Mrs. Abbie Paddock
Lakewood—Mrs. Abbie M. Paddock [or Paddack], (nee Mills), 97, of 2017 Arthur Ave., died yesterday morning in the East Haven Nursing Home, Elyria, after a brief illness. She had lived with her daughter, Miss Charlotte Paddock, until becoming a patient at the nursing home in early September.
Mrs. Paddock was born on the Mills Dairy farm, Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, and spent almost all her life in the area. She was a graduate of Oberlin High School [class of 1877] and Oberlin Academy.
A member of the Ridgeville Congregational Church and the Lakewood Congregational Church, she was active in church organizations.
Surviving in addition to the daughter are a son, George A. Paddock, of Vero Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Joseph, and two sons, Hugh and Harvey, preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Klanke Funeral Home, 12629 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, from 7 to 9 tonight. Services will be tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. George Drew, pastor of the Lakewood Congregational Church, officiating.
Burial will be in North Ridgeville Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, October 21, 1958, p. 12.
Charles Joseph Paddock
Charles Joseph Paddock, 79, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23, 2003.
[He was] born in Oberlin, Ohio, February 25, 1924 [and graduated from OHS in 1942].
[He was] preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Grace Paddock and his sister, Margaret Maruschak. [He is] survived by his wife, Arline of 58 years; son, John of Maui; daughters, Kathy of Tucson, Joan (Robbert) Bruins of Oceanside; grandchildren, Aaron, Amber, Matthew, Corey, and Cameron and many nieces and nephews.
Charles proudly served his country during WWII in the Navy and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Memorial Service will be held 1100 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2003 at East Lawn Palms Chapel, 5801 E. Grant Rd. He will be remembered in Love and missed by all of us.
The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, December 28, 2003, p. B4.
Mrs. Gladys Funk Paddock Dies in Cleveland;
Mrs. Russell B. Paddock, 36, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Funk of Oberlin, died at Fairview Park Hospital at Cleveland on Friday. Her death followed a short illness and two operations performed a few days previous.
Gladys Funk was born in Henrietta township on May 14, 1905. She was graduated from the Oberlin High School with the class of 1925  and from the Oberlin School of Commerce.
She was employed for two years in the offices of the Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, and in June of 1929 was united in marriage to Russell B. Paddock. They had made their home in Cleveland since that time. She had spent this summer at the home of her parents and had returned to her Cleveland home only a short time when she was taken ill.
In addition to her husband and parents she leaves one son, Russell Webb, eleven, and one brother, Clarence, of Oberlin.
Services were Monday
Funeral services were held at the Funk home, 257 Elm street, on Monday afternoon. The Rev. John Keiper, of North Olmstead, who united Mr. and Mrs. Paddock in marriage, officiated.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 4, 1941, p. 1.
Frank J. Palczer, 72, of Kensington, husband of Dyla (DeNardi) Palczer, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.
Born in Amherst, Ohio, and raised in Oberlin, Ohio, he lived in Kensington since 1973. [He graduated from OHS in 1956.]
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Frank was employed at Lee Wilson Engineering in Ohio and then at Stanley Steel Strapping-Cold Metal Products in New Britain for over 25 years, retiring in 1999. Frank was a member of the East Oberlin, Ohio Community Church.
Besides his wife, Dyla, he leaves two sons, Joseph Palczer of Oberlin, and Scott Palczer in New Jersey; two daughters, Teresa Tyler and her husband, Cyrus, of Bristol, and Nicole Arnold and her husband, Chase, of Riverside, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Amber, Joshua and Tory Sidoti; C.J. Tyler; Harrison and Alex Arnold; Joel and Elissa Palczer; and Nicholas Palczer; a great-granddaughter, Rylee Sidoti; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Frank's Life will be held Monday at 11 a.m., in the parlor at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Kensington. There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Kensington, CT 06037 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 659 Tower Ave., First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112.
The Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com.
The Herald, New Britain, Conn., Thursday, January 7, 2011.
Charles D. Palmer (1951 - 2013)
Charles D[ean] Palmer, 62, of Oberlin, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic, following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1951 in Oberlin [and graduated from OHS in 1969].
He owned and operated Watson Hardware and the Tap House of Oberlin for many years.
He was a former member of the Exchange and Rotary clubs of Oberlin. Charlie received the Broadwell Award at Oberlin High School for his sports and academic achievements. Charlie was an avid sportsman during his high school days at Oberlin and also Bowling Green State University.
He enjoyed golf, gardening, playing cards, and playing baseball with his grandsons.
He is survived by his parents, Dean and Jean Palmer of Oberlin; daughters Nikki Truxall and Kelly Palmer, both of Oberlin; five grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother, Donald Palmer [OHS ‘71] of Powell, Ohio; sister, Susan Walker [OHS ‘75] of Grafton; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 12 at New Russia Township Hall with pastor Josh Moldenhauer of Grace Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment was at the New Russia Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Baseball Federation, 309 Edgemere Place, Oberlin, OH 44074; or Grace Lutheran Church, 310 West Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074.
Online condolences may be made at www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 14, 2013, p. 6A.
Estelle Siddall Palmer
Estelle Siddall Palmer, 98, of Oberlin, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Kendal of Oberlin. She was born in Parnambuco, Brazil and spent her childhood living on the island of Paqueta. Thereafter, she was a life resident of Oberlin, wintering in Marco Island, Florida.
Estelle graduated from [OHS in 1930 and from] the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She enjoyed life as a devoted, wife, mother, friend, and homemaker. Next to her family and friends she valued the contemplative life filled with music, and the love of learning.
She is survived by her sons, John (Muriel) of Ashville, North Carolina, Lawrence [OHS ‘48] of Amherst, Massachusetts, James (Marianne) [OHS ‘61] of Westfield Center; daughter, Jane (Sam) [OHS ‘57] of Wellington; sister, Mary [OHS ‘32] of Paqueta, Brazil; stepson, Larry Palmer (Jean) [OHS ‘66] of Larchmont, New York; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Estelle Warner; husbands, A. Clair Siddall, M.D., Gilbert Palmer; sons, Ralph and A. Clair Siddall, Jr. [OHS ‘42]; brothers, Jack, Paul, Gene [OHS ‘35], Ralph; sister, Elsbeth [OHS ‘30], daughters-in-law, Jean L. Siddall [nee Lagerstrom, OHS ‘47] and Virginia C. Siddall [nee Curtis]; and two grandchildren, Shelly and Sam Battista.
The family extends their sincere thanks to the caring staff at Kendal and the professional assistance provided by Cowling and Sons Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be scheduled at Kendal of Oberlin at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, March 13, 2011. Private burial will take place later. There is no funeral home visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Public Library.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, March 09, 2011.
Was Navy vet, electronic technician
Joseph Tunnington Palmer, 73, of Grafton died Tuesday at his home after a long illness.
Born in Uniontown, Ohio, he [graduated from OHS in 1940 and] lived in Elyria most of his life.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1959.
Mr. Palmer was a master electronic technician at Nordson Corp. for 20 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a fitness enthusiast who enjoyed running in 5, 7 and 10-K races around the area.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carrine; daughters, Yvonne Stella of Sandusky and Cheryl Sharlow of Elyria; sons, Paul F. of Cleveland, Joseph T. Jr. of Elyria and Michael J. of Grafton; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lois Holbrook and Elaine Kubasak, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Shirley Haney of New London.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Gladys.
Private services will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Joseph T. Palmer Memorial Fund, c/o Premier Bank & Trust, 432 Main St., Grafton.
The Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, handled arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, April 24, 1996, p. C2.
Leota O. Palmer
Leota O. Palmer, 93, of Willow Grove, Ill., former Oberlin resident, died at her home on May 29.
Leota and her twin brother were born in Oberlin to Columbus and Lelia Palmer, owners of a popular restaurant and bakery.
She enrolled in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music while still in high school and studied piano from 1919-23 and 1924-25. [She was a 1926 graduate of OHS (class of ’25).] She married a fellow student, Abram L. Henderson, and later was married to Harry Apple.
While teaching at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., she was a pioneer radio pianist. She later taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and then at the Jenkintown Music School branch of the Settlement Music School of Philadelphia.
Her many interests included travel, gourmet cooking, opera, her musical compositions, and fine art. She had studied art in Italy, and in her 80s, went to China to study its art history and music theory.
Ms. Palmer is perhaps best known as the mother, early teacher, and occasional accompanist of the late Natalie Hinderas, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, class of 1946.
Survivors include her granddaughter and her husband, Michele and Tim Turner of Chicago, and their two daughters; and a nephew.
Graveside services were June 6 at Westwood Cemetery.
The date for memorial services will be announced.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 10, 1997, p. 8.
Mildred A. Pancoast
After a long illness of nearly three years, during which time she showed to all an undaunted spirit and a wonderful faith, Mildred A. Pancoast passed on Feb. 28 to that life where there is neither tiredness nor struggle.
Despite the fact that these years were filled with suffering she could always smile and make others happy, each day endearing herself more do those who loved her.
Life is filled with tests of all kinds and a long illness is certainly a test of friendship. Those friends who proved themselves true to the last and brightened her days with visits, flowers, cards and the hundreds of little things which are so appreciated, certainly feel richer for having remained with her to the last.
During her years in Oberlin she graduated from the high school with the class of 1919 and from the Oberlin Kindergarten Training School with the class of 1921, following which she taught first grade one year.
Her life in school and out was filled with the best she could give of labor and joy and because of such a life she leaves besides her family many friends to mourn their loss.
The Oberlin Tribune, Friday, March 6, 1925, p. 1.
Bertha Elizabeth Pandy
Bertha Elizabeth Pandy, 74, of Pittsfield Township died March 10 at her niece’s home after a long illness.
Miss Pandy was born in Oberlin and had lived in the Lakewood/Cleveland area most of her life. She had lived with her niece in Pittsfield Township since March 1996.
She was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1940] and the Oberlin School of Commerce.
