Geoffrey Nadel
Geoffrey Nadel, 44, of Marshfield, Vt., formerly of Oberlin, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Dartmouth0Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family following a fierce battle against cancer.
He was born Nov. 27, 1965, in Hampton, Va., the son of Arthur Nadel and Mavis Clerk.
Mr. Nadel was a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a champion of any breed of underdog, and unceasingly generous to those he loved. He spent the majority of his time coloring outside the lines.
He had just started what he hoped would be a motorcycle restoration and building business when his illness was diagnosed.
Mr. Nadel was a staunch supporter of the programs of Twinfield Union School where his beloved daughters are students. Despite his own discomfort in a traditional academic surrounding, he never failed, before his illness, to attend school events, and enthusiastically applauded the creative opportunities it offers students.
Mr. Nadel graduated from Oberlin High School, and attended Goddard College in Vermont.
Survivors include his wife Anne (Abrams) Nadel of Marshfield, whom he married in 1990; two daughters, Holly and Danya of Marshfield; his brother, Chris Nadel and wife Amy of Atlanta, Ga.; his father, Arthur Nadel of New York, NY; his mother-in-law, Sheila Abrams of Schooley’s Mtn., N.J.; and many good friends including his best friend, Calem Romasco of Plainfield.
He was predeceased by his mother, Mavis Clark, and his father-in-law, Bernard Abrams.
A celebration of Geoffrey’s life is being planned for the near future.
Donations made in his memory may be directed to the Holly and Danya Nadel Education Fund, c/o Merchants Bank, 105 N. Main St., Barre, Vt., 05641.
Sayles Funeral Home of St. Johnsbury is assisting the family with arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 26, 2010, p. 2.


Mrs. Charles D. Napier
Eleanor Beebe Napier, sister of Doris B. Moore of 221 W. College and a former resident of Oberlin, died Saturday at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland. A memorial service was held yesterday evening at Rockport Methodist Church in Rocky River.
Mrs. Napier, whose husband was the late Charles Davidson Napier, lived on Northview Rd. in Rocky River; her father was Iva M. Beebe of Oberlin. [She was a 1931 graduate of Oberlin High School].
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Moore include three sons, William of Boulder, Colo., James, at home, and Charles of Norwell, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 21, 1974, p. 8.

Michael Lee Nary
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. today at the Cowling Funeral Home for Michael Lee Nary, 19, of Oberlin. He died Monday evening at Allen Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle-pickup truck accident.
Born in Elyria on Oct. 29, 1968, he had lived in Oberlin all his life.
He graduated from Oberlin High School and the Joint Vocational School in 1987. He was president of the senior class at JVS, where he was in the electrician program. He lettered in football and wrestling, played in the orchestra, and was a member of VICA.
He was employed as an electrician at Bettcher Industries, Birmingham.
He was a member of the Church of the Living God, Lorain.
Survivors include his parents, Clyde and Barbara Nary of Oberlin; two sisters, Michelle Jenkins of LaGrange and Valerie Nary of Lorain; a brother, Kevin of Atlanta, Ga.; and his grandmother, Mrs. Dee Corrai of Elyria.
Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 14, 1988, p. 2.

Nathan Joseph Nash, Sr.
Nathan Joseph Nash, Sr., was born on February 15, 1934 at Allen Hospital, Oberlin, Ohio. He died July 15, 2001.
He was the son of Basil Chester Nash and Hazel Jarman Nash (nee Potter). He graduated from Oberlin High School in June 1952. In April 1953 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served on active duty until April 1957 and then served in the active reserve until July 1961.
At that time he went back on active duty with the Air Force, receiving a commission in September of that year. He remained on active duty until his retirement on June 30, 1977. His overseas assignments were to England, Korea & Vietnam. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, The Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal and Bronze Star Medal.
While in the active reserve, he graduated from Central Missouri State College (now University) with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. He taught government and world history during 1960-61 school year at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio. He moved to Nevada upon his retirement from the Air Force. He worked as a substitute teacher in the Washoe County School District from 1977 until 1990.
He received the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business in May 1980.
He received his real estate license in 1978 and has been a sales associate at Pyramid Realty since 1987. He has been a member of the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS since May 1978.
He has maintained membership in the Moose Lodge, the American Leigon, the VFW, the Retired Officers Association, and the Reserve Officers Association.
He was married to Sarah Lavon Nash (nee Jones) on July 24, 1955 and she survives. Also surviving are sons Nathan Joseph Jr. of Fallon, William Charles of Reno, and daughter Diana Lynn also of Reno and 5 granddaughters.
Services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Ross Burke & Knoble, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno.
Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada, Tuesday, July 17, 2001, p. 5C.

Nathan Joseph Nash, Sr.

