived in Wakeman, had a box at
Mr. Andrews leaves his wife, children Alice Greene ’52 and George Jr., sister Eleanor Dech ’28 and three grandchildren. His sister Esther ’12 (Mrs. Reber Johnson) died in 1964.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Edwin Cowles Andrus
E. Cowles Andrus, M.D., [died] March 26 in Baltimore. Former president of the American Heart Association and emeritus professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, he was born in Saugerties, N.Y., Feb. 28, 1896. His father, Rev. Jonathan C. Andrus, moved the family to Oberlin in the early 1900’s and built the house at 251 Forest St. Cowles and his identical twin, William, [graduated from OHS and] enrolled at the College in 1912.
The Andrus brothers pursued undergraduate majors in chemistry and zoology and both played halfback on the varsity football team. They received the A.M. from the College in 1917 before entering Johns Hopkins where they earned M.D. degrees in 1921. Oberlin acknowledged Dr. Cowles Andrus’ achievements as a cardiac specialist and Dr. William Andrus’ contributions as a thoracic surgeon by conferring Sc.D. degrees in 1951.
Dr. Cowles Andrus spent his entire professional career at Johns Hopkins except for two years in London and Vienna as a Fellow of the National Research Council and wartime service at Walter Reed Army Hospital. From 1942 through 1944 he was assistant to the chairman for medical research of the Office of Scientific Research and Development and was also chief of the medical division of the National Research Council. President Harry Truman awarded him a certificate of merit in 1948.
A consultant to the U.S. surgeon general from 1946 to 1951, he was, a the same time, chairman of the cardiovascular study section of the National Advisory Heart Council. Beginning in 1960 he served a term as editor of the Heart Association’s journal, Modern Concepts of Cardiovascular Disease. In 1963 he directed President Kennedy’s second National Conference on Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Andrus was a master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Inter-American and International Cardiological Societies. In 1958 he and Dr. Helen Taussig headed the Maryland Heart Foundation. He was also a member of the American Pathological Association, the American Society for the Study of Arteriosclerosis, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, the Association of American Physicians and the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. From 1955 to 1972 he was a member of the board of directors of the Passano Foundation.
He leaves his wife, Miriam whom he married in 1933, and a sister, Ruth who attend the College 1913-14. His brother died in 1951.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, May/June 1978, p. 31.
William D. Andrus, Surgeon, 54, Dead
Clinical Professor at Cornell U. Medical College Was Noted for Operations on Chest
Bronxville, N. Y., Jan. 20—Dr. William DeWitt Andrus, professor of clinical surgery in Cornell University Medical College in New York, who was known especially for his skill in surgery of the chest, died here today, after a long illness, in his home at 10 North Road. He was 54 years old.
Born in Saugerties, a son of the Rev. Jonathan Cowles Andrus and the former Margaret DeWitt, he [was a 1912 graduate of Oberlin High School,] received an A.B. from Oberlin College in 1916 and a medical degree five years later from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Andrus began his surgical training at Johns Hopkins in 1921, and from 1922 to 1931 he held various appointments on the surgical staffs at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati General Hospital.
In 1932, when the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center was being established at its present location on East Sixty-eighth Street, Manhattan, he was appointed associate professor of surgery and attending surgeon. Since then he had played an important part in the development of the clinical and experimental work of the department.
For a time in the Nineteen Forties he was acting chief. He was also a consultant to the Lawrence Hospital here, and St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers.
Dr. Andrus was vice president of the New York Surgical Society and president, in 1946, of the New York Society of Thoracic Surgery. He belonged to several other professional groups, and was a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American College of Surgeons. He wrote many papers on the surgery of the chest, arteries, heart and thyroid.
His experimental research was concerned with wound healing, and substances affecting the growth of tissue culture. Dr. Andrus belonged to the Century Association of New York and the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville.
Surviving are his widow, Lucy Huber Andrus; four children, Margaret L., William DeWitt Jr., Carl H., and Elizabeth A. Andrus; a sister, Dr. Ruth Andrus of Saugerties, and a brother, Dr. E. Cowles Andrus of Baltimore.
The New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, January 21, 1951, p. 76.
B. Annable Jr.
John Bernard Annable Jr. of 19625 East Jewell Ave., South Bend, Indiana, died at Memorial Hospital in South Bend on March 15 after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin on Nov. 22, 1927, he was a  graduate of Oberlin High School and Ohio University and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Helen (nee Atkins); daughter Joan (Mrs. Ivor) Niggebrugge; sons John B. III, James and Joel, and five grandchildren, all of Indiana. He is also survived by his mother Mrs. Irene Annable, Pittsfield, and brothers Henry of 435 West College and William of Hallauer Rd.