Miss Pandy had been a secretary for the American Association of Retired Persons in Lakewood for 10 years before retiring in 1993.
She is survived by a nephew and guardian, Robert J. Pandy of Elyria; a niece, Marie Wossilek of Pittsfield Township; and other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Pandy; brothers Steve and Robert Pandy; and sisters Helen Soboslai and Margaret Bago.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. on March 22 at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.
The Cowling Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 18, 1997, p. 2.
Larry A. Pandy, 47, truck driver
Oberlin -- Larry A. Pandy, 47, of Oberlin, died Friday, June 1, 2001, in [Oberlin from injuries sustained in a] truck accident.
He was born July 3, 1953, in Oberlin, and had been a lifelong resident.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1973, and attended Bowling Green University until 1977.
Mr. Pandy worked as a truck driver for PFI [BFI] Wellington-Farming. He also worked at the National Association of College Bookstores, Oberlin, from 1977 until 1993, and as a part-time farmer. He was a member of the Lorain County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his brother, Robert [Pandy] of Elyria; sister, Maria Wassilek [Wossilek] of Oberlin; and three nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert [in 1977] and Cecilia (nee Radachy) Pandy [in 1992].
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joel McRoberts Scholarship Fund, care of Lorain Soil and Water Conservation District, 4210 Russia Road, Elyria 44035.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Sunday, June 3, 2001 [Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 12, 2001, p. 2]
Ada Princehorn Papworth
Ada Papworth, Oberlin native and long-time resident here, died Jan. 7 in Clearwater, Florida. She was 89.
Mrs. Papworth, a former librarian and teacher, left Oberlin in 1968 to make her home in Florida. She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ in Clearwater and Oberlin’s Pansy Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are a brother, Arthur E. Princehorn of Largo, Florida, and a sister, Edith Smith of Sauquoit, New York.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 13, 1983, p. 2.
H[arriett] Ada Princehorn Papworth, ‘14k, died Jan. 7, 1983, in Clearwater, Fla. She was retired as an assistant in the library and was a former teacher. Born June 30, 1893, in Oberlin, [and a 1911 graduate of OHS,] she was the daughter of Arthur L. ’94 and Agnes E. Princehorn. She taught in Niagara, Wis., Chicago and Euclid and Rocky River, Ohio, before joining the library staff in 1945. She had also been a bookkeeper for Sperry and Locke Grocery 1916-17.
Mrs. Papworth studied primary and elementary education at Columbia, Colorado State Teachers, U. Colorado, Berkeley, Cleveland College, Kent State and Western Reserve U.
On Sept. 1, 1958, she married lifelong Oberlin resident Everett A. Papworth who had retired as mail carrier in 1954 and subsequently worked as a night monitor in the Conservatory until his death in December of 1958, two months after their marriage. Mrs. Papworth retired in 1959.
Mrs. Papworth leaves brother Arthur E. (Pinky) Princehorn [OHS ‘24], former college photographer, and sister Edith Smith ’29 [OHS ‘25]. She is preceded in death by two brothers.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1983, p. 54.
Earl H. Papworth, 85, last of the five Oberlin Papworth brothers, died Friday at Aultman Hospital in Canton after 18 months of illness with cancer. His home was at 1166 Trenton Ave., Uhrichsville.
Born in Oberlin Oct. 28, 1896, Mr. Papworth had lived here nearly 60 years and had been graduated from Oberlin High School. He was a retired electrical contractor and had been employed by the former Wade Electric Co.
He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Uhrichsville. He was a 60-year member of Oberlin Lodge 380 F&AM. His parents were Frederick Johnson and Anna Taylor Papworth.
The four other Papworth brothers are Ernest, Benjamin, Everett, McKinley and George. Also deceased is a sister, Mrs. Ruth Standen.
Surviving Mr. Papworth are his wife, the former May Whitehouse, to whom he was married on Oct. 27, 1920; two daughters, Joan (Mrs. William) Hart of San Diego, California and Joyce (Mrs. William) Milliken of Bowerston; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday and burial was in Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 5, 1982, p. 2.
Services Held For Mrs. Papworth
Services were held on Monday at 2 p. m. at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Vernon Wagar officiating, for Mrs. Fay Edith Papworth who died on Thursday night at her home at 18 Union St.
Mrs. Papworth had been in ill health for some time but death was unexpected. She was found on Friday morning at about 10 a. m. by her husband Everett.
She was born in Sullivan on Feb. 24, 1897 and had made Oberlin her home since 1913. [She was a 1917 graduate of OHS.]
She was a member of the First Methodist Church and its WSCS, and the Pansy chapter of the O.E.S., of which she was a past matron and held the office of secretary until her death. She was also a member of the D.A.R., and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her husband and son Harold are employees of the Oberlin postoffice, while her son Lester is employed at General Motors in Elyria.
Other survivors include four brothers, Harold Ricket, Orlando, Fla.; John, Clyde and Homer Ricket, Ford City, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul John, Tyrone, Pa.; and Mrs. David Booth, Ford City Pa.; her stepmother, Mrs. Mary Ricket, Ford City; two stepsisters, Mrs. Edward Rhine, and Mrs. Henry M. Gross, both of Tarentum, Pa.; and a grandson.
Burial was at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 19, 1953, p. 5.
Harold Papworth Service Held
A memorial service for Harold E. Papworth, 59, superintendent of operations at the Oberlin Post Office, was held Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church of which he was a member. Rev. Paul Chiles officiated. Private burial services were in Birmingham Cemetery on Saturday.
Born in Oberlin on June 12, 1918, [and a 1938 graduate of Oberlin High School,] Mr. Papworth had been a resident of the area all of his life. He joined the postal service as clerk-carrier in 1943; he was made operations supervisor in 1967. Postal work “came natural” to him. Both his father, the late Everett, and his uncle, Max Papworth of West Palm Beach, Fla., were long-time postal employees here.
Mr. Papworth had previous carrier experience – in high school he was a carrier for the News-Tribune in the days when it was delivered in town by paper boys.
Masonry and bowling were two of his major interests. He was a past master and member of Oberlin Lodge 380 F & AM; member, past high priest and current secretary of Oberlin Chapter 219 RAM; member and past patron of Pansy Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and member of Elyria Council 186 R&SM, and Elyria Commandery No. 60.
Mr. Papworth joined the News-Tribune bowling team of the Oberlin Merchants League about 1950 soon after its organization and stayed with that team.
“He was absolutely the best captain any bowling league could have,” said long-time friend Fory Rogers. “He was thorough – kept his sheets and checked out his teams. I’m glad I told him that not long ago.”
Mr. Papworth also belonged to the Lorain County Banjo Band and had played in area dance bands.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a brother, Lester of Sheffield Lake, and his stepmother, Mrs. Ada Papworth of Clearwater, Fla.
Mr. Papworth died March 15.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 23, 1978, p 10.
Harold E. Papworth died March 15 in Oberlin where he was superintendent of operations at the Post Office.
Born in Oberlin June 12, 1918, he studied at the Conservatory1938-40 and played bass in most of the student dance bands in the 1930’sand 1940’s. He provided much of the information for the article about jazz music on Page 6 and had been planning to play with Larry Gill’s band at this year’s “cluster” reunion for Classes 1937, 1938 and 1939. He was leader of a local dance band until 1973 and also belonged to the Lorain County Banjo Band.
Mr. Papworth joined the Postal Service as clerk-carrier in 1943. He became operations supervisor in 1967. His father, the late Everett, and his uncle, William (Mac), were long-time Oberlin postal employees. He was past master of Oberlin Lodge 380 F&AM and past high priest and current secretary of Oberlin Chapter 219 RAM and past patron of Pansy Chapter OES. He had bowled in the Oberlin Merchant’s League since 1950.
He leaves his wife, the former Margaret Glider ’41 who is secretary to the dean of the Conservatory, brother Lester and stepmother Ada Princehorn Papworth ‘14k.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March/April 1978, p. 38.
Boy [Harrison Benjamin Papworth] Dies in Cleveland
After a few days’ illness Ben Harrison Papworth died Thursday, June 1, in Fairview Park hospital, Cleveland. He was a teacher in West High school and resided with his family in Lakewood.
Mr. Papworth was born in Oberlin, April 5, 1889. He was a graduate of Oberlin high school [in 1909] and with the [Oberlin] College class of 1914. For several years he was assistant principal of the high school in Crestline and for the last ten years was a teacher in West High.
During the World War he was with the 308th Ammunition Train and saw service overseas. After the armistice he was for several months with the army of occupancy. He was a member of the Oberlin Masonic Lodge for many years.
On April 21, 1921, he married Anne Roser and they have on daughter, June.
He had been in the hospital for ten days when he was taken with pneumonia resulting in his death.
Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves five brothers and one sister, Everett A., Mac and George of Oberlin, Ernest of Elyria, Early of Urichsville and Mrs. Walter Standen of Elyria.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon and the burial was in Sunset cemetery, North Olmstead.
The Oberlin Times, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 8, 1939, p. 1.
Lester Fred Papworth
Lester Fred Papworth, 67, of Sheffield Lake, former Oberlin resident, died Feb. 10 at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center after a short illness.
Born in 1925 in Oberlin [and a 1943 graduate of Oberlin High School], he had lived in Sheffield Lake since 1959.
He worked for the Ford Motor Co. for 28 years at the Lorain Assembly Plant and Ohio Truck Plant in Avon Lake. He retired in 1987 as the hourly personnel administrator.
Mr. Papworth was a member of Delaware Avenue United Methodist Church, Lorain, where he sang in the choir, was a past master of the Sheffield Masonic Lodge No. 628 F&AM, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, former president of the Lorain County Scottish Rite Society, a member of the Lorain County Shrine Club, the Lorain County Shrine Luncheon Club, and the Al Koran Shrine.
He was also a member of Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 219 in Oberlin, past patron of Pansy Chapter No. 34 Order of Eastern Star, where he served as chaplain, past president of the Eastern Star’s 4-Star Club of District 4, past Watchman of Shepherds of Lake Erie Chapter No. 47 of the Order of the White Shriner of Jerusalem, where he was a supreme appointed officer and past chairman of the Board of Rainbows.