Nathan Joseph Nash Sr., 67, of Reno, Nevada, former Oberlin resident, died July 15.
Born and raised in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1952.
In April 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served on active duty until April 1957, and then in the active reserve until July, 1961. At that time he went back on active duty, receiving a commission in September, 1961. He remained on active duty until retiring in June, 1977. He served overseas in England, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.
While in the active reserve, he graduated from Central Missouri State College with a B.S. in education. During 1960-61 he taught government and world history at Oberlin High School.
After retiring from the Air Force, he moved to Nevada and worked as a substitute teacher in the Washoe County School District from 1977 to 1990.
He received the Associate in Applied Science degree in business in May, 1980. He also received his real estate license in 1978 and had been a sales associate at Pyramid Reality since 1987. Since May, 1978, he had been a member of the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.
Mr. Nash was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Retired Officers Association, and Reserve Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Lavon (nee Jones); sons Nathan Joseph Jr. of Fallon, Nev., and William Charles of Reno; daughter Diana Lynn of Reno; and five granddaughters.
Memorial gifts may be made in his name to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 24, 2001, p. 3.

Joseph E. Nasipak
Joseph E. Nasipak, 76, of Elyria, brother of John Nasipak of Oberlin, died Friday at Holy Family Home, Parma, after a long illness.
Mr. Nasipak retired as a foreman in 1976 after 25 years with Ford Motor Company, Brook Park.
He graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1932] and attended Fenn College in Cleveland. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of Disabled American Veterans; VFW Post 1079 Rifle Squad; Croatian Lodge, Lorain; and St. Mary Catholic Church, Elyria.
Other survivors include his wife, Mary; daughters, Kathleen and Marcia, both of Elyria; sons, Joseph Jr. of Lexington and Edward of Elyria; a brother, Martin of Florida; and four grandchildren.
Services were Monday morning in the Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, followed by Mass at St. Mary Church.
Burial, with full military honors conducted by VFW Post 1079, was in St. Mary Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 16, 1990, p. 2.

Martin Nasipak, 85, Had Fond Memories of Lake Erie Fishing

The Former Ohio Autoworker Also Liked to Paint Landscapes for Friends and Family
Tavares – When summer arrived in Ohio, Martin [Edward] Nasipak liked nothing better than to go fishing in Lake Erie.
Nasipak lived in nearby Elyria, Ohio, and made the short trek as often as he could to cast his fishing line.
"He didn't care what kind of fish he caught as long as he was fishing. But he came home most of the time with quite a catch," said his son, Richard Nasipak of McKinney, Texas.
Martin Nasipak died Friday in Eustis from natural causes. He was 85.
After Martin Nasipak retired from General Motors in 1976 and moved to Tavares, he gave up fishing but found new interests, including serving in the Knights of Columbus in Eustis.
His job at GM included maintaining all of the machinery at the factory.
"It was quite a large place," Richard Nasipak said.
Born in Brownsville, Pa., Martin Nasipak moved to Oberlin, Ohio, with his family when he was a child. He [graduated from OHS in 1935 and] married Theresa Oslovcan on June 14, 1941.
He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II for about four years and was discharged as a sergeant in 1945.
While living in Ohio, he liked to create oil paintings of landscapes.
"He didn't want to sell them. Instead he gave them away to friends and family members," Richard Nasipak said. "I have a couple myself."
After moving to Tavares, Martin Nasipak became a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mount Dora and the American Legion Post in Tavares.
Other survivors include his wife, Theresa Nasipak, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors in Tavares is handling arrangements.
The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, April 9, 2002, p. G2.

Valentin Nasipak
Valentin Nasipak, 65, of Manlius, New York, died Thursday at his home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Nasipak had lived in Manlius for 24 years, moving there from Elyria. He was born in Brownsville, Pa. [and was a 1939 graduate of OHS.]
He retired in 1984 after serving 21 years as manager of Transducer Production Operations of General Electric in Syracuse, New York.
He was a member of the Class of 1946 of the U.S. Naval Academy and had received two masters degrees—one from Mass. Institute of Technology and one from Rennselear Polytechnical Institute.
Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley Oliver; sons, Paul M. of Webster, N.Y.; Andrew J. of Syracuse; a daughter, Suzanne Nasipak of Rochester, N.Y.; brothers, John, Joseph and Martin, all of Elyria; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home in Fayetteville, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elyria.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, December 27, 1987, p. B5.