Burial was at St. Joseph’s Memorial Gardens Cemetery in South Bend.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 22, 1979, p. 3.
Mrs. Richard Arimizu
Word has been received of the death of Millicent Hume Arimizu on March 20 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Willis P. Hume, who resided on W. College St. and she was a  graduate of Oberlin High School and of the Oberlin Kindergarten Training School. Her husband, Dr. Richard Arimizu, a graduate of Oberlin and Harvard University Medical school, died in 1957.
Mrs. Arimizu is survived by three brothers, Dr. Donald C. Hume of Alliance, Dr. W. Fulton Hume of Hamilton, and H. Stewart Hume of Youngstown. Burial will be in Honolulu.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 28, 1974.
Verda Gay Armacost
Verda Gay Hayden Armacost, 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., former Oberlin resident, died last Saturday at Bay Front Medical Center, St. Petersburg, after a long illness.
Born in Traverse City, Mich., she lived in Redlands, Calif., until moving to Florida last winter. Her husband, Dr. George Armacost, was president of the University of Redlands for more than 40 years.
She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University and an honorary Ph.D. of humane letters from the University of Redlands.
She was a past president of the Southern California Baptist Women, past national chairman of Love Gifts, and past chairman of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Board.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Dr. Peter H. of St. Petersburg, Fla., president of Eckerd College; Dr. Michael H. of Bethesda, Md., under secretary of state for political affairs; and Samuel of Hillsboro, Calif., president of the Bank of America; a daughter, Rev. Mary A. Hulst of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Westwood Cemetery with Rev. Mary A. Hulst officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 31, 1986, p. 2.
Miss Helen M. Arnet
Miss Helen M. Arnet, 81, of 342 East College St., Oberlin, died in her home yesterday morning following a brief illness.
Born in Oberlin, July 26, 1888, she lived there all of her life. Miss Arnet was a [1907 graduate of OHS and a] graduate of Western Reserve Librarian College.
She was employed in the cataloging department of Oberlin College Library for 30 years, retiring in 1954. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Oberlin.
Nieces and nephews survive.
Friends may call at the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Forrest Waller will officiate and burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, September 14, 1969, p. D-2.
Elsie Marie Arnold
Sandusky. Elsie Marie Arnold, 89, Sandusky, went home to be with the Lord March 20, 2010, surrounded by her family in Providence Care Center.
She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Oberlin, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph Randle and Mary Frances (Hatter) Quinn. She received a certificate of honor from Sandusky High School in 1941 for passing the Junior Typing Test. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1942, and received a diploma from Sandusky Business College in June 1962. Elsie was employed at New York Central Railroad during the war. She also worked at Brownlee's Tavern, Erie Ordnance Depot in Port Clinton, and retired from Vulcan Materials in 1982 after 43 years of service.
She was united in marriage to Arthur Poole of New London and later to Carl N. Arnold of Sandusky.
Elsie attended Rust United Methodist Church in Oberlin; after moving to Sandusky, she joined St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, where she was a member for 65 years. She was the president of the senior choir for 60 years, served as secretary and chairperson for the lay organization and Daisy Burns Missionary Society, chairperson pro-tem for the finance committee and chairperson of the homecoming committee.
She received the Distinguished Service Award from North Ohio AME Lay Organization in 1984, and The Most Valuable Player Award and Distinguished Service Award from St. Stephen AME Church. She was a faithful, dedicated and dependable member of the church.
She enjoyed yard work, gardening, reading, basketball, cookouts for the family, and the church.
Elsie leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Charlotte M. Poole Randleman Farris and The Rev. Doris C. Poole Warren Troup, both of Sandusky; grandchildren, John Anthony (Claudine) Randleman of Las Vegas, Mark Anthony (Mary Denise) Warren of Cleveland, Terrance Lynn Randleman of Dayton, Andre' Denise (Shad Mayfield) Warren and Tracia D. (Paul) Brown, both of Sandusky, Stacey S. Warren of Washington, D.C., and Tonya L. (Michael Brown) Randleman, Von S. (Penny) Randleman, Vincent L. Randleman, Brett A. Farris and Wendy V. Warren, all of Sandusky; 24 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Weatherspoon of Pahrump, Nev., and Thelma C. Smith [OHS ‘40] of Oberlin; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a special aunt, Miss Susie Quinn; brother, William W. Quinn [OHS ‘33]; and sisters, Beulah A. Williams [OHS ‘33] and Ruby M. Caldwell.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Homegoing Celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Stephen AME Church, 312 Neil St., Sandusky; Pastor Emeritus, the Rev. Thomas E. Darden will officiate with the Rev. Paul Bupe delivering the eulogy. Internment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.
Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio, Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
Herbert Sessions Arnold
Herbert Sessions “Bud” Arnold, formerly of Oberlin, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Dallas, TX. He was 96.
Born Jan. 2, 1909, in Oberlin [and a 1927 graduate of OHS], in 1932 he graduated from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
He owned and managed the Oberlin Laundry for several years and later worked as customer service manager for Nelson Stud Welding in Lorain until he retired in 1974.
He was a member of the Oberlin Golf Club, where he was past president and club champion.
Mr. Arnold is survived by his sons Pete Arnold, Bill Arnold, and Tom Arnold; seven grandchildren; two nephews and two nieces; and his dear friend, Beverly Warshawski. He was preceded in death by his wife Susan Carson Arnold, in 1993.
According to his wishes Mr. Arnold’s body was donated for medical research, after which his remains will be cremated and his ashes returned to the family. The family will hold a memorial service before interment of the ashes of both Mr. and Mrs. Arnold in the family cemetery plot in Oberlin.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Straydog Inc., (www.straydog.org) P.O. Box 1465, Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 13 & 20, 2005, p. 9 & 3.
Hero to strays, inspiration to all [Pat
By Jacquielynn Floyd
This is a eulogy for a saint. I don't know the strict theological definition of the word, but if it encompasses boundless compassion, absolute selflessness and devotion completely unsullied by ego, then Pat Arnold qualified.
Pat quite simply could not endure the sight of a hungry stray dog wandering by the roadside or scavenging in a garbage can. The more sentimental among the rest of us might experience a moment of sadness, might be moved to spare extra attention for our own pets that day or even mail off a check to an animal shelter.
But Pat Arnold literally couldn't stand it. Her dream -- hopeless, far-fetched, counterintuitively illogical -- was a happy, lifelong home for every dog, even the sick ones and the ugly ones, the ones half-crazed by fear and starvation.
For the last 10 years, Pat and her husband, Bill, lived a rural, almost monastic life entirely devoted to stray dogs they rescued and cared for. They lived in a cramped mobile home in Eustace, about 100 miles from Dallas, surrounded by a sprawling complex of kennels housing a population of orphan dogs that averages about 70 or so at a time. They hired a small staff to maintain their strict goal that every dog receives food and shelter, exercise -- and affection.
Pat, 63, died Sunday morning. Her final hours were spent in the same enterprise that commanded her life: caring for the dogs.
"She had had a headache Friday night, but it went away," Bill Arnold, still stunned by the terrible loss, told me Monday.
On Saturday, Bill left for Dallas to pick up a dog that was being treated by a local veterinary surgeon. While he was on the way, he got a call from the staff back home telling him that Pat had suddenly collapsed, that an ambulance was on the way.
"I turned around and headed back home," he said. "Then they called again and said, 'Pat wants you to go ahead and get the dog.' " It was characteristic.
Still conscious but weak and failing, Pat told the staff, as she was being loaded into the ambulance, "Take care of my dogs while I'm gone."
They took Pat Arnold to a hospital in Athens, and from there, she was flown by medical helicopter to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. There, she suffered a second, more severe brain aneurysm, and on Sunday morning, she died.
Dogs don't ask for very much -- care, shelter, something to eat, a little affection -- but hundreds of thousands go without, even in our ostensibly civilized nation. Most of us just sigh and shake our heads sadly at the hopelessness of the situation, but Pat couldn't stand it.
Their priorities clear
The Arnolds didn't take vacations, and they lived on a shoestring budget. Every donated penny went to care for the dogs, even though the board of their nonprofit organization, Straydog Inc., urged them for years to accept a salary. They were always in debt to the vet.
It's obvious, though, that they would not have chosen any other life. Bill and Pat, junior high sweethearts who married at 16, were married for 47 years. They raised four children.
"We kind of never really cared about making money," Bill said -- when he once told Pat they couldn't afford to get the house painted on the salary he was then earning as a schoolteacher, she borrowed a ladder and did it herself -- "we just brought up our kids and had a lot of fun."
It was after the kids were grown and Pat took a job as secretary to a real estate appraiser that she started collecting strays. She would spot skinny, homeless dogs while driving around on appraising trips and find herself stopping the car.