He was past president and at the time of his death, vice president of the Senior Citizens Group in Lorain. He was a public relations person for the Lorain County Zipper Club, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and Senior Fellowship.
A well-known musician, he was a member of the Lorain County Banjo Band.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary C. (nee Steinke); daughters, Sandra S. Croskey of Elyria, Catherine F. Kosakowski of Avon Lake and Sharon A. O’Neil of Sheffield Lake; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold, in 1978.
Services were Friday morning at Delaware Avenue United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Christopher B. Statz, pastor, officiating.
Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Twp.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 16, 1993, p. 2.
Margaret G. Papworth (nee Glider)
Margaret G. Papworth (nee Glider), 86, of Oberlin, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Allen Medical Center in Oberlin following a long illness. Born in Oberlin [Oct. 26, 1919, and a 1937 graduate of OHS], she had been a lifelong resident.
Mrs. Papworth worked as an executive secretary for seven deans of the Conservatory of Oberlin College for 51 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin, the Eastern Star of Oberlin and O.H.I.O. She enjoyed gardening and reading.
Survivors include goddaughters, Patti J. Barnhart of Amherst and Sherri A. Paquin of Guelph, Ontario Canada; and many nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Papworth; and her parents, Fred and Louise (nee Moser) Glider.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 South Main St., Oberlin, with a 7 p.m. service conducted by the Order of Eastern Star. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St., Oberlin, with the Rev. Raymond Ake, pastor of Henrietta United Methodist Church, officiating. A private family burial will be in Birmingham Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 45 S. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074. Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin, is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
Funeral Services Friday for Mrs. William M.
Mrs. Opel Van Ausdale Papworth, 48, wife of William M. Papworth, 49 Spring St., died Wednesday morning, at Allen Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at 3:00 at the Cowling-Sedgeman Funeral Home, with Rev. Wilbur Goist officiating. Burial will be made in Westwood Cemetery.
Born August 8, 1900, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott VanAusdale, Mrs. Papworth was a lifelong resident of Oberlin, [a 1920 graduate of OHS,] and until her last illness had long been working at the Ben Franklin Store. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Papworth is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paul Metcalf (Shirley Papworth) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Hall, Mrs. Kenneth Kern and Mrs. Ralph Husted, all of Oberlin; four brothers, Carl VanAusdale of Cumberland, Md., Theodore, Lloyd and Harold Van Ausdale, all of Oberlin; and one granddaughter.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, August 12, 1948, p. 1.
William Mac Papworth
William Mac Papworth, 86, of Green Acres City, Florida, former Oberlin resident, died on Nov. 13.
Born in Oberlin [and a 1916 graduate of Oberlin High School], he lived most of his life in the Oberlin Area, retiring from the Oberlin Post Office in 1950.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Rajala, of Green Acres City, Florida; brother, Earl Dyke of Uhrichsville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Tuesday afternoon at Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 19, 1982, p. 2.
Pardee, 20, dies in California
Steven Sydney “Steve” Pardee, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Pardee 261 Forest, was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday at 11 p.m. in San Diego, Calif. He lost control of his motorcycle on a curve and was pronounced dead on arrival at a San Diego hospital.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Don Yaussy and Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Young Pardee, who enlisted in the U.S. Navy last May, was stationed on the USS Tripoli, an amphibious assault ship. “He was a pretty cheerful guy—everyone seemed to like him. He was really outgoing, and fun to be with,” said his brother John, an Oberlin High School sophomore.
Steve was born in Dearborn, Mich. on Feb. 23, 1957. He was graduated from Oberlin High School in 1975 after spending his junior year at JVS. The Pardee family came to Oberlin in 1971.
After high school graduation Steve went to Hobart Institute in Troy before enlisting in the navy along with his brother Tom. After boot training at Orlando, Fla. and some time at Great Lakes he was sent to San Diego.
Steve was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to his parents and brothers John and Tom, now at Great Lakes, are a sister Mary of Chagrin Falls; another brother, Bill, an OHS junior; and grandmother, Mrs. Nina Thiex of Elyria.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Steven Pardee Memorial Fund at the Oberlin Public Library.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 24, 1977, p. 14.
Kyungnah Ada (Yang) Park
Kyungnah Ada Yany Park, [OHS ’22, OC ’26, died] February 11, 1989, in New York City, following a brief illness. She was born September 18, 1900, in Korea. Survivors include a daughter.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1989, p. 39.
Frederick James Parker, 76, Oberlin resident for 59 years, died last Thursday at St. Anthony Hospital, Columbus, after a short illness.
Mr. Parker, born in Selma, Ala., retired in 1976 after 26 years with McKesson and Robins Pharmaceutical Co. in Cleveland. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He attended Michigan State College.
Surviving Mr. Parker are his wife, Louella; a sister, Eva Mae Crosby of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Monday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Kenaston officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 15, 1986, p. 2.
Marjorie E. Parker
Marjorie E. Parker, 85, of Oberlin, died June 27 at the Elms Convalescent Center, Wellington, after a long illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Oberlin [and a 1924 graduate of Oberlin High School], she and her husband, Webster, owned and operated W.E. Parker Jewelry until retiring in 1965.
She was a member of the First Church in Oberlin and of Senior Forum.
Survivors include a son, Richard, of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and by brothers, Dwight, Carl and Earl Peabody.
Graveside services at Westwood Cemetery were conducted by the Rev. John Elder on June 29.
The family suggests that memorial gifts, if desired, be made to the First Church in Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, July 3, 1990, p. 2.
Charles Parkhurst, 95, Tracked Down
By William Grimes
Charles Parkhurst, a museum director in Baltimore and Washington and one of the "monuments men," an Allied Forces team that chased down leads, pried open crates and snooped around museums, salt mines and castles in search of art stolen by the Nazis during World War II, died on Thursday [June 26] at his home in Amherst, Mass. He was 95.
The death was confirmed by his wife, Carol Clark. As a lieutenant in the Navy and a trained art historian, Mr. Parkhurst was deputy chief of Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives in Germany immediately after the war. The team, which was approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in June 1943 and widely known as the Roberts Commission, after its chairman, Justice Owen J. Roberts of the Supreme Court, attracted an international group of young museum directors and curators, art professors and architects. Known as the "monuments men," their mission was to identify art works and buildings in need of protection and to ferret out caches of stolen art.
Beginning in the last year of the war, the group found and returned more than five million artifacts and art works to their rightful owners.
Mr. Parkhurst and a team of more than 30 investigators, operating from the former national headquarters of the Nazi Party in Munich, ultimately identified 1,056 repositories of looted art.
"The greatest treasures were in ancient salt mines near Aussee, near Salzburg," Mr. Parkhurst told an interviewer for The Archives of American Art in 1982. "That's where the Van Eyck altarpiece was; the Bruges Madonna of Michelangelo was there."
Neuschwanstein Castle, in Bavaria, turned out to be a particularly rich trove, filled with art stolen from the Rothschilds in Paris. "We shipped back 49 train carloads of art from there," Mr. Parkhurst said.
For his role in returning looted art, the French government made him a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1948.
Charles Percy Parkhurst was born in Columbus, Ohio, and grew up in Oberlin [where he graduated from OHS in 1931]. He earned a bachelor of arts degree at Williams College in Massachusetts in 1935 and spent two years building roads and bridges in Alaska before resuming his education, earning a master's at Oberlin College in 1938 and a master of fine arts at Princeton University in 1941.
As an art historian he first concentrated on Byzantine art but later, after becoming intrigued by the palette of Rubens, shifted his attention to color theory in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In 1938 he married Elizabeth Huntington Rusling. The marriage ended in divorce, as did his marriage in 1962 to Rima Zevin Julyan. He married Ms. Clark in 1986.
In addition to Ms. Julyan and Ms. Clark, he is survived by two children from his first marriage, Andrew Wells Parkhurst and Ruth [Bruce] Huntington Parkhurst; a daughter, Brooke Woodbridge Parkhurst and three stepchildren, Candace, David and Mark, from his second marriage; and four grandchildren. A second son from his first marriage, Christopher, died in 2003.
After working as an assistant curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Mr. Parkhurst served in the Navy as a gunnery officer in the Mediterranean. As the war in Europe wound down, he was recommended for the art recovery team. In some respects, his work was helped by the Nazis themselves.
"Germans are very methodical in general and by training and habit, and they kept very good records," Mr. Parkhurst said. "Even the looters kept good records, and they'd loot stuff from Italy, France, wherever, pack it in cases very well, and then make complete and thorough lists of the contents of each package and mark the boxes."
On Nov. 7, 1945, Mr. Parkhurst and other officers created a furor when they signed the Wiesbaden Manifesto, a letter of protest declaring their refusal to help move German-owned artworks to the United States for safekeeping. "We believed first of all that the language was the same the Nazis had used when they looted, which was 'protective custody,'" he said. "We thought that was a bad omen."
After Eleanor Roosevelt appealed to General Lucius D. Clay, the deputy military governor of Germany, the plan was dropped.
After leaving the Navy in 1946, Mr. Parkhurst was an assistant curator at the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, an assistant professor of art and archaeology at Princeton and assistant director of the Princeton Art Museum before returning to Oberlin in 1949 to lead its fine arts department and the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
From 1962 to 1970 Mr. Parkhurst was director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. As president of the American Association of Museums from 1966 to 1968, he developed an accreditation system for museums similar to the one used by universities. In 1970 he was named assistant director and chief curator of the National Gallery of Art as the museum prepared to break ground for the construction of its East Building.
After retiring from the National Gallery in 1983, Mr. Parkhurst taught and held museum positions at Williams College and Smith College.
A few years ago, while looking at Giotto's frescoes in the Arena Chapel in Padua, Mr. Parkhurst became intrigued by the possible influence of the theater on Giotto's art. Like the reds, blues and yellows in Rubens, the idea gripped him, and he pursued it doggedly. Well into his 90s, he was still chasing after art.