Loretta Anna (Webber) Neal
Oberlin - Loretta Anna Neal (nee Webber), 91, of Oberlin died January 15, 2012 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born March 5, 1920 to the late Nicholas and Mayme (Justin) Webber, and lived her entire life in Oberlin. Loretta graduated from Oberlin High School with the class of 1938. She worked at the Varsity Restaurant and for the Oberlin News Tribune. She married Arthur Neal on August 31, 1940, and together they built a house on Oberlin Road where they raised their family.
She was involved with the American Cancer Society for many years helping with the flower sales and auctions. She was also involved with the Oberlin Senior Center, AARP, Farm Women's Club and the Altar and Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of which she was a member.
Loretta's hobbies were crafts, ceramics, cards and coloring black and white portraits. She was also an accomplished baker as to which her recipients could attest. Her greatest joy was caring for her family.
She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Al) Pasadyn [OHS ‘61] of Wellington; sons, Jim Neal (Nancy) of Hudson, Tom (Lillian) Neal of Amherst and Terry (Jeanie) Neal of Fishers, IN; 15 grandchildren: Michelle (Tony) Foy, Laurie (Mike) Brubaker, Aaron (Jen) Pasadyn, Jason (Stephanie), Michael, Steve and Kevin McClean, Megan, Emily, Matt and Connor Neal, Jessica Clinton, Ryan Neal, Kristen (Drew) Allen and Lindsey (John) Hoinowski; 14 great-grandchildren: Chase (Jen), Justin and Derek Belza, Morgan Foy, Jordan (Alana) and Emily Brubaker, Paige, Peyton and Paris Pasadyn, Braden, Marley and Liam McClean, Noah Clinton and Blake Allen. Loretta was also anticipating the birth of another grandchild and the birth of her first great-great -grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur in 1998, her daughter Donna McClean in 1989 and her brothers Donald [OHS ‘35]and Lloyd Webber [OHS ‘47].
Visitation hours will be on Wednesday from 4-7PM at the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W. Lorain Rd., Oberlin, 44074 with Rev. Robert Cole as the celebrant. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions in Loretta's name can be made to: New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd. Elyria, OH 44035, The American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, CATTS, 39 W. Vine St., Oberlin 44074 or to Sacred Heart Church.
Online condolences may be sent at cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

Stephanie Neal
Stephanie Johnson Neal died on Feb. 17, 2011, after undergoing a medical procedure at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She had fought a long-term battle with a debilitating heart condition since age 50 and had remained upbeat and active beyond all expectations.
A celebration of life will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Anchorage Museum atrium.
Stephanie was born to Stephen and Marion Johnson in Wilkinsburg, Pa., on Nov. 11, 1931. She grew up in the Midwest, graduating from Oberlin, Ohio High School in 1949 and attending the College of William and Mary, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1953.
In 1953, she married Lt. Donald Neal. During his 28-year military career with its 19 moves, she was always able to provide a loving and welcoming home for Don and their three daughters. Upon arrival at Fort Richardson, they knew immediately that they had found their true home, Alaska, and have lived here since 1968.
Stephanie's life outside family was centered on volunteer work and helping others. She was a volunteer for the Girl Scouts Susitna Council, the Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Concert Association for over 30 years. The Girl Scouts honored her with the Thanks Badge II. She was one of the first Volunteers of the Year at the Museum, and Stephanie was one of 20 Alaskans honored with a First Lady's Volunteer Award in 1993.
She enjoyed music and theater of all kinds. In addition to her love of the arts, Stephanie was an avid reader and a crossword puzzle fanatic. She was very knowledgeable about Alaska history and attended classes through UAA's OLE' program. Her home was the center of family activities and celebrations and she took great joy in being with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Don; daughters, Deborah (Lee) Holmes and Cheryl (Mark) Lovegreen; grandchildren, Jenna, Matt and Alex Brown, and Katy Lovegreen; stepmother, Helen Johnson; and siblings Stephen Johnson III and Cheryl Mees.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marion Johnson; her father, Stephen Johnson Jr.; and a daughter, Patricia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anchorage Concert Association at http://www.anchorageconcerts.org/_support-aca/make-donation.php.
Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Home-Bragaw Chapel.
Alaska Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Dorothy R. Nedwick-Kreutzer
Oberlin -- Dorothy R. Nedwick-Kreutzer, 74, of Oberlin, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Welcome Nursing Home, following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Oberlin, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a 1946 graduate of Oberlin High School.
Mrs. Nedwick-Kreutzer worked as a head clerk and cashier at Fisher Fazio in Oberlin for 37 years, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, the American Association of Retired Persons 395, Local 880 through Fazio, National Council Catholic Women, the Neighborhood Secret Sisters, United Auto Workers 780, and the Russia Township Farm Womens Club.
She enjoyed travel, flower gardening and reading.
Survivors include her brother, Henry Schmitz of Oberlin; sisters Beatrice Bucholz of Wellington and Lois Wohlever-Jackson of Oberlin; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her second husband, James Milton Kreutzer; first husband, Raymond J. Nedwick Sr.; brother, Joseph P. Schmitz; sisters Margaret J. Tingler and Florence Schmitz; and parents Henry and Margaret (nee Younglas) Schmitz.
Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. William B. Padavick, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, September 13, 2003.

Kathleen J. Neel
Kathleen J. [Jessie] Neel, 87, of Elizabeth, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 at her residence. She was born December 8, 1921 in Dover to the late William and Jennie Riggs Bates [and graduated from OHS in 1940].
She was a housekeeper at Oberlin College.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary K. (Andrew) Manko; grandchildren, Richard and Alyssa Manko, all of Elizabeth; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Graydon H. Neel; and sons, Richard, Donald and Doug.
Friends will be received at Striffler's of Dravosburg/W. Miffling, 740 Pgh-McK Blvd., Dravosburg, 15034, (412) 678-6192, Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 2 P.M. until the time of service at 6 P.M. Burial will be Monday, December 15, 2008, 12 Noon in Camden Township Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, December 13, 2008.