When the Arnolds' dog population grew to about 10, they moved to the country. Every weekend, they faithfully loaded up their most adoptable dogs and drove to a Dallas-area pet supply store, hoping to find them new homes.
Plenty of love to share
Pat found homes for plenty of dogs, but she usually wound up keeping the hardest-luck cases of all: blind dogs, deaf dogs, dogs with mange and heartworms, big dogs with crippling hip dysplasia.
"It didn't matter that there were 10,000 dogs who were going to die," Bill said. "She always came back with, 'Well, we can help these few.' They were part of our family."
Straydog was Pat's life. She cared for dogs all day, every day. She wrote a letter of thanks to every donor, whether they sent a $5,000 check or a $5 bill. She maintained a detailed Web site with photos and updates on the dogs (www.straydog.org). Now Bill and the staff will keep it going as a living memorial.
Bill said Pat will be cremated, in accordance with her wishes. The couple's children are planning to have a memorial service, but no details have been set.
Pat will be missed dreadfully by her husband, her four children, her friends, and by dozens of dogs that adored her so much that it almost seemed they discerned the depth of her compassion.
The best, and the obvious, memorial to Pat is a donation to Straydog at P.O. Box 1465, Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147. I am grateful and humbled to have met Pat Arnold, to have seen her patience and kindness and complete unselfishness.
The rest of us can't expect to match her. I hope, at least, we can try.
Photograph of Pat with a dog, caption: Pat Arnold and her husband, Bill, devoted the last 10 years to taking care of dogs they rescued. [Pat and Bill are members of the OHS class of 1958.]
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Tuesday, June 3, 2003.
Susan Carson Arnold
Susan Carson Arnold, 82, former Oberlin resident, died June 11 in a nursing home in Plano, Texas. She had been in the nursing home since suffering a stroke on Oct. 30, 1991.
Born Oct. 6, 1910, in Leetsdale, Pa., she spent most of her life in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School [in 1928] and attending the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1928-32. In 1935 she married Herbert (Bud) Arnold, also an Oberlin resident.
Mrs. Arnold co-owned and managed the Oberlin Music Shop, one of the largest dealers in classical music records in Ohio, from 1952-62 and then managed the music department of the Co-op Bookstore from 1962 until retirement in 1979.
In 1988 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold moved to Richardson, Texas, to be near their three sons.
She is survived by her husband, three sons and seven grandchildren, who all live in the Dallas area.
Before becoming ill, she had willed her body to medical science, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Later her ashes will be buried in Westwood Cemetery.
A memorial service was held June 17 in the Chapel at Parish Day School, Dallas, Texas, where he youngest granddaughter, Ashley, is a student. During the service, Ashley stood before the gathering of local friends and family members and read several passages from the Bible
Susan Carson Arnold
Former Oberlin resident Susan Carson Arnold, 82, who died June 11 in Plano, Texas, is also survived by two sisters, Virginia (Mrs. Robert) Dew of Normal, Ill., and Esther (Mrs. Walter) Sperry of Hot Springs, Ark.
Other survivors include her husband, Herbert (Bud); three sons; and seven grandchildren, all of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William S. Carson Jr., and her parents, who were long-time residents of Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 27 & August 10, 1993, p. 2.
Katherine Elizabeth Aschaffenburg
Katherine Elizabeth Aschaffenburg of Stoughton, Wisc., formerly of Oberlin, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at her home following a long battle with cancer. She was 46.
Born April 5, 1961, in Oberlin, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1979. She attended Beloit College, where she majored in geology and graduated in 1983.
She moved with a college friend to Juneau, Alaska, where she worked as the assistant to the director of the state Fishery Hatchery Program office. She worked as a professional editor for scientific manuscripts and journals and headed the Commercial Fisheries Research program.
In 1998, she moved to Wisconsin, settling in Menomonie for a year before moving to the Madison suburb of Stoughton. She worked as the office manager for KEMA in Madison, and in 2004 she was hired by the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation as a program coordinator.
She was dearly loved by her family, friends, and colleagues.
Katherine is survived by her husband, Brent Christopher, son, Ryan Christopher, and daughter, Hannah Christopher, both at home; mother, Nancy (nee Cooper) Aschaffenburg; sister, Ruth Aschaffenburg of Oberlin; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A gathering of friends was held in her honor at her home on March 9. Memorial contributions may be made to her children’s emergency or educational funds in the name of Hannah Christopher or Ryan Christopher.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 18, 2008, p. 2.
Dorothy Ashby, 46, cook at Presti's
Oberlin -- Dorothy Ann Ashby, 46, of Oberlin, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Allen Medical Center, Oberlin.