Correction: July 10, 2008
An obituary on June 28 about Charles Parkhurst, a museum director who helped return art stolen by the Nazis, misstated the date of his death. It was June 25, not June 26. The obituary also misstated the given name of a surviving daughter. She is Bruce Huntington Parkhurst, not Ruth. It also misstated the name of his second wife. She is Rima Parkhurst — not Rima Zevin Julyan, her former name.
The New York Times, New York, N.Y., Saturday, June 28, 2008, p. 6.
Graveside service is held for Lucille
Lucille Goodson Parks, 53, of Springfield, Mass., sister of George Goodson, 76 East College, died of leukemia on April 5.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., June 30, 1924, she grew up in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1942. After serving two years as a clerk typist in the U.S. War Department, she married and raised a family of four children.
While raising her family, she studied creative writing at Oberlin College, public speaking at the University of Michigan, business administration at South Carolina State College, and received her BS degree in sociology from Springfield College in 1964. By 1969 she had completed her MS degree in guidance and psychological services at Springfield College and at the time of her death was working toward her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts.
She was also assistant professor of sociology at Springfield Technical Community College and was involved in “many organizations dedicated to meeting the various needs of all types of people,” according to the family. In 1975 she was listed in Who’s Who in North America and in 1976-77 in Who’s Who Among Black Americans.
She is also survived by her husband, Dr. Jesse Parks, a professor at Springfield College; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Hethcoat, Springfield, Mass., and Leslie Renee Parks, Denver, Colo.; two sons, Jesse III, Springfield, Mass., and Garry, Hollywood, Calif., a sister Virginia (Mrs. Donald) Scott, Highland Park, Ill., grandson, Charles Williamson Hethcoat, Springfield, Mass., and step-father, William Kimmey of 328 North Main.
Funeral services were at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield on Saturday morning, with graveside services and burial in Westwood Cemetery on Monday morning.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Leukemia Society of America.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 13, 1978, p. 6.
Daniel Durkee Parmelee
Wooster -- Daniel Durkee Parmelee, born October 7, 1891, died September 7, 1990. [He graduated from OHS in 1910.]
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m. in McGaw Chapel, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Sunday, September 16, 1990, p. B4.
Daniel Durkee Parmelee
Daniel Durkee Parmalee [Parmelee], [OHS ’10, OC ’14, died] September 7, 1990, in Wooster, Ohio. He was born in Burton, Ohio, October 7, 1891. He earned the Mus.M. degree at Oberlin in 1940. Mr. Parmalee taught violin at U. Moscow (Idaho) for a year and at the College of Wooster from 1915 to 1918. He taught at Baldwin Wallace College and played violin with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra from 1918 to 1924. He returned to Wooster that year, and was a professor of music there until his retirement in 1960, after which he continued to give private violin lessons. The Wooster Symphony Orchestra, which he founded in 1915 and conducted for many years, opened its 75th season in October with a tribute to him. His wife, Clarice Paul Parmalee ’14, preceded him in death. Survivors include his son, Daniel Paul, a conservatory special student in 1931-32 and 1968-69; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1991, p. 25.
Ruth A. Parmelee
Ruth A. Parmelee, M.D., [
Dr. Parmelee was born in
She was the first woman doctor ever to practice in that part of the world and with the advent of World War I and the drafting of Armenian and Turkish doctors her services were in demand by day and by night. She had specialized in obstetrics and the training of nurses, but she found herself deep in general practice. When the Turkish army took over the hospital as a barracks, Dr. Parmelee opened a clinic in her apartment.
Having grown up in
Dr. Parmelee returned to the States in 1917 when the
In 1922, Dr. Parmelee began 30 years in
From 1925 to 1933, Dr. Parmelee directed an American women’s hospital in Kokkinia before settling in
Dr. Parmelee left for the
At the age of 60, Dr. Parmelee was back in
In retirement, she made trips back to
Dr. Parmelee leaves two nieces and a nephew.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Myrna Parrish, owned market, worked at C-T
Myrna L. Parrish, 85, of Elyria, died Sunday at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, after a long illness.
She was born in Henrietta Twp., and was a  graduate of Oberlin High School and Oberlin Business College.
With her husband, she owned and operated M.L. Parrish Meats and Groceries, Elyria, for 20 years.
She also was employed in the classified ad department of the Chronicle-Telegram, retiring in 1969.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, Elyria, she also belonged to its Elizabeth Stevens Society. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women’s League, Elyria.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Samuel (June) Elliott, of Mentor; a grandson; and a step-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton L., in 1953.
Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alva W. Taylor officiating.
Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorials may be made to Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, or the charity of donor’s choice.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, April 20, 1987, p. B-2.
Dortha Tuck Parsons
Dortha Tuck Parsons, 96, of New York City, former Oberlin resident, died Oct. 8 in the Chaffin Residence to which she had moved in September.
Born at the Tuck family home, 285 N. Professor St., she grew up in Oberlin and graduated from [OHS in 1916 and from] Oberlin College in 1921. She also studied in the Conservatory of Music.
Mrs. Parsons had been a resident of New York all her adult life. She retired in 1966 from the New York State Employment Service where she was a counselor for employment in the toy and plastics industries.
Survivors include a son, Arch Parsons of Rockville, Md.; a niece, Dana Tuck Rodgers of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a grand nephew, Archie Tuck of Oberlin; and a grand niece, Anita Renee Caruthers of Chicago.
Her husband, Archibald J. Parsons, died in 1958.
Services were Oct. 12 in the Jenkins Funeral Home in New York City. Burial was in Ferncliff Cemetery, in Hartsdale, N.Y.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, October 25, 1994, p. 3.
Harold W. Parsons, 68, of Oberlin, died early Wednesday morning at Elyria Memorial Hospital.
Born in Oberlin on July 13, 1916, he had lived here all his life [and was a 1934 graduate of Oberlin High School]. For over 20 years he worked at the Oberlin Elevator Co. as accountant and manager, leaving in the mid 1960s. He then worked for Fastway Fasteners in Lorain, retiring in 1978 after 10 years.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, with the rank of major. He was a member of the Amherst Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Surviving are his wife, Edna; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary Lou) Berg of Oregon, Ohio; a son, Nelson Gray of Milan; and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Priscilla, died in 1972.
Friends will be received at the Cowling Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Services will be at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with Larry Young officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Amherst Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 17, 1985, p. 2.
Henry William Parsons
Henry William Parsons, retired banker and teacher, died October 9 in
Mr. Parsons spent the first 30 years of his business life as a banker. From 1893 to 1904 he was with the Wade Park Bank in
Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife, Dora Louise Sohlinger, whom he married in 1894; and two daughters, Marion, ’19 (Mrs. J. C. Robinson) and Dorothy, ’33 (Mrs. Sherrod East). Leona Parsons is a sister.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, December 1945, p. 24.
Priscilla Jean Parsons, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parsons of 61 Orchard, died Tuesday in the Cleveland Clinic.
Born in Oberlin Oct. 19, 1952, Miss Parsons had lived here all her life. A member of the National Honor Society, she graduated from Oberlin High School in 1970 and later attended Kent State University and Lorain County Community College.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are one sister, Mrs. Edward (Mary Lou) Berg, of Lincoln Park, Ill.; and one brother Nelson Grey, of Oberlin.
Calling hours at the Cowling Funeral Home will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. Services, conducted by Rev. Joe Fritz, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Burial is to be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 30, 1972, p. 4.
Tharon (Tep) Parsons, 69, of Cuyahoga Falls, former Oberlin resident, died last Friday at Akron St. Thomas Hospital after a short illness.
He grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1934] and Oberlin College. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II. From 1948-75 he served as chief pilot for the B.F. Goodrich Co.
Survivors include his wife Virginia (nee Richardson); a son, Thomas of San Diego, two daughters, Mrs. Dick (Barbara) Good of Medina and Mrs. Quinton (Donna) Smith of Port Clinton; and four grandchildren.
Services were Monday in the Chestnut Hill Memorial Park, Cuyahoga Falls.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department Rescue Squad, 1924 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, May 2, 1985, p. 2.
Virginia Marie “Ginny” (Richardson) Parsons
Virginia Richardson Parsons died Nov. 6, 1986, in Medina, Ohio. Born July 17, 1916, in Cleveland, she was a violinist and was active in Girl Scout work. [She graduated from OHS in 1934 and from Oberlin College in 1939.] She leaves three children, five grandchildren, and a sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tharon E. Parsons ’39.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Winter 1987, p. 44.
Alfred Ernest Partridge
Alfred Ernest Partridge, [OHS ’33, OC ’38, died] June 26, 1992, in Berkeley, Calif. Born July 22, 1914, he was a writer-producer for radio and television. He was a former executive director of the Roadstead Foundation, which provides fellowships in the arts and humanities. In addition to his Oberlin A.B. degree in English, he earned a B.A. degree in radio and theater from Emerson Coll. and an A.M. degree in speech from U. Michigan. He taught for a time at Tulane and Roosevelt universities. He leaves his wife, Phyllis.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1993, p. 36.
Mrs. Alex C. [Olga] Pasadyn
Olga Ann Pasadyn [nee Rehoreg], 47, of 208 Longfellow St., died at 11:15 yesterday morning in Elyria Memorial Hospital. She had been ill six days.
Born in Vincent July 27, 1919, [and a 1938 graduate of OHS,] she had lived in Elyria the past 26 years. Mrs. Pasadyn was a member of the Magyar United Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Alex C.; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Kerchinske, Lorain; two sons, Ronald C. and Alan C., both at home; a brother, John Rehoreg, Vincent; six sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Blaner and Mrs. Ernest (Irene) Braden, both of Elyria, Mrs. Elbert (Priscilla) Walden and Mrs. Adam (Rose) Thomas, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. William (Mary) French, Brandon, Fla., and Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Newcomer, Chatham.
Funeral service will be Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at the Magyar United Church of Christ. The Rev. Bela Bacso will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held in the funeral home tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, April 4, 1967, p. 18.