Melvin Neikirk

Melvin [George] Neikirk, 83, Sarasota, died July 21, 1997.
He was born March 16, 1914, in Bucyrus, Ohio, and [graduated from OHS in 1931. He] came to Sarasota 19 years ago from Berkley, Mich., where he retired after 17 years as a boiler operator for William Beaumont Hospital. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Masonic Lodge 536 in Berkley and the Church of the Nativity-Episcopal in Sarasota.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Patricia G. McGruther of Sarasota and Judith A. of St. Augustine; a sister, Anna L. Collyer of Beverly Hills; and a grandchild.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Manor Clubhouse on Fruitville Road in Sarasota. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Nativity-Episcopal, 5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida, Wednesday, July 23, 1997, p. 6B.

Juanita Wright Nelson

Juanita Wright Nelson, [OHS ’26, OC ’29, died] Sept. 19, 1993, in Houston. She was 87. She earned the K.P.T. degree at Oberlin, an A.B. degree at West Virginia State Coll. Inst., and an M.A. degree at Marshall U. For 41 years she taught primary grades in Charleston, W.V. She was also a critic teacher for West Virginia State Coll. A daughter survives.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter/Spring 1994, p. 48.


Lanman J. Nettleton

Lanman J. Nettleton died in Salt Lake City on September 6, 1923, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Nettleton graduated from [OHS in 1870, Oberlin College in 1875, and] Yale Theological Seminary and for a time was a Congregational minister. He then went to Tabor University as Professor of Latin and Greek. He moved to Salt Lake in 1903. His widow, a son and a daughter survive him.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, November 1923, p. 29.

Jeanine Henke Neumann
Jeanine Henke Neumann, 47, of Sharon, Mass., died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at her home.
Mrs. Neumann was a [1979] graduate of Oberlin High School, and received a BA from the College of Wooster. She earned an MS from Boston University. For 22 years, she was the director of client services at Berkshire Partners, Boston.
She is survived by her husband Peter F. Neumann; daughters Olivia F. and Julia L. Neumann, both of Sharon; a sister, Lia Henke Lowrie of Cleveland Heights; and her parents, Herbert and Sabra Henke of Oberlin. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Henke. [Also survived by nieces and nephews and many dear friends.]
A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 21, 2008, in Sharon [at the First Congregational Church of Sharon at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception in the church hall. Visitation has been omitted and interment will be private]. In Jeanine’s memory, donations may be made to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 99 Atkinson St., Boston, Mass., 02118-2701.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 1, 2008, p. 2. [The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass., Wednesday, June 18, 2008, p. D19.]

Mary Jane Neumann
Wellington -- Mary Jane Neumann, 72, of Wellington, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a long illness.
She was born July 31, 1931, in Oberlin[, graduated from OHS in 1949,] and was a lifelong resident of the Wellington-Oberlin area.
Mrs. Neumann was a member of First Congregational Church of Christ, Wellington, and was active in the Grange and Farm Bureau. She served as a 4-H advisor for 30 years and enjoyed sewing, crafts and flower arranging.
Survivors include her sons the Rev. Kevin Neumann of Montezuma, Ohio, Dennis Neumann of Elyria and Duane Neumann of Wellington; daughters Tara Jo Mitchel of Cambridge, Beth Smelker of Columbus and Linda Lashley of Wellington; sisters Margaret Adler of Racine, Wis., and Virginia Bickel and Carol J. Geiger, both of Oberlin; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Charles Jacob Neumann; her parents, Morris and Emma (nee Elmes) Hurst; and brothers Melvin Charles Hurst and Donald Hurst.
Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at Cowling-Truman Funeral Home, 218 Herrick Ave., E., Wellington, where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kevin Neumann of Montezuma Church and the Rev. Frank Radcliff of East Oberlin Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Oberlin Community Church, 43709 Oberlin-Elyria Road, Oberlin, OH 44074; First Congregational Church of Christ Elevator Fund, 140 S. Main St., Wellington, OH 44090; or New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035-1450.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, June 08, 2004.

Rudolph Charles Jacob Neumann
Rudolph Charles Jacob Neumann, 72, of Wellington, former Oberlin police officer and father of Rev. Kevin Neumann, pastor of East Oberlin Community Church, died May 21 at the Elms Convalescent Home in Wellington after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, he lived here until moving to Wellington in 1965.
Mr. Neumann worked as a police officer for the city of Oberlin for 12 years and was police chief in Wellington for 13 years. He also worked as a security guard at the Federal Aviation Administration in Oberlin and at Allen Memorial Hospital.
In Wellington, he served as Mayor and as a Councilman. He volunteered for the Wellington Senior Citizens Bus and the Salvation Army. He also was an advisor for 4-H for many years.
Mr. Neumann was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wellington.
Others survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; two other sons, Duane and Dennis, both of Wellington; daughters Linda Lashley of Wellington, Beth Smelker of Columbus and Tara Jo Mitchel of Cambridge, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, William Neumann of Oberlin; and sisters Margaret Graves of Center Valley, Pa., and Emogene Erickson of Strongsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Mary Jane (nee Hurst) Neumann.
Services were May 24 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ Church in Wellington with the Rev. Philip Kuntz, pastor, officiating.
There will be a private family burial at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 140 S. Main St., Wellington 44090; East Oberlin Community Church, 43709 Old Rt. 20, Oberlin 44074; or the New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, 44035.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 25, 1999, p. 2.