She was born Nov. 12, 1955, in Oberlin where she lived her entire life.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1975.
She was employed as a cook at Presti's of Oberlin for 21 years.
She enjoyed cooking, reading and travel.
Survivors include her companion, Cliff Barnes; grandmother, Rachel Ashby of Wakeman; sisters Jean Schilens and Patricia A. Ashby, both of Oberlin, Delores Chester of Wellington and Pamela R. Brown of Ashland; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. The Rev. Brian Kenyon of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery, Camden Township.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, November 22, 2001
Albert [Peter] Atkins
Albert P. Atkins, 83, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson.
He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Oberlin, Ohio, son of Zigmond and Julia Ragoni Atkins [and was member of the OHS class of 1943, graduating in 1946]. He married Lorretta J. Pisanello July 12, 1958, at the St. Josephs Catholic Church in Alliance, Ohio.
Atkins was inducted into the U.S. Army on Feb. 9, 1943, and honorably discharged from service Oct. 15, 1945, at the rank of tech sergeant. While in the Army he was a bombardier on a B-17 with the Eighth Air Force in England completing 31 missions. He was awarded the Air Force Air Medal with five Oak Leaf clusters.
Atkins was a graduate of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, with a major in industrial arts education; and had attended graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit. He retired as director of planning and construction at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Atkins moved to Jackson in 1979. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife Loretta; two sisters Margaret Kear [OHS ‘38] of Wharton, Ohio and Helen Annable [OHS ‘46] of South Bend, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Visitation will be followed by a parish prayer service with the Rev. Edward Eftink officiating.
A viewing will also be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home in Alliance, Ohio.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Regina Coeli Catholic Church in Alliance followed by entombment at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Beloit, Ohio, with a full military honors service.
Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Tuesday, January 2, 2007.
Esther W. Atkins
Esther W. Atkins, 73, of RD 3, Ashland, died July 12 in Peoples Hospital, Mansfield.
Born in Russia Twp., Aug. 6 1912, she was the daughter of Ernest W. and Ann Waite Worchester [Worcester]. She lived in the Ashland area for the past 20 years.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. W. (Florence) Jenkins of Ashland and two brothers, Henry T. Worcester of Spencer and A. W. Worcester of Avon Park, Fla.
Graveside services were July 15 in the Nankin Cemetery, Nankin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 24, 1986, p. 5.
Francis “Frank” A. Atkins, 62, of Elyria, brother of Robert Atkins of Oberlin, died Friday at Elyria Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
He was born in Oberlin and was a graduate of Oberlin High School. He was a certified automobile mechanic and was associated with the Haury Brothers and most recently with Eldotred Machine Co.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 858 Ordnance H.A.M. Company in the European theatre, and organized a reunion of the group in 1976.
He is also survived by his wife, Doris; son, Dennis, of Warren; brothers, John of Ashland, Louis (Emil) of Richfield, Washington, and Albert, of Jackson, Missouri; sisters, Margaret (Mrs. J.B.) Kear of Wharton, Ohio and Helen (Mrs. J.) Annable of South Bend, Indiana; and two grandsons.
Services were Monday morning at the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, with burial at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 21, 1982, p. 2.
John Z. Atkins
John Z. Atkins, 92, died after a long illness.
He was born July 26, 1912, in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Zigmond and Julia Atkins.
He graduated from Oberlin, Ohio, High School in 1930. He served in the CCC. He was a union organizer and a semi-pro boxer. He owned and operated a machine shop in Ashland, Ohio.
Survivors include five daughters: Tina (Michael) Carmichael, of Greenwood, Ind. Jennifer (John) McPherson of Largo, Fla., Julia and Paula Atkins of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Lisa (Michael) Ulrich of Louisville, Ohio, and two sons: John F. (Robin) Atkins, Ashland, Ohio, and David Z. Atkins of Clearwater, Fla.
He is also survived by a brother, Albert P. Atkins of Jackson, Mo., and sisters: Mrs. Margaret (John) Kear of Wharton, Ohio, Helen (John) Annable of South Bend, Ind., as well as ten nieces (including Suzanne Foyt of Whitehouse, Ohio), eleven nephews, and a number of great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alice, and three brothers: Lewis E. (Margaret) Atkins of Eugene, Ore., Frank A (Doris) Atkins, of Elyria, Ohio, and Robert P. (Patricia) Atkins of Oberlin, Ohio.
He requested that there be no visitation or services, He donated his body to science.