James Eugene Pash
James Eugene Pash, 64, of Oberlin, died unexpectedly on Sept. 18 at Allen Memorial Hospital.
A lifetime resident [and 1951 graduate of OHS], Mr. Pash worked as a switchman for GTE for 29 years, retiring in March 1997.
He was a member of the Church of God in Oberlin. He enjoyed music, computers, traveling, and repairing and remodeling his home.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; a daughter, Rebecca Bolyard of Oberlin; a son, Charles, of Stockton, Calif.; and four granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Esther Burgess Pash; and a brother, Russell.
Services were yesterday at the Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Hillard Foster officiating. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Lorain.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 23, 1997, p. 2.
Russell Pash, 51, former Oberlin resident, died Oct. 3 in Orlando, Fla., after an 18-month illness.
He was born in Oberlin Nov. 19, 1937, and attended the Oberlin schools [graduating from Oberlin High School in 1955]. He then spent 12 years in the Air Force, and after his service moved to Orlando, Fla.
He was self-employed as a janitor.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kiyo, and divorced from his second wife, Yasuko.
He is survived by sons, Robert, Ronald, and William, and a daughter, Susan, all of Orlando; and one brother, James Pash, of Oberlin.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center, Ohio.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 13, 1988, p. 2.
Margaret Chapin Patterson
Margaret "Peg" Chapin Patterson, 82, former Oberlin resident, died at her home in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb 3.
She was the daughter of Oberlin College Chemistry Professor and Mrs. William Chapin and was born and raised here. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1931 and from Oberlin College in 1936 with a major in art history and studio arts.
In 1938 she married her college classmate, Edward Patterson, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1939.
The Pattersons made their home in the Pasadena, Calif., area. Mrs. Patterson retired in 1977 after 26 years of teaching. She then devoted her time to art classes and to portrait and landscape painting, exhibiting her work at several local area art shows.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Burns; a daughter' and four grandchildren.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, February 13, 1996.
Wayne W. Patton
Wayne W. Patton died Sept. 9 I Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; he had been ill for a long time and was 69 years old. Mr. Patton spent all of his youth in Oberlin[, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1924,] and was the son of H. H. Patton, owner of the ice factory located on the property now occupied by the municipal light plant.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 19, 1974, p. 9.
Mrs. Evelina Paulson dies
in Oak Park, Ill.
Word has been received of the death last Feb. 19 of Mrs. Evelina Belden Paulson of Oak Park, Ill., formerly of Oberlin, a pioneer social worker.
Mrs. Paulson moved to Oberlin in 1898 with her mother, Mrs. W. H. Belden, who [lived in] the house at 287 W. College and put all her five children through Oberlin College. [She graduated from OHS in 1903-04.]
Her social work included two years at Hiram House, Cleveland; and service to the Juvenile Protective Association of Chicago, the Federal Children’s Bureau and the American Red Cross.
She was executive secretary of the social service division of the American Red Cross Commission to Poland after World War I and was married Oct. 16, 1922, in the Oberlin home to Henry T. Paulson, who survives in Oak Park. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary (Polly) Harrington, a son, Belden H., four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Taylor.
[Evelina (1885-1966)graduated from Oberlin College in 1909 and went on to a long career in social work. She was the first social service secretary of the Chicago Boys Court, the first such court in the nation. While a special agent for the Federal Children's Bureau, Mrs. Paulson directed and wrote the first field study of juvenile courts in the United States. She married Henry Thomas Paulson in Oberlin in 1922. They had two children, Mary Evelina Paulson, born in 1923 and Henry Belden Paulson born 1927. Both Mary and Belden graduated from Oberlin College, Mary in 1946 and Belden in 1950. She lived in five social settlements, including Hull House and Chicago Commons. She was executive secretary of the Social Service Division of the American Red Cross Commission to Poland after World War 1. From 1940 to 1942 she was director of the Protestant Women's Protectorate in Chicago, and she was president of the Oberlin Women's Club of Chicago. In addition to a number of government publications and magazine articles, she was author of a book, From Creche to Creed.]
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 7, 1966, p. 3A. [Oberlin College Archives, http://www.oberlin.edu/archive/holdings/finding/RG30/SG319/biography.html]
George Wilbert Pay
George W. (Shorty) Pay, treasurer of The Lake Erie Chemical
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Ruth I. Payne
Ruth I. Payne, 90, formerly of Oberlin, passed away in Columbus, at her daughter’s home, Monday, December 31, 2012. She was born in Oberlin April 5, 1922 [and was a 1940 graduate of OHS].
She was the longest member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Oberlin, since 1935. She was a member of the Missionary Society of Mt. Zion, Martin Luther King Group, Mt. Zion Ladies Group and was a caregiver for many years. Ruth enjoyed watching all sports, puzzles, crocheting, sewing, and baking.
She is survived by her daughters, Janice R. Edwards [OHS ‘66], Decatur, Georgia, Daisey G. Burton [OHS ‘67], Columbus, Dana M. McLaurin, Fairborn, Georgia; son, Donald N. Payne, Tucker, Georgia; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Payne; daughter, Donna M. Atkinson [OHS ‘60]; father, Jacob Huffman, mother, Virgie Breckenridge, two brothers; and seven sisters.
Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013, from 10 A.M. until the Service time at 11 A.M., in Mt Zion Baptist Church. Reverend Fred L. Bell will officiate. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, January 3, 2013.
On May 18, 2007, Dona Jean Payne-Walker, the eldest daughter of Ruth I. (Huffman) Payne and Donald E. Payne, suffered a sudden and unexpected departure from this life. Sister Walker was being treated in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Born September 20, 1942, and raised in Oberlin, Ohio, Dona was a light-hearted, kind and caring person who chose nursing as her life career. She [graduated from OHS in 1960 and] attended Grant School of Nursing, in Columbus, Ohio, where she received her degree as a registered nurse and later went on to receive a Baccalaureate/Bachelor Degree from Coppin State University.
While attending Grant School of Nursing, she met and married Charles Edward Walker, of Columbus, Ohio. They were the proud parents of three boys, Darryl Allen Walker, Eric Stephen Walker and Kevin Michael Walker. Baltimore, Maryland, is where the family eventually settled.
While living in Maryland, Dona was an active member of Faith Tabernacle Church, All Saints Catholic Church and Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
In 2005, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she became a member of 1st Victory Baptist Church; there Dona was honored to be a beloved mother of The Church. She worked in the school during the week and even sang in the choir. 1st Victory became a “Healing Place” for Dona until her sudden departure on May 18, 2007.
She is already missed in the physical, although present with Our Lord in the spirit… On Today We Honor Her Life!
Dona is survived by her three sons, Darryl, Eric and Kevin, her mother Ruth Payne, three sisters Daisy Burton, Janice Edwards and Dana McLaurin, her brother Donald Payne, grand children Quinton, Mariah and Christopher, sister-in-law Linda Walker, and a host of extended family and friends.
The funeral was held Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at Murray Brothers Chapel, Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Henry L. Mason, pastor of 1st Victory Baptist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Dona J. Payne-Walker of College Park, Ga. entered into eternal rest on May 18, 2007. [She was a 1960 graduate of OHS.] A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Today, Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 6 PM in our Cascade Chapel. She is survived by sons, Daryl Allen Walker, Eric Stephen Walker and Kevin Michael Walker; grandchildren; mother, Ruth Payne; sisters, Janice Edwards, Daisy Burton and Dana Payne McLaurin; brother, Donald Payne; nephews and nieces. Viewing Today 11 AM until the hour of service at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW (corner of Cascade Rd. near I-285) 404-349-3000 mbfh.com.
Murray Brothers Funeral Home, Atlanta, Ga., www.mbfh.com
Dwight V. Peabody of Venice, Fla., brother of Mrs. W. E. Parker of 37 Morgan, died of a heart attack Jan. 3 while playing golf there. He was 77 years old.
Born in Oberlin, Mr. Peabody [graduated from Oberlin High School in 1913,] attended Oberlin College, was graduated from Ohio State University and received the master’s degree from Columbia University. He was football coach at Elyria High School, then moved to Canton and coached football, basketball and track at McKinley High School there from 1925 until he retired and moved to Florida in 1960.
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Parker are his wife, Catherine; five children; and two brothers, Earl Peabody of Elyria and Carl Peabody of Seal Beach, Calif.
Private services were held in Florida and cremation followed.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 13, 1972, p. 4.
Dwight V. Peabody died Jan. 3[, 1972, Oberlin College class of 1917] of a heart attack on a golf course near his home in Venice, Fla. He was 78 years old. A native of Oberlin, he was a graduate of Ohio State and did graduate work at Columbia.
He had lived in Florida for 10 years following his retirement after coaching football, basketball, baseball and track and teaching science at Canton (Ohio) McKinley High School from 1924 to 1960. He previously coached at Elyria High School. During WWI he was a second lieutenant in the Army Air Service.
Mr. Peabody leaves his wife, the former Mrs. Catherine R. Schubert, whom he married in 1951. She was secretary of the First Church in Oberlin for several years prior to their marriage. Other survivors include daughter Mrs. Dayton (Margaret) Thorne, ’55, of Cupertino, Calif., son Dwight J., of Mt. Vernon, Wash., sister Mrs. W. E. Parker of Oberlin, brothers Earl of Elyria and Carl of California, and seven grandchildren. His first wife (Marion C. Mosher, ’18), whom he married in 1919, died in 1943.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, March/April 1972, p. 47.
Mrs. D. V. Peabody Dies in Canton
Mrs. Webster parker received word Wednesday morning of the death of her brother’s wife, Mrs. D. V. [Marion Clare (Mosher)] Peabody, at Canton. Mrs. Peabody, a former Oberlin resident [and 1913 graduate of Oberlin High School], had been ill two weeks. She is the daughter-in-law of C. D. Peabody, of Oberlin. Mrs. Parker will go to Canton to attend the funeral services.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 16, 1943, p. 1.