Rudolph F. Neumann, 68, dies Friday of heart attack
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the East Oberlin Community Church for Rudolph Frank Neumann, 68, of RD 1.

He was pronounced dead at Allen Hospital Friday at 3:20 p. m. after he suffered an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Neumann, born Sept. 30, 1895, in LaGrange, lived his entire life in this area[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1916]. He was employed for 42 years at General Industries in Elyria, retiring last May, and was also a farmer.
He was a member of East Oberlin Community Church, Oberlin Grange and Oberlin Masonic Blue Lodge and was a charter member of Elyria El Rey Grotto.

Surviving Mr. Neumann are his wife, the former Hilda M. Glover; three daughters, Mrs. Corwin (Amelia) Garrett of Medina, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Graves of Allentown, Pa., and Miss Emogene Neumann, at home; two sons, Rudolph C. J. and William E., both of Oberlin; and 10 grandchildren.

A Masonic service was held at Cowling Funeral Home Friday evening.

Rev. Alan Campbell conducted the funeral service and burial was in Westwood Cemetery.

Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 20, 1964, p. 1B.

Dorothy (Beard) Newberg

Dorothy Beard Newberg, [OHS ’19, OC ’23, died] May 18, 1991, in Saginaw, Mich. Born Feb. 26, 1901, in Foochow, China, she taught physical education in Saginaw 29 years. She coached girls’ basketball for Ames United Methodist Church, winning state championships in 1936 and 1937. She was a former Worthy Matron and Grand Ruth of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her father, Willard L. Beard, Class of 1891; her mother, Ellen Kinney Beard, Class of 1891; a sister, Phebe Beard ’19; and a brother, M. Gould ’20. She is survived by sisters Geraldine Beard ’21, Marjorie Beard Butt ’28, and Kathleen Beard Elmer ’30.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Fall 1991, p. 32.


Virginia Lee Newman

Memorial services for Virginia Lee [Edmunds] Newman, 76 will be held at 3:00 p.m. today at Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. Philip Hugel officiating. Mrs. Newman died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Arrington Funeral Directors & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Newman was born February 18, 1928 in Aurora, Illinois the daughter of the late George and Luvilla Landberg Edmunds. [She graduated from OHS in 1947.] She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Newman is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert Newman of Jackson, TN; two sons, Michael Newman and wife Linda and Peter Newman, all of Jackson, TN; two sisters, Dorris Schubert of Oberlin, OH and Patsy Goerner of Oswego, IL; and four grandchildren, Julie Newman, Sarah Newman, James Newman and Robert Newman.
Arrington Funeral Directors 148 W. University Parkway 731-668-1111
The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tenn., Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

Local Notes and News [George L. Nichols]
Died. In Melbourne, Washington, June 21, aged 55 years, George L. Nichols, formerly of Oberlin, class of [’75 OHS and] ’80 O. C.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, July 3, 1912, p. 5.

Margaret Anne Nichols
Miss Margaret Anne Nichols, daughter of Dr. J. H. Nichols of 343 Elm and the late Louise Allen Nichols, died on May 16 in Boothbay, Me. after suffering a massive cerebral hemorrhage. She was 48.
Born in Chicago Oct. 21, 1923, Miss Nichols lived most of her life in Columbus and Oberlin. A [1942] graduate of Oberlin High School, she attended Oberlin College from 1943 to 1946 and was graduated from Kent State University in 1947.
She taught physical education at Lake Erie College and at Vermont Junior College and worked as a counselor at several summer camps in Maine. She moved to Boothbay in 1956.
Besides Dr. Nichols, Miss Nichols is survived by a brother, John Richard Nichols of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and her stepmother, Catherine Burtt Nichols.
A memorial service will be held in late August either in Boothbay Harbor or at Camp Pemigewasset in Wentworth, N.H., where her father is a director and owner.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 26, 1972, p. 3.

Andrew Lidell Nilson
Andrew Lidell Nilson, 71, died in his sleep on February 20, 1964. He had had two previous heart attacks. [He graduated from OHS in 1910 and from Oberlin College in 1914.] He had retired at the end of 1960 as executive director and secretary of the United Fund of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas. Raising funds for social agencies had been his life work.
He and Charlotte Lenore Hyde, ’13, were married on January 30, 1915. Nilson bean his career at the Union Savings and Trust Company in Warren, Ohio, where he became vice president and trust officer. From 1929 to 1946 he was engaged in fund raising in Warren, Ohio, Miami, Florida, and Paterson, New Jersey. In 1946 he went to Fort Worth and the United Fund. At the time of his death the Fort Worth Press said, “Andy Nilson has died and with him went a life that was a good one and a useful one. Andy really created the United Fund for us, provided the transition from the Community Chest into the broad field which now serves our county. He was a pleasant and friendly man who liked to work with people and who left friendships all along the way.”
Nilson was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, and the United Fund agencies. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and seven grandchildren. A great-grandchild was born the day Andrew Nilson died.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1964, p. 39.