Lewis Emil Atkins
Lewis Emil Atkins, formerly of Oberlin, died May 22 in Eugene, Oregon.
He was a member of Oberlin Masonic Lodge 380 R.A.M. and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Cleveland.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Hawley), whom he had met in Oberlin and married 52 years ago; a daughter Mrs. Walter (Marna) Schulz of Eugene, Ore.; brothers, Robert, Albert, and John; and sisters, Margaret and Helen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zigmond and Julia Atkins, and a brother Frank.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 120, Springfield, Ohio 45501, or to the American Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 4, 1991, p. 3.
Oberlin -- Robert P. Atkins, 79, of Oberlin, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at his home, following a brief illness.
He was born in Oberlin and was a lifelong resident. He spent winters in Florida.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. [He was a member of the OHS class of 1946 and received his diploma with the OHS class of 2002.]
Atkins was employed at Ford Motor Company's Lorain Assembly plant for 26 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079, Elyria, American Legion Post 8, Wellington, AARP 385 and many camping clubs. He enjoyed flying airplanes, playing cards, golfing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia (nee Kish); daughters Jane Hutchison of Elyria, Kathleen O'Neill of Nashville, Tenn., Lauren Thomas of Gustine, Calif., and Tamara Gustafson of Fort Collins, Colo.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Kear of Wharton, Ohio, and Helen Annabel of Granger, Ind.; and his twin, Albert, of Jackson, Mo., and brother John of Ashland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zigmond and Julia (nee Ragan) Atkins; and brothers Frank and Louis Atkins.
Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road, Elyria. Services there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. will be followed at 11 a.m. by Mass in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin. The Rev. William Padavick, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at a later.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035; or OASIS Animal Shelter, c/o Oberlin Police, 85 S. Main St., Oberlin 44074.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Monday, January 13, 2003.
D’Arthur Atkinson Sr., 62, of Elyria, former Oberlin resident, died Nov. 19 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria following a brief illness.
Born in Edwards, Miss., he grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin schools. For the past 40 years, he had lived in Elyria.
Mr. Atkinson served in the Army Reserve. He was very active in martial arts, achieving a 3rd degree black belt in karate.
He was employed as an equipment cleaner by General Motors Fisher Body Division before retiring in 1979 after 17 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Delphinia; a daughter, Staff Sergeant Deborah Atkinson, serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Fort Meade, Md.; sons D’Arthur Atkinson Jr. of Elyria and Darrick Atkinson of Lorain; two grandchildren; sisters Emma Jackson of Oakland, Calif., Marjorie Davidson of Hayward, Calif., and Edna Yarber of Oberlin; and brothers Tommy of Jersey City, N.J., Marvin of Roxbury, Mass., Hilliard Jr. of Los Angeles and Milton of Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald; a daughter, Danielle Atkinson; and his parents, Hilliard and Georgia Atkinson.
Services were Nov. 26 at the Carter Funeral Home, Elyria, with Pastor Carl P. Small of Second Baptist Church, Elyria, officiating. Burial was in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 27, 2001.
Services for Tommy Atkinson, 67, of Jersey City, will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Church of God in Christ Temple, Jersey City. He died Wednesday at Jersey City Medical Center.
Born in Edward, Miss., he lived there before moving to Oberlin, Ohio, and Jersey City.
Atkinson was a counselor for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services for 35 years.
He was a member of Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ for 26 years. He was also a member of the Pastor's Aide.
He was a former chairman of the Deacon Board.
Atkinson played professional football for the New York Jets. He was also a semi-professional football player for the New York Rams.
He was a graduate of Philander Smith College of Arkansas and Oberlin High School, Oberlin, Ohio [class of 1960].
Atkinson was a karate instructor and held a black belt in karate.
Surviving are three children, Franklin Jones, John Jones and Alona Broadway, and her husband David Keith Sr.; an adopted daughter, Lynette Evans; six siblings, Hilliard Jr., Marvin, Milton Atkinson, Emma Jackson, Edna Yarber and Margorie Davidson; and two grandchildren, Adia and David Keith Broadway Jr.
The Family Funeral Home, Orange, is in charge.
The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ, Monday, December 24, 2007, p. A17.