Harlan William Peabody
Harlan William Peabody, 89, died on
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Ruth Alberta Peabody
Ruth Alberta Peabody (nee Raloff), 86, died May 3 at Welcome Nursing in Oberlin after a long illness.
Born in Lorain, she lived all her life in the Oberlin and Spencer area. She worked as a dental assistant for R.A. Phipps for 25 years, retiring in 1973.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a  graduate of Oberlin High School.
Survivors include her son, George Peabody of Groton, Mass., daughters Peggy Skerda and Helen Young of Spencer, Sue Reinemann of Watertown, Tenn., a sister, Alma Auble of Santa Rosa, California, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, and her parents Frank and Minnie Raloff.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Gardner of United Methodist Church officiating. Internment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Spencer.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, May 5, 1998, p. 2.
Service to be tomorrow for Wilbur Peabody,
Wilbur Peabody, 65, of 23 Orchard, was killed Monday night when the car he was driving slammed into the rear of a farm tractor stopped on Rt. 303 near Rt. 58 in Pittsfield Township.
Peabody was pronounced dead at Allen Hospital shortly after 9:30 p.m. A Lorain County deputy coroner ruled that he died of internal injuries.
Mark J. Diedrick, 17, of Rt. 303, Wellington, the operator of the tractor, and his sister, Mary Diedrick of the same address, were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.
Peabody was enroute to his home here from the building site of a new home he was having built in Spencer when the accident occurred.
Diedrick’s tractor was sideways across Rt. 303 as he was preparing to use it to pull his sister’s car from a ditch on the north side of the highway, according to the Ohio State Patrol reports.
Peabody’s westbound car hit the rear of the stopped tractor, pushing it into Miss Diedrick’s auto. She was not in the car at the time. No charges were filed.
Peabody retired in February from his job as a printer with the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, a job he had held for 19 years. Prior to that, he worked at both the Oberlin News and the Oberlin Tribune.
Born in Oberlin Jan. 8, 1908, he lived in the area all his life [and was a 1932 graduate of OHS]. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Skerda of Brooklyn, Ohio, Mrs. James (Helen) Young of Spencer, and Mrs. Verne (Sue) Reinemann of Hawaii; a son, George of Groton, Mass., and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Cowling Funeral Home with the Rev. Forrest Waller officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 19, 1973, p. 7.
Walter H. Peake
Grafton—Walter H. Peake, 70, of 967 Chestnut St., died today at 4 a. m. in Elyria Memorial Hospital after an illness of one year. He was born Sept. 5, 1885, in LaCarne [and was a 1905 graduate of OHS].
Mr. Peake was engaged in farming most of his life and also was a manager of Standard Drug stores for many years. He also had worked at Ohly’s Drug Store in Oberlin and PX Drug Store in Grafton.
Survivors are his wife Mildred; two daughters, Doris and Sandra, both at home, and one sister, Mrs. George Broadwell of Oberlin.
Friends will be received at the Russell D. Fulton Funeral Home after 2 p.m. tomorrow. The Rev. Burl Brown , pastor of the Grafton Methodist Church, will officiate at serviceds Saturday at 1:30 p. m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, December 22, 1955, p. 2.
Robert Wilson Peal
Robert Wilson Peal, 79, of Orange, a watchmaker, died Saturday of a stroke. [He was a 1936 graduate of OHS.] Private services. Arrangements by Saddleback Chapel, Tustin. Survivors: sons, Paul, Douglas; five grandchildren.
The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Calif., Friday, November 14, 1997, p. B7.
Mark L. Pearlman
Mark L. Pearlman, 47, of Oberlin, died suddenly Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at his home. He was born September 1, 1962 in Oberlin.
Mark was a graduate of Oberlin High School in 1980. He was a master mechanic and enjoyed working on antique cars and attending antique car shows.
He is survived by his father, Jerome A. Pearlman of Oberlin; brothers, Jerome A. (Denise) Pearlman, II of San Diego, California, Dewey Pearlman of Elyria; nieces, Candice of Vista, California, Shaundre and heather, both of Elyria, Evan of Seattle, Washington; nephews, Dewey, Jr. of Florida and Jerry, III of Cleveland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Imogene E. Pearlman; and nephew, Shawn.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 18, 2009, 11 a.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 99 S. Park St., Oberlin. Interment will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Wednesday, September 9, 2009.
Mrs. Pearson, 74, is
found dead in parking
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. in Fairchild Chapel for Mrs. Edward H. Pearson, 140 Elm, who died Wednesday [Dec. 22] afternoon. She was 74. Rev. Frederick Schumacher will conduct the service.
Mrs. Pearson was pronounced dead on arrival at Allen Hospital. The custodian of Robertson Hall called police when he saw a woman lying in the parking lot beside the conservatory buildings.
Parents at Con
Mrs. Pearson, born Madeleine Sweet, was born in Oberlin Feb. 25, 1891. Her father, Edgar George Sweet, was professor of pianoforte and singing in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1883 till his retirement in 1921 and her mother also was on the conservatory faculty for 25 years.
Mrs. Pearson graduated from [OHS in 1908 and from] Oberlin College in 1912, Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of First Church and had returned to Oberlin two years ago to make her home.
Husband died in 1953
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois P. Carson of Stratford-Wayne, Pa., and Mrs. Alice P. Jorgenson of Huntington, N. Y.; one son, Edward H. Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Earl W. Derr of Rockford, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Her husband died in 1953.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the First Church building fund.
Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, December 30, 1965, p. 3A.
Betty Gertrude Pease
Betty Gertrude Pease (nee Burke), 72, of Oberlin, died Dec. 26 at Allen Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident, she was a 1945 graduate of Oberlin High School. For many years, she was a sales clerk at the former BeViers Clothing Store in Oberlin.
She was member of the First Church in Oberlin.
She enjoyed gardening and flowers.
She is survived by two sons, Allen F. of Mansfield and Keith N. of Dola, Ohio; two daughters, Karen E. Hignett of Wellington and Janet D. Lewis of Lorain; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Rosemary Hardy of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Allen Pease Jr.; and her parents, Norman J. and Gertrude M. (nee Raab) Burke.
Services were Dec. 29 at the Cowling Funeral Home with burial at Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Golden Crescent Branch, P.O. Box 231, North Ridgeville 44039.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 4, 2000, p. 2.
Edward W. Peck[, an 1874 graduate of OHS and an 1881 graduate of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, July 1927, p. 26.
Dolores Leitner Peet
Dolores L. Peet [nee Leitner], 90, of Lakeland died Tuesday. [She was a 1925 graduate of OHS.] Lakeland Funeral Home.
The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Thursday, November 20, 1997, p. 11.
Alvin Clarence Pelton, 77, died on
He taught in
Mr. Pelton is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Weston C. Wilsing of
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Fred[erick William] Penfound, 74, of Huntington Station, Long Island, N.Y., a native and former resident of Elyria, died yesterday in Huntington Station after a long illness. [He was a 1913 graduate of OHS.]
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Crandall and Mrs. Florence Browne, both of Elyria and six brothers, Merle of Oberlin, Archie, Harlan, Carlton and Henry, all of Elyria and William T. of Swannanoa, N.C.
Funeral services will be tomorrow in Huntington Station, Long Island. Burial will be there.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Monday, April 14, 1969, p. 18.
Ira B. Penniman died
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, April 1940.
Services To Be Today For
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p. m. for Mrs. Corinne J. Percival [nee Johnson], 88, who died Monday at 6:15 p. m. at her home, 44 W. Vine.
Born in Oberlin Nov. 24, 1869, Mrs. Percival attended Oberlin public schools [1889 graduate of OHS] and Oberlin College. She was a member of First Church. After the death of her husband Frank C., former attorney in Castile, N. Y., in 1930, Mrs. Percival made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Russell Fox.
Besides the daughter with whom she made her home, Mrs. Fox is survived by a son, Merrill K., Santa Monica, Calif. and two half-sisters, Miss Rose and Miss Helen Dikens, both of Zanesville.
Rev. Joseph F. King will conduct the service and burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 20, 1958, p. 6A.
Geraldine M. Perez
Lorain -- Geraldine M. Perez (nee Geres), 69, of Lorain, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Lorain and was a lifelong resident of Lorain County.
She was a graduate of Oberlin High School [class of 1955?]. Mrs. Perez enjoyed camping, cards, yard work and her grandchildren and was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain.
Survivors include her daughter, Andrea Neal of Lorain; sons Edwin Perez of Amherst, Timothy Perez of Wakeman Township and Christopher Perez of St. Petersburg, Fla.; stepsons Angel Perez of Lorain and Hector Perez of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico; stepdaughters Elena Vallejera of St. Petersburg, Awilda Ortiz of Lorain and Judy Rivera of Fort White, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tomas E. Perez, in 2006; her parents, Stephen G. and Marie (nee Koleno) Geres; brother, Raymond Geres; and a sister.
Graveside services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, 44805 North Ridge Road, Amherst Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Northern Lake Region, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106; or Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio Chapter, 23811 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 210, Cleveland, OH 44122-5525.
Arrangements by Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals, Lorain.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, June 14, 2007.
Shirley K. Perkins
Shirley K. Perkins, 69, of Oberlin died Thursday, April 19, 2007, in New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, after a long illness. She was born June 7, 1937 in Oberlin and had lived in Oberlin and South Amherst all her life. [She was a 1955 graduate of OHS.]
She worked as a nurse’s aid for Tressies Nursing Home in Oberlin for five years and Farmer Boy Restaurant in South Amherst for many years. She also worked for Allen Memorial Hospital as a receptionist.
She was a member of the Pythian Sisters of Oberlin, VFW Post in Oberlin and the America Legion Post 12 where she was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping and was a member of the Good Sama Club and Black River Trail Blazers.
Survivors include her son, James E. Perkins of South Amherst; daughter, Jean E. Andrew of Grafton and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward D. Perkins; father, Frank Krueger Jr. and mother, Pearl Harper Krueger.
Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Monday with Pythian Sisters Service at 7 P.M. at the Cowling Funeral Home, 228 South Main Street, Oberlin. Services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon with the Ladies Auxiliary performing the services. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Garden.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, April 21, 2007.
Former Oberlin Girl
Passed Away Friday
Mrs. George A. [Nell] Persons Died in Huron Road Hospital After Long Sickness
The many friends of Mrs. George A. Persons of Elyria were pained to learn of her death which occurred in Huron Road hospital, Cleveland, Friday afternoon, July 6. She had been very sick there for several weeks before her death.
Mrs. Persons was formerly Miss Nell B. Snyder of this place. She was a  graduate of Oberlin high school and later had been a student in the Conservatory. She was born in Lyons, N. Y., May 8, 1884, and came with her parents to Oberlin when about 10 years of age.
After her marriage to Mr. Persons she became active in club work in Elyria and in the First Congregational church of that city. She belonged to the Woman’s Civic club and the Musical Art Society. After the death of her parents here she lived for several years with her brother in Cleveland where she held a secretarial position.
She was a woman of unusual attainments and beautiful character. She was skilled in the art of china painting and took much pleasure in the work of civic improvements. She possessed a keen logical mind and had been very successful in business. Before going to Cleveland she had been employed for a time in the office of the Oberlin Water Works.
Besides her husband, who is president of the West Side lumber and Coal Company, she is survived by two step-children, Charles Persons, Jr. and Mrs. Ruth Greenland of Elyria, two brothers, Charles H. Snyder of Cleveland and E. Clair Snyder of Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held from the home, 128 Cedar street, at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Grant officiating. The burial was in Ridgelawn cemetery in Elyria. The pallbearers were Oberlin friends of the deceased.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, July 13, 1923, p. 1.
Frank Walter Persons
Frank Walter Persons of Cleveland, formerly of Oberlin, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at his home. He was 87.
Born in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School in 1934. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked for several years for the Sherwin-Williams Company in Wheeling, W.Va., and then for a brief time as a lumber inspector for the New York Central Railroad. He worked for more than 30 years in sales at Ohio Sanitary Supply in Cleveland.
He enjoyed fishing, bird-watching, and spending time in the Cuyahoga County MetroParks.
Mr. Persons is survived by three nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, May, in 1974; and his brother, William, in 2001.
A graveside service was held at Westwood Cemetery on May 13. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled arrangements.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, June 8, 2004, p. 3.
William G. Persons, 82, oil engineer
Oberlin -- William Grow Persons, 82, of Oberlin, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 6, 1919 in Oberlin. He had graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1937], and the University of Missouri at Rolla. He lived in Jackson Hole, Wyo., until 1994, when he returned to Oberlin.
Persons was employed as a petroleum engineer for U.O.P. for 30 years, retiring in 1984.
Survivors include daughters Ann Branch of Monett, Mo., Debra Wanke of Warren, Ore. and Susan Hooe of South Gate, Calif.; brother, Frank Persons of Cleveland; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy (nee Wright); and parents, Ferdinand and Myrtle (nee Grow) Persons.
Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Westwood Cemetery, Morgan Street, Oberlin, with the Rev. Bill Tumbleson of New Life Hospice officiating.
Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Thursday, March 22, 2001.
Mrs. Sarah Gillette Peterman Dies in
Word was received in Oberlin of the death of Mrs. Sarah Gillette Peterman on April 8, in Glendora, California.
Mrs. Peterman was born in New London, September 30, 1876 , moving later to Oberlin with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ransom Gillette. The family lived on South Main street. She was [an 1887] graduate of the Oberlin High School, and of Oberlin College with the class of 1892. For several years she was a teacher in the Lorain schools.
In addition to her husband, Warren, Mrs. Peterman is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Kennard of California, and two cousins, Joseph Hull and Mrs. Carl Pfaff, both of Oberlin.
Burial was made in Glendora.
The Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, April 27, 1944, p. 2.
Margaret Ruth Schubert Petersen
Margaret Ruth Schubert Petersen, 90, passed away September 8, 2011 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
She was born in Elyria, Ohio on September 1, 1921, to Frank Elmer and Lucy (Eckert) Schubert. In 1976, she married John "Pete" Petersen, who preceded her in death in May, 2003
Margie was a graduate of Oberlin High School [in 1939] and the Ohio State University. She began her career in the travel industry with Capitol Airlines, and later worked for Shipka Travel Agency in Parma, and Thomas Cook in Detroit, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio. She loved to travel and visited many countries around the world during her lifetime.
She is survived by her nieces Shirley Anne Saporito of Boyton Beach, Florida, Jan Bechtel of Defiance, Ohio, Barb Bechtel of Amherst, and Judy Schubert of Colorado; nephews Raymond Schubert of Colorado and Kent (Susan Kim) Bechtel of Kirtland, Ohio; brother-in-law Donald Bechtel of Birmingham, Ohio; many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Lucille Schubert [OHS ‘27], Cornelia Dague [OHS ‘26], and Jeanette Bechtel [OHS ‘41]; two brothers, William Schubert [OHS ‘34]and one in infancy; nephews Kevin Bechtel and Charles Schubert; and a great nephew, Bruce Freeland.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:30 p.m., at Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Elyria. Her niece, the Rev. Jan Bechtel, will officiate.
Hempel Funeral Home in Amherst, Ohio was honored to serve the family of Margaret Petersen.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Friday, September 9, 2011.
Charles E. Pettet
Charles E. Pettet, 40, of 204 South Main, died Monday afternoon at his home. The county coroner will rule on the cause of death.
He was born in Kirtland but had lived in the Oberlin area most of his life [and graduated from Oberlin High School in 1960]. He had been manager of the NAPA auto parts store here before becoming disabled in an automobile accident nine years ago. He was a member of the Amherst Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Erik of Oberlin; a daughter, Katie of Lorain; his mother, Mrs. Faye Pettet of Oberlin; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Beverly) Ziegler of Brighton, and Patricia Edwards of Amherst; and a brother, Robert, of Montrose, Mich. His father, Robert, died in 1957.
Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Cowling Funeral Home with Steve Cain of the Amherst Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, June 9, 1983, p. 2.
Cleatues W. Pettiford
Cleatues W. Pettiford, 90, of Elyria died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at Elyria United Methodist Village. Born in Chicago [and a 1936 graduate of OHS], he served in the Navy during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
For many years, he was an EKG technician at Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland before retiring. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin. He enjoyed all types of music.
Survivors include his caregiver, Collier Corn of Elyria; a nephew, James Caywood Jr. of Akron; a goddaughter, Carla Inman of Elyria; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Daphine (nee Clark), in 2000, and his parents, Aurther and Madah Pettiford.
Friends may call 10 until services at 11 a.m. Monday at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, January 28, 2006.
H. Pettiford Sr.
Wallace H. Pettiford Sr., 76, of Oberlin, died March 18 at the Hospice of St. Joseph after a long illness.
Born in Oberlin, he was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1938 and from Fenn Business College in Cleveland with a degree in business and accounting.
After World War II, he worked with his father in the family business, the Pettiford Bakery, in Oberlin. He closed the business in 1988 after the bakery had been running for 65 years.
During World War II, he served in the Army and left as a master sergeant.
He was a member of Rust United Methodist Church.
Mr. Pettiford is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gwendolyn (nee Singer); daughters Cheryl P. Gooch and Stephanie C. Jones, both of Oberlin; sons Wallace H. “Skip” Jr. of Bethesda, Md., and Thomas O. of Elyria; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian Mehlinger of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Margaret (nee Young) Pettiford; a brother, Clarence; and sisters Mildred Gatlin and Helen Tompkins.
Memorial services were March 23 in Rust United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kevin Coleman, assisted by the Rev. Charles Mayle, officiating.
Family burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 25, 1997, p. 2.
Aaron Pettit, 29, former Oberlin resident [and 1981 graduate of Oberlin High School], died March 1 in New York City after a short illness.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Pettit of Atlanta, Ga.; his father, Jim Pettit of North Carolina; a sister, Laura Vevereka of Wadsworth; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Pettit of Florida and Margaret Starr of Oberlin.
Private services were held in New York. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 10, 1992, p. 2.
Robert B. Petty
Robert B. Petty, 76 of Parkersburg, WV loving husband, father and grandfather died January 3, 2006 at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Loran County, Ohio on August 5, 1929 and was the son of the late Boyd H. and Grace B. Baker Petty. He retired as a Supervisor from Borg Warner following 29 years of services. He was a member of the Parkersburg American Legion Post #15. He was a member of the 40 & 8 Society at the American Legion. He graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1948].
Survivors include his wife Jacqueline Sue Radcliff Petty, six daughters and a son, Linda Hurt of Albuquerque, NM, Judy and Vernon Dellenger of Mineral Wells, WV, Matthew and Jill Sams of Parkersburg, WV, Betsy A. and Jim Register of FL, Nancy E. and John Kleine of FL, Sarah M. and Gary Gibbins of FL, Patricia R. Landers of FL, , 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a sister Vera M. Wheeler of River Falls, WS.
He was preceded in death by his parent.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 4:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Reverend Norman Butler officiating.
An online register may be signed at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
The Sentinel, Parkersburg, W.Va., January 7, 2006.
A. ‘Budd’ Pfaff Jr. dies at age 68 in Detroit
Henry A. “Budd” Pfaff Jr., 68, former Oberlin resident, died Friday at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit after a long illness.
He was born and grew up in Oberlin, graduating from [Oberlin High School in 1931 and from] Oberlin College in 1935. His father, Henry Pfaff Sr., was a partner in the Pfaff and Morris Men’s clothing store, which began business in 1915.
“Budd” served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II and in 1947 became co-founder and vice president of the Emery Air Freight Corp., which he served until retirement in 1970.
He is survived by his wife, Lela (nee Brown); two sons, David of Phoenix, Arizona and Charles of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Myrla Stoll of Wellington; and three grandsons.
Services were Tuesday morning at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Cote, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Detroit YMCA or to the Redford Presbyterian Church, Detroit.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 15, 1982, p. 2.