Minnie Ardell Smith Noble
Mrs. Seth Noble (Minnie Ardell Smith) died on March 4, 1961, in Los Angeles. She had celebrated her 95th birthday on September 7, 1960, and we were fortunate to have a picture of her with two great-grandchildren for the December 1960 Alumni Magazine (p. 33).
After her graduation from [OHS in 1885 and from] Oberlin [College in 1888], Minnie Smith taught for a year in Iowa and then in Plankinton, South Dakota. There she met Seth Noble, whom she married on June 4, 1890. He died in 1948.
A daughter Margaret (Mrs. N. Bradford Trenham), a graduate of Stanford University, survives her.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, May 1961, p. 39.

Gerdon Noble Dies
When the [Oberlin College] Class of 1885 meets for its fiftieth reunion in June, it will have lost one of its most loyal and beloved members. Gerdon W. Nobel, for years class secretary and editor of an excellent class letter, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martha Griffiths of Oakland, California, on Thursday, September 6, 1934. He was seventy-two years old.
Gerdon Wallace Noble was born in LaGrange, Ohio, on the fourth of July, 1862, the son of William Wallace Noble and Lucinda Miller. He graduated from [OHS in 1880 and from] Oberlin College in 1885, and five years later married Miss Jessie Findley. To this union four children were born. For many years the Nobles have made their home in Omaha, Nebraska, where Mr. Noble was with the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company. During Oberlin’s Endowment Campaign of 1923 he was one of the district chairmen.
Mrs. Harriet C. Andrews ’85 writes of him, “His devotion to his family, to Oberlin, his classmates and friends was unbounded. He had never missed a class reunion and was counting on being present at the fiftieth in June. He leaves hosts of friends, whose lives have been enriched by his kindly interest.”
Besides his wife, Mr. Noble leaves his two daughters, Martha Noble Griffiths ’19 and Genene Noble Stocker c’27; his two sons Will and David, both graduates of the University of Nebraska and associated with their father in the insurance business; and seven grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, October 1934, p. 17.
Gerdon W. Noble is giving successfully constructive service as general agent for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, and maintains his office headquarters in the Peters Building in the city of Omaha.
Mr. Noble is able to revert to the fine old Buckeye State as the place of his nativity, his birth having occurred on the parental homestead farm near LaGrange, Lorain County, Ohio, July 4, 1862. He is a son of William Wallace Noble and Lucinda M. (Miller) Noble, the former of whom is deceased and the latter of whom now maintains her residence in the city of Elyria, Ohio, she being ninety years of age at the time of this writing, in the summer of 1926, and being in splendid command of her physical and mental faculties.
William Wallace Noble was born at Youngsville, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1826, and he gave the major part of his active life to farm industry. [p.304] The closing period of his life was passed, however, at Elyria, Ohio, in which city his death occurred in January, 1914. He was a son of Minor S. and Antis (Sturdevant) Noble. Minor S. Noble was born in Herkimer County, New York, later resided in Pennsylvania, and from the Keystone State he removed to Ohio in 1833, both he and his wife having there passed the remainder of their lives. The venerable widow of William W. Noble was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, June 14, 1836, and is a daughter of David and Susan (Smith) Miller, who were pioneers of that county. Her marriage to Mr. Noble was solemnized at LaGrange, Ohio, October 11, 1855, and they were for a number of years residents of Nebraska, with residence first in Omaha and later in Lincoln, in which latter city they celebrated in 1905 their golden-wedding anniversary. Of the four children the subject of this review was the second in order of birth: Agnes is the wife of Judge E. N. Warden, of Lima, Ohio; Hibbert W. is a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Norma is the wife of Edward A. Hubbard, of Elyria, Ohio.
The public schools of LaGrange, Ohio, were the medium through which Gerdon W. Noble acquired his earlier education, and in his native state he received also his higher education, he having been graduated from Oberlin College in 1885, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Prior to this, as well as afterward, he was a successful teacher in the public schools, and after his graduation at Oberlin he came forthwith to Nebraska, where for four years he was a successful and popular teacher in Weeping Water Academy, Cass County. He was then elected county superintendent of schools of that county, an office in which his administration, of four years, was signally effective.
In 1894 Mr. Noble assumed an agency for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, and in March of that year he was transferred from Plattsmouth to the capital city of the state, where he was made district agent for the company. He thereafter continued the vital and progressive district agent at Lincoln until March, 1900, when he became the company's general agent at Omaha, his brother, H. W. Noble, succeeded him in Lincoln, and soon they became partners under the firm name of Noble & Noble. Their administrative jurisdiction includes all of Nebraska as well as six counties in Iowa. Mr. Noble has made an admirable record as one of the representative life insurance executives in Nebraska, and he is one of the broad-gauged and publicspirited citizens of the state metropolis. He has membership in the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Omaha Athletic Club and the Happy Hollow Country Club. He and his wife are zealous members of Calvary Baptist Church, of which he is a trustee, besides which he formerly served as superintendent of its Sunday School. Mr. Noble finds his chief summer-season recreation through the medium of motor tours, and in 1925 he and his wife made a four months' European tour, including a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.
At Atlantic, Iowa, on December 31, 1891, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Noble and Miss Jessie Findley, and they have four children: William F. is associated with his father's general insurance agency; Martha is the wife of Arthur B. Griffith, of Ventura, California; David G. likewise has become connected with the general insurance agency of his father; and Genene is, in 1926, a senior student in the celebrated Conservatory of Music connected with Oberlin College, Ohio. William F. Noble was in active overseas service in the World war, with the rank of first lieutenant. He married Miss Alice Proudfit, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and they have two children, Mary and Sarah.
Gerdon W. Noble is a citizen who takes loyal interest in all that concerns the communal welfare, and he has been especially active in the affairs of the Omaha Y. M. C. A., of which he was the president several years.
Nebraska, The Land and the People, Vol. 3 [database online at Ancestry.com]