Tommy Atkinson, of Jersey City, on December 19, 2007, he took off mortal, and put on immortality. Loving husband of the late Donna Payne Atkinson, caring father of Franklin and John Jones, Alona Broadway; one adopted daughter Lynette Evans, adored brother of Hilliard Jr., Marvin, Milton Atkinson, Emma Jackson, Edna Yarber, Margorie Davidson, admired father-in-law of David Keith Broadway Sr., precious grandfather of Adia and David Keith Broadway Jr., one special, kind friend Evangelist Emma Kelly and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. The homegoing celebration will be on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from Church of God in Christ Temple, 405 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ. Visitation is from 4-7 PM at the Church. Interment, Arlington Cemetery Fri. Morning. Family & friends may sign the online guest book at: www.thefamilyfuneralhome.com. A ministry of Comfort administered by: The Family Funeral Home, LLC, 523 Park Ave., Orange, NJ 07050, 973-672-2200
Gladys Evelyn Auble
Gladys Evelyn Auble [nee Weinbroer], 89, of San Diego died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio, April 28, 1916, [graduated from OHS in 1935,] and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Gladys Vowell and Karen Auble of Alabama, Joan Jones of Louisiana, Martha Garrison of California and Susan Langrehr of Kansas; sons, Kenneth and James of California, Joseph and Charles of Washington state, Thomas of Louisiana and Michael of Kansas; 31 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: none announced.
Interment: Greenwood Memory Lawn, Phoenix. Arrangements: Poway-Bernardo Mortuary.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, Calif., Wednesday, October 5, 2005, p. B6.
Anthony Lee Austin
Anthony “Tony” Lee Austin, originally of Oberlin, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, as the result of an auto accident in Silver Springs, Md. He was 57.
Born Sept. 2, 1952, in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School, where he was president of the Class of 1971. He excelled in academics and was named co-captain of the football team in his junior year.
Upon graduation from high school [in 1971], he attended Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio, on an academic scholarship.
He attended Rust United Methodist Church as a child. As a youth he attended Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children Adam, Angie, Amber, and Ashley Austin; his mother, Martha Austin; and siblings Gloria Austin [OHS ‘68], Shirley Mayo [OHS ‘69], Donna Baker (Christian) [OHS ‘70], Constance Brown [OHS ‘78], and Barry Austin [OHS ‘80]. He will also be missed by family, peers, and classmates.
Graveside services were Monday, Aug. 9, at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 12, 2010, p. 3A.
D. Austin, Jr.
John D. Austin, Jr. made his final transition on February 1, 2000 when he passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack in Atlanta, Georgia.
Born to Martha and John Austin on March 30, 1947 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin, Ohio, John attended Oberlin public schools and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1966. While at Oberlin High, John was a multi-year letterman in football, basketball, and track; and he set a record in the high jump that stood for many years. Following graduation, John served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1966-70 and he attended Southeastern University in Washington, D.C.
John accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by The Rev. Fred Steen at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
John was a well-known entrepreneur and businessman in the Atlanta/Washington D.C. areas where he founded three successful businesses: Athena Corporation, Pace Enterprises, and most recently, he was Partner/CEO of Onx, Inc., a telecommunications consulting company. His interests also included golf, tennis, and basketball.
His greatest love however, was reserved for his family. He was a loving father to 5 children: Christin, Ericka, and John II (born of his marriage to Aiko Woods), and Shannon and Skyler (born of his marriage to Phyllis Mitchell). Survivors also include 2 grandchildren: Raine (Christin's daughter) and Sidney (Ericka's daughter); 2 brothers: Tony Austin (Chicago), Barry Austin (Ohio); 5 sisters: Gloria Singleton, Vanessa Austin, Connie Brown, (all of Atlanta, Georgia); Shirley Mayo and Donna Baker of Oberlin. He also leaves to mourn his mother, Martha Austin, grandmother Janie Greene, and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father John, Sr., and one brother, Robert Austin.
Funeral Program Obituary.
Vanessa Leigh Austin
Stockbridge, Ga. — Vanessa Leigh Austin, 55, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Vitas Hospice Center in Stockbridge, Ga. after a long illness.
She was born September 2, 1953 in Oberlin, Ohio [and graduated from OHS in 1972].
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Oberlin. She was very avid in helping Breast Cancer society.
She was survived by her mother Martin D. Austin, Oberlin; daughters Cherice (Deon Sr.) Yarber of Morrow, Georgia, Chauncey Austin of Louisville, Ky; grandchildren Deon Jr., DeCaya Yarber and Raif Robinson & Pearce Robinson; sisters, Gloria A. Singleton of Atlanta, Georgia, Shirley Mayo, Donna Mae Baker, Constance Brown, all of Oberlin; and brothers, Anthony Austin, Silver Springs, Md. and Barry Austin Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by father John Henry Austin; brothers John Dennis Austin and Robert Austin; and grandmother Janie Green.