Henry A. (Budd) Pfaff Jr. died July 9, 1982, in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Detroit, after a long illness. He retired in 1970 as regional vice president of Emery Air Freight Corp., a company that he and other World War II Navy veterans founded in 1947.
Mr. Pfaff was born in Oberlin July 8, 1913, and majored in political science. He played varsity golf and was fullback on the football team and did the passing and punting. Following graduation [from OHS in 1931 and from Oberlin College in 1935] he became a partner with his father in the Pfaff Clothing Co. in Oberlin.
As an officer in the Naval Reserve from June 1943 to January 1946, Mr. Pfaff spent most of his time in air cargo work. After leaving the Navy, he sold his interest in the clothing store and went to work for TWA in Columbus until he helped found Emery Air Freight.
Mr. Pfaff continued to be an avid golfer and his home in Detroit overlooked the Redford municipal golf course. He was a lifetime member of the Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield, Mich., a member of the John Frederick Oberlin Society and the John Heisman Club, and a long-time member of the Heritage Club, benefactors to the Detroit YMCA.
He leaves his wife, the former Lela Brown [OHS ‘31], who worked in the college treasurer’s office for two years prior to their marriage in 1937, two sons, a sister and three grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Summer 1983, p. 79.
Lela B. Pfaff, 90, college's treasurer
Sun City, Ariz. -- Lela B. Pfaff, 90, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Oberlin, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at her home, following a brief illness.
She was born July 12, 1913, in Bremen, Ohio, and spent her early life in Oberlin, [graduating from OHS in 1931 and] attending Oberlin College. She lived in Detroit most of her life and had a summer home in Sun City for 34 years.
Mrs. Pfaff was a past treasurer of Oberlin College.
She served on the YMCA board in Detroit, worked as treasurer of Kings Daughters, a Christian philanthropic organization, and was a life member of Plum Hollow Country Club of Southfield, Mich.
Survivors include her son, Charles Pfaff of Hilton Head, S.C.; brother, David Pfaff [Brown] of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters, Ruby Worster of Cleveland; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. ''Bud'' Pfaff; and parents, Freman W. and Anna (nee Pfleiger) Pfaff [Brown].
Friends may call 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at 11 a.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. The Rev. O. French Ball, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Oberlin, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
Joel Howd Phelps, Jr.
Joel H. Phelps., Jr., 84, Raleigh, July 3. [He was a 1933 graduate of OHS.] Funeral 3 p.m., Tuesday, Union Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St.
The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 5, 1999, p. B4.
William George Phelps
William George Phelps, emeritus professor of Ancient Languages at Centenary College, Louisiana, died on August 16, 1958, at the age of 86.
Born on May 29, 1872, in Nova, Ohio, Mr. Phelps attended Oberlin High School [class of 1891], the Oberlin Preparatory Department, and Ohio Wesleyan University, before receiving his A.B. degree from Oberlin in 1897, and his A.M. degree from Princeton in 1902. He also spent summers doing graduate study at the University of Michigan, Cornell University, and the University of Chicago. His teaching career included country schools in Huntington and Rochester Townships in Lorain County, Red River Valley University in North Dakota, Pennington Seminary in New Jersey, and in the Baker-Himel School in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he remained for six years. He taught Greek, Latin, and Ancient History in these schools.
In 1908, Mr. Phelps accepted a position at The Terrill School in Dallas, Texas. For two years he was chairman of the Classical Section of the Texas State Teachers’ Association. In 1923, he went to Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he remained as professor and head of the department of Ancient Languages, until his retirement in 1949. He taught for a total of 53 years.
Mr. Phelps is the author of several pamphlets of a classical nature. He was elected to a life membership in the International Mark Twain society; he was a Mason, a Knight Templar, and a Shriner. He was a member of the Conference of Christians and Jews and the Board of Directors of the YMCA; he was an honorary member of Alpha Chi. At the request of Ernest Hatch Wilkins, former president of Oberlin College, he represented Oberlin at the Centenary College Inauguration of President Joe J. Mickle.
He was abroad twice: in 1904 when he traveled, and in 1929, when he studied at the American Academy at Rome.
In 1906, he married Margaret Beaman; they had two children.
Several of Mr. Phelps’s relatives attended Oberlin: his brother Charles, ’90-91, his sister Mary Phelps Lea, ’91, his nieces Eunice Lea Kettering, ’29 and Mary Lou Beaman, ’57.
Survivors include his widow, his son William B. of Shreveport, and two granddaughters. His son Sabin died in 1919.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, January 1959, p. 31.
Madeline Phillippi, ex-area teacher, dies
Mrs. Roy (Madeline) Phillippi, 77, nee Howe, of Portland, Ore., a native of Henrietta Township and former teacher at the Birmingham and Brighton schools, died Tuesday in a Portland convalescent home after a long illness.
Mrs. Phillippi graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1915] and attended Bowling Green State University. She was a former member of Birmingham United Methodist Church and taught in the Birmingham and Brighton Schools in 1919 and 1920. She lived in Dublin, O., and Saginaw, Mich., before moving to Portland, Ore., 15 years ago.
Surviving are a son, John of Portland and a brother Edwin Howe of Ashland. Her husband, Roy, died in 1956.
The funeral will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Birmingham United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Braby officiating. Burial will be in Birmingham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church tomorrow from 1 p.m. until time of the service at 3 p.m. The Gerber Funeral Home, Wakeman, has charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, October 30, 1975, p. C-2.
Julia H. ‘Judy’ Phillips
Julia H. “Judy” Phillips, 83, of Fairfield, Pa., a longtime staff member at the Oberlin News-Tribune, died Nov. 8 after a long illness.
Born in Uhrichsville, Ohio, on Feb. 2, 1908, she moved to Oberlin in 1911 when her father came here to purchase the Oberlin Printing Co., publisher of the News-Tribune. She graduated from Oberlin High School [in 1925] and from Oberlin College in 1930 and began work in her father’s office.
For many years she was chief proofreader for the printing company and reporter for the News-Tribune. In January 1970 the N-T named her and Gladys Sellew as “Women of the Year” and commented that she “is a fast, accurate and dedicated reporter” of hundreds of school board and City Council meetings and activities as Oberlin grew from village to modern, full-service city.
In October 1969 when the News-Tribune and the Oberlin Printing Company became separate entities, Judy chose to be a full-time proofreader for the printing company and to write for the N-T only occasionally.
She retired in 1975 as chief proofreader at the printing company and rejoined the N-T staff as part-time proofreader and writer. In June 1987 she and her sister Marjorie moved to Fairfield, Pa., to be near other relatives.
She is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Phillips and Ethel Huston, both of Fairfield, Pa. A third sister, Ruth Reinhold, died earlier this year.
Memorial services will be held in the Mennonite Church in Fairfield on Nov. 30.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, November 26, 1991, p. 2.
Died at His Home on North Water Street Monday—Was a Member of Western Star Band
Augustus Phoenix, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Phoenix of 144 North Water street, died at his home Monday forenoon at 10:40 o’clock, from the effects of tuberculosis. The young man was in his 26th year and had a large circle of friends.
Augustus Phoenix was born in Norwalk July 16, 1882, and came with his parents to Oberlin when three months old. He was graduated from Oberlin high school in 1904 and the same year became a member of the First Congregational church. For some time he has been employed at Talcott hall and has been one of the faithful attendants there. The young man had been a member of the Western Star band for the last sixteen years and is the first member who has died since the organization of the band.
The deceased was a devoted Christian young man and always had a cheerful smile and a pleasant word for everybody. The young ladies of Taclott hall expressed their sorrow to the bereaved family for they had come to know and esteem the young man for his good qualities.
Besides his parents he leaves three brothers and four sisters to mourn his death.
Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Dr. Bradshaw. Many members of the band were present and followed their departed comrade to the grave. The interment was in Westwood cemetery.
The Oberlin Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, June 12, 1908, p. 1.
Charles S. Phoenix
Oberlin—Charles Sumner Phoenix, 83, of 144 North Park St., died last night in Weber’s Nursing Home, Wellington, after a long illness.
Mr. Phoenix was born in Oberlin[, was a 1905 graduate of OHS,] and had lived in the area all his life. He was a member of First Church of Oberlin.
Surviving are two sisters, Grace Phoenix of Chicago, and Mrs. Bessie Neal of Cleveland and a brother, David of Denver.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery. The Rev. Frederick Schumacher will officiate.
The Cowling Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Thursday, October 10, 1968, p. 26.
Oberlin—Funeral services for Miss Clarissa Phoenix [1917 graduate of OHS], daughter of Mrs. Hattie Phoenix, of 144 North Park street, will be held from the home this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Miss Phoenix’s death occurred late Thursday night at Allen hospital, three days after an operation. She was 31 years of age. The burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Saturday, August 25, 1928, p. 2.
Grace K. Phoenix
Grace K. Phoenix, 83, former Oberlin resident, died in Suburban Community Hospital, Warrensville, on Oct. 4.
Born in Oberlin, she graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1919 and from] Schauffler College in Cleveland in 1924. She taught speech in Chicago schools and for over 50 years was a social worker supervisor in Chicago. For the past three years she had been a resident of Beach Haven Health Care Center, Beachwood.
She is survived by a sister, Bessie Neal, Cleveland; niece, Hattie Hamlet of Shaker Heights; and nephew, David Phoenix, of Tucson, Ariz.
Graveside services were in Westwood Cemetery on Oct. 9 with Rev. Charles Aufdenkampe of Grace Lutheran Church officiating.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, October 18, 1984, p. 2.
Death of Young Girl [Lucy
After an illness of four months Miss Lucy Victoria Phoenix died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Hattie Phoenix, at 144 North Park street, Thursday morning. Miss Phoenix, who was 21, graduated from the high school in 1912. She is survived by her mother, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the family home. Interment was made in Westwood.
The Oberlin News, Oberlin, Ohio, Wednesday, July 2, 1913, p. 1.