Mrs. Roy Noble
Funeral services for Mrs. Roy [Pearl Katherine Nieding] Noble of St. Petersburg, Fla., who died Jan. 27, were held there and burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Noble’s survivors, in addition to the Oberlin residents listed in the News-Tribune obituary last week, include Mrs. Kenneth (Elma) Barclay of Grafton and Mrs. Martin (Ruth) Hacker of Greenwich.
Mrs. Barclay and Mrs. Harvey Pratt of 262 N. Main were both in Florida for the funeral.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 7, 1974, p. 4.
Pearl Nieding Noble died Jan. 27[, 1974,] at St. Petersburg, Fla. She was an assistant in the reference and circulation department at the [Oberlin College] Library 1938-39. She was born in Brownhelm, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1911, [graduated from OHS in 1929] and had lived in St. Petersburg since 1942. She leaves her husband, Roy, her mother, Mrs. William Nieding Sr. of Oberlin, and six sisters.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March/April 1974, p. 46.

Ruth Imlay (Dale) Nommesen

Ruth Dale Nommesen died April 12, 1984, in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif., of cancer. She was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Cleveland, [graduated from OHS in 1933,] and attended Oberlin [College] 1933-36 [class of 1937]. She was married to Carl Nommesen.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1985, p. 75.

Son of Nord founder dies at age 49
Cindy Leise | The Chronicle-Telegram
Bruce Beard Nord, the son of one of the founders of the Westlake-based Nordson Corp., died Sunday at the age of 49 at a hospice in Anderson, S.C.
He was the husband of Angela Bennett Nord, and the son of Cindy Whitehead Nord and the late Evan W. Nord, who founded the coatings and sealants company with his brother Eric and their father, Walter.
Nord graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1977]    , attended Lorain County Community College and was the retired president of Nord Communications Inc. in Greenville, S.C.
Fellow Oberlin High graduate Bill Pardee, who helped Nord run Nord Communications, a production company, said their fishing and hunting show featuring former pro football linebacker Jim Youngblood was the highest-rated outdoor show for a time on the Nashville Network.
“We went to real exotic places — Costa Rico to go sail fishing and in the Bahamas we went bonefishing and we went elk hunting in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness Area in Idaho,” Pardee said.
Nord had been battling cancer of the esophagus for about three years and “was definitely a fighter,” Pardee said.
Surviving are his wife, who went by the nickname Angel; two daughters, Katelyn and Allie; two sons, Joshua and Justin; two grandchildren, Rhyder and Rhianna; his mother, Cindy; two sisters, Katie and Allison; and two brothers, Eric and Ethan.
Pardee’s brother, John Pardee, president of the environmental consulting firm JP Incorporated, said the two families lived next to each other on Forest Street.
“He would as soon greet you with a hug as shake your hand,” John Pardee said. “Bruce never lived lavishly or tried to flaunt his wealth — he was always down to earth.”
In keeping with the Nord family philanthropic tradition, Nord was passionate about his work at the Montessori School in Anderson, S.C., according to John Mullaney, executive director of the Nord Family Foundation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Montessori School of Anderson, 280 Sam McGee Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at the Montessori School on Sam McGee Road in Anderson, S.C., at a later date.  The date of the memorial service will be posted at www.sullivanking.com, according to a spokeswoman for the Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel.
Contact Cindy Leise at 329-7245 or cleise@chroniclet.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, May 01, 2008.

Elizabeth Reid Norman
Oberlin -- Elizabeth Reid ''Betty'' Norman, 83, of Oberlin, died Monday, March 3, 2003, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a five-month illness.
She was born in Scotland and came to the United States with her family at the age of 4.
She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1937 and attended the Elyria School of Commerce.
Mrs. Norman was employed at Oberlin College for 41 years until her retirement in 1982. She became a secretary in the college's department of mathematics and physics in 1941 and served as secretary to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1958 until her retirement.
She attended First Church in Oberlin and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1442, Amherst, and a retired member of the Eagles Activity Club; and was a member of the national AARP and Amherst AARP. In retirement, she enjoyed travel.
Survivors include her son, James F. Norman of Oberlin, and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick G. Norman, in 1976; her parents, James and Janet (nee McGill) Reid; and brother, James Reid.
Friends may call Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave., Amherst, where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gil Fauber, interim pastor of First Church in Oberlin, and the Rev. James Dietz will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Erie Shores Humane Society, P.O. Box 1041, Elyria 44036.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Tuesday, March 04, 2003.