Friends may visit Tuesday, June 30, 2009 from 10 am until time of services at 11 am. Funeral Services will be June 30, 2009 at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Anthoni D. McElrath of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment at Westwood Cemetery.
Cowling Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sat., June 27, 2009.
Arthur C. Avery
Arthur C. Avery, 89, known to many Alturas residents during his almost 30 years as a resident in Alturas, died March 13, 1998 at his home in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Mr. Avery, an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Rebekah Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327, Alturas and the Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club, had relocated with his wife Ruth to Klamath Falls in November of 1997.
He was born in Cincinnati on October 5, 1908 and reared in Oberlin, Ohio. During his service with the U.S. Navy, he worked with Radar. Art and Ruth Wait were married in 1935. Mr. Avery was a factory worker over the years. The Averys moved to Alturas in 1970. He loved to fish and was an avid bowler who enjoyed league play in Alturas. He also worked with the Junior Bowlers and the Special Olympics.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, June Marie.
He is survived by his wife Ruth of 63 years; two daughters, Mary Thomas of Klamath Falls, Ore.; Janet Johnson of Oberlin; 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several of whom reside in Alturas and one great-great-grandson.
Services were held at graveside at the Alturas Cemetery on Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. Lunch followed at the Christian Life Assembly church in Alturas.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Merle West Cancer Treatment Center, 2610 Uhrmann Road, Klamath Falls, Ore. 97601.
The Modoc County Record, Alturus, Calif., March 19, 1998.
Charles William [William Charles on OHS graduation list] Avery, 90, died Friday, March 26, 2004 at Scripps Encinitas Hospital, Encinitas, Calif.
He was born in 1913 in Pittsfield in the farmhouse of his parents, Floyd Garrison Avery and Cora Ada Sherburne Avery and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Pittsfield.
A graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1931] and Oberlin College (Class of 1938), Mr. Avery’s first job to earn college money was at Gibson’s Bakery. He was a veteran of the Army in World War II, serving in North Africa and France. He held two master’s degrees in French and Spanish and taught high school languages for more than 30 years in the Chicago area.
He retired to Encinitas, Calif., in 1979, to paint, write, and play violin.
He is survived by his wife, Elise, of Encinatis; sister, Elsie Avery Mann of Wellington; sons Craig of Montgomery, Ohio, and Chad of Paw Paw, Mich.; grandchildren Justin, Aaron, Ethan and Elizabeth and nieces and nephews.
The oldest member of the Avery family, his other brothers and sisters preceded him in death. They were Treva, Kenneth, Lester, and Knowlton. The farmhouse in which Mr. Avery grew up is near the Lorain County Vocational School.
A memorial service after cremation was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, Encinitas Chapel, 340 Melrose Ave., Encinitas, Calif.
A memorial service and reception will be held at Pittsfield Church on June 12, 11 a.m. Interment will be at Pittsfield Cemetery. The family suggests that donations be made to Pittsfield Church.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 25, 2004, p. 2.
Mrs. Knowlton Avery
Daisy Mann Avery, 63, 189 N. Pleasant, was dead on arrival at Allen Hospital Tuesday afternoon after being stricken at home with an apparent heart attack.
Born in Youngstown on Dec. 8, 1910, she had lived in Oberlin since 1923 [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1929].
She is survived by her husband, Knowlton; a son, William, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Nicholas (Inez) Gardinier, 158 S. Cedar, Mrs. Malcolm (Marion) Scott, 189 E. College and Mrs. Robert (Nadina) Baker, Wellington; one brother, James Mann, Rt. 58 S.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 today at the Cowling Funeral Home, where services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Peter Beebe officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 27, 1973, p. 4.
Mary Schubert Avery
Mary [Elizabeth] Shubert [Schubert] Avery, 84, of Glenwood Springs died June 7 in Valley View Hospital. Services were private. Burial will be in Ohio. Mrs. Avery was born in Elyria, Ohio [and graduated from OHS in 1926]. She was a school teacher. Survivors include her husband, Karl of Redstone; one son, Mark of Denver; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Contributions: Respiratory Care Unit, Valley View Hospital, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs 81602.
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, Saturday, June 12, 1993, p. 65A.
Mary Schubert Avery
Mary Schubert Avery [OC ’30, died] June 7, 1993, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., at age 84. A mathematics major, she taught in several Ohio public schools in the 1930s. From 1943 to 1945 she did aeronautical research at the Lewis Flight Laboratory in Cleveland. Survivors include her husband, Karl; a son; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1993, p. 46.