James F. Norman
Oberlin -- James F. Norman, 56, of Oberlin, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Allen Medical Center, following a sudden illness.
He was born in Oberlin in 1947.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1966 [1965] and attended Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, for two years.
He was a former 4-H adviser and enjoyed the Lorain County Fair and gardening and taking care of his yard.
Survivors include his daughters, Laurie Norman of Elyria, Becky Milks of Oberlin, Christina Stark of Elyria and Sherri Stark of Oberlin; and 10 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Elizabeth Norman.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Sheffield Township. The Rev. Billy Joe White, pastor of Wellington Free Will Baptist Church, will officiate.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, March 10, 2004.

Rites Set Tomorrow For A. C. Norris, 84
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Pittsfield Congregational Church for A. C. [Albert Charles] Norris, 84, Pittsfield Township resident for nearly a quarter century.
He died Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Allen Hospital, where he had been taken that morning, after a two-month illness.
Mr. Norris, born June 22, 1875 in Haskins, Wood County, came back to Ohio in 1935 after more than 30 years of teaching physics and chemistry in public school systems in Indiana and Illinois. For 12 years before his retirement in 1931 he also taught vocational agriculture.
After graduation from Oberlin High School in 1893 Mr. Norris received the SB degree from Oberlin College in 1898.
After his retirement from teaching he went into the insurance business. He and his wife were long-time correspondents for the Oberlin News-Tribune and Wellington Enterprise.
Active all his life in the Grange, Mr. Norris was a member of Wellington Grange, Lorain County Pomona Grange and the state and national organizations. He was a member of the Pittsfield Congregational Church.
The family home is on Quarry Rd.
Besides his wife Edith H., to whom he was married Dec. 11, 1903, Mr. Norris is survived by two sons, Frank G. of Steubenville and Wayne M. of Cincinnati; a half-brother, Roscoe Campbell, Pittsfield Township; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Photograph: A. C. Norris
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 3, 1959, p. 7A.

Arthur H. Nuhn
Albert Henry Nuhn, Boca Raton, died in Pompano Beach after a brief illness Monday. Mr. Nuhn was born in Vermilion, Ohio, March 25, 1989, [graduated from OHS in 1916,] and moved to Boca Raton one and a half years ago from Ocala.
He was a retired tax accountant for Chase Bag Co. of New York, and a [U.S. Marine Corps] veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his widow Mrs. Esther Nuhn of Boca Raton; one daughter, Miss Wanda Nuhn of Grand Rapids, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Dike and Mrs. Ruth Justice, both of Ohio; and one brother, Walter Nuhn [OHS ‘18] of Hamburg, N.Y.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, with the Rev. John Douglas, pastor of Community Church of Boca Raton, officiating.
Interment services will be Friday at 4 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, with the Rev. Roland Gerdes, director of Education Child Evangelism Fellowship of Michigan, officiating. Pallbearers will be David Hughes, Kenneth Fair, Rudy Cordrey, Wallace Johnson, B. J. Meadows and Dr. C. H. Saine, all of Ocala.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and instead contributions be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala, Fla, Thursday, August 3, 1967, p. 6.

Mrs. William Nute Jr.
Mrs. Mary Cornelia Rogers Nute, a former United Church of Christ nurse in Turkey, died Sunday in her home at 501 West 123d Street. Her age was 57. She was the wife of Dr. William L. Nute Jr., director of the Christian Medical Council of the Division of Overeseas Ministries of the National Council of Churches.
Mrs. Nute graduated [from OHS in 1927 and] from Oberlin College and studied nursing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Before her marriage in 1943, she taught in Albania and at the American College for Girls in Istanbul.
Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Christie and Mrs. Ernest Nadel, and a brother.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Tuesday, June 25, 1968, p. 41.
Mrs. William L. Nute Jr. (Mary C. Rogers), former United Church of Christ nurse in Turkey, died June 23 at her home in New York City. She left Turkey in 1965 after 17 years’ service with the United Church Board for World Ministries. In their last overseas assignment, Dr. and Mrs. Nute were stationed at Gaziantep, where Dr. Nute was chief of staff of the Azariah Smith Memorial Hospital.
Born April 29, 1911, in Syracuse, N.Y. Mrs. Nute was the daughter of Prof. Charles Rogers, who taught zoology at Oberlin from 1913 to 1941. She [graduated from OHS in 1927, received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in 1931,] received a master’s degree from Oberlin in 1936 and attended Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Before her marriage in 1943, she taught a year in Albania and four years at American College for Girls in Istanbul. She also taught English at Oberlin High School from 1940 to 1941.
Her primary interest was in education, but she also worked in public welfare. One of her special projects in Turkey was the development of a hospital volunteer program. Mrs. Nute leaves her husband; two daughters, Christie and Mrs. Irine Nadel; and a brother, Martin Rogers, ’35.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, August 1968, p. 46.