He was born
He graduated from
Valentine was a retired steelworker for
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Roslyn (nee Mickey); son, Chiah Malik of Columbus; his parents, Clyde M. and Hannah J. Valentine of Oberlin; brothers Clyde M. Valentine Jr. of Texas, David E. Valentine of Miami, Fla., and Jay P. Valentine of Brunswick; sister, Bonnie, of Oberlin; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Friends may call Friday from until time of the service at at
Arrangements by Wyers Funeral Chapel,
The Morning Journal,
Services for Faith E. Vales [nee Draper], 79, of Redding will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding.
The Rev. Hartley Lee of St. James Lutheran Church in Redding will officiate.
Burial will be at Lawncrest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Vales died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1993, at Redding Medical Center.
Born July 10, 1914, in Oberlin, Ohio, [and a 1931 graduate of OHS,] she moved to Shasta County in 1978 from Hinkley, Ohio.
She was an interior decorator for Taylors Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio.
Survivors include husband Richard; daughters Donna Papowich of Redding and Jennifer Williamson of Shasta Lake; brother John Draper of Columbus, Ohio; sister Evelyn Melton of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Valley Art League, 1126 Parkview Ave., Redding, CA 96001.
Redding Record Searchlight, Redding, Calif., Saturday, November 6, 1993, p. A11.
Funeral is today in Arizona for Lloyd Van
K. Lloyd Van Ausdale, 57, former Oberlin resident [and 1929 graduate of Oberlin High School], died Monday in Tucson, Ariz., where he had moved 15 years ago. Funeral services and burial will be today in Tucson.
He was employed as a carpenter for Lee Ross when he lived in Oberlin.
Mr. Van Ausdale is survived by his wife, Celia; three children, Lois and Dick, at home, and David, in the navy, stationed at San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, J. H. (Scotty) of Oberlin and Ted of Oneco, Fla.; and three sisters, May Hall, Gertrude Husted and Dorothy Kern, all of Oberlin.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 20, 1967, p. 5.
Lois Van Ausdale of Cottonwood, Ariz., former Oberlin resident, died on March 9 after a long battle with poor health.
A 1951  graduate of Oberlin High School, she served two years in the Air Force before settling in Arizona in 1954.
She is survived by two brothers, David of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Richard of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Cecelia Van Ausdale.
Private services were held in Cottonwood, Ariz.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
Marguerite Lucille (Lyman) Van
Marguerite Lyman Van Ausdale, [OHS ’30, Oberlin Kindergarten Training School ’33, died] December 13, 1990, in Bucksport, Maine. Born June 24, 1912, in Wakeman, Ohio, she taught in the Oberlin public schools for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, two children, and a brother. Survivors include three daughters, a brother, and four grandchildren.
Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1991, p. 27.
Maretta W. VanAusdale
Maretta W. (Pegge) VanAusdale, age 87 of Gainesville, Florida, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in E.T. York Care Center. She was born April 29, 1925 in Oberlin, Ohio to Daniel C. and Magdalene Glover Worcester [and graduated from OHS in 1944].
Maretta was a member of the Garden Club of Gainesville, Florida and of the Stone City Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Amherst, Ohio. She loved to travel and see the world.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur VanAusdale [OHS ‘39] in 1999 and her grandson, Teddy Vickers in 2005.
She is survived by her children, Susan (Mitch) Vickers of Pineville, NC and William VanAusdale [OHS ‘76] of Savannah, GA; granddaughter, Rebecca Vickers and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Ohio. Arrangements are under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, (352) 376-7556. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Fla., Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Mary Agnes Van Ausdale
Mary Agnes Van Ausdale (nee Princehorn), 65, former Oberlin resident, died last Friday at her home in Mount Lebanon, Pa.
Born in Oberlin, she made her home here until 1954 when she moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. She moved to Florida in 1978 and then to Mount Lebanon in 1986.
She is a former member of the First Church in Oberlin, a  graduate of Oberlin high School and of the Oberlin Business College.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Mirda and a son, Daniel G., both of Pittsburgh.
Services were Tuesday afternoon at the Cowling Funeral Home with Rev. John Elder officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 20, 1986, p. 5.
Rolland H. Van Ausdale
Former Oberlin resident Rolland H. Van Ausdale, 87, of Monclave [sic] Road, Maumee, died Friday, May 12, at his home.
A [1926 graduate of OHS and a] 1930 graduate of Miami University of Ohio, he held a masters degree in education from Columbia University. He began his career as superintendent and principal of Monclove [sic] High School, where he also coached football, basketball, baseball and track.
Mr. Van Ausdale then went on to teach mathematics in the Grand Rapids School District and ended his career teaching mathematics at Otsego High School for 17 years before retiring in 1974.
Mr. Van Ausdale was a member of Beta Theta Pi, St. Vincent DePaul Society and was a 65-year member of St. Joseph’s Church of Maumee.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell; a daughter, Sister Maria Goretti of the Ursuline Order in Toledo; sons Martin P. Van Ausdale of Delta and Stephen R. Van Ausdale of Napoleon; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Celia Van Ausdale, owners of Van Kel Pharmacy, a brother, Robert D., a sister, Eleanor Hoch; and a granddaughter.
Services were held at the Maison-Dardenne Funeral Home in Maumee followed by funeral services at St. Joseph’s Church. Interment was at Swan Creek Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Ursuline Convent or the Northwest Ohio Hospice Association.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, August 8, 1995, p. 2.
E. Van Ausdale
Wilbur E. Van Ausdale of Gainesville died Tuesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 77.
Mr. Van Ausdale was a retired fire chief. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Born in Oberlin, Ohio, [and a 1939 graduate of Oberlin High School,] he lived there most of his life, retired to Fort Myers, and moved to Gainesville nine years ago.
Mr. Van Ausdale was a journeyman carpenter and past president of North Central Fireman's Association in Ohio.
He was a member of the International Fire Chiefs' Association, the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association, the Masonic Blue Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star in Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, Peg Van Ausdale of Gainesville; a son, William A. Van Ausdale of Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Vickers of Pineville, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Florida, Thursday, March 18, 1999.
Mrs. VanderPyl dies at age 73
Elizabeth R. VanderPyl, 73, of Oberlin, died Sunday morning at Allen Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Tacoma, Wash., she had lived in Oberlin since 1944 [1924?] [and was a 1929 graduate of Oberlin High School]. She attended Beaver College in Pennsylvania and Western College for Women in Oxford.
For many years she worked for the former Woods Florist of Oberlin and later was a self-employed dealer in antiques and estate sales.
She was a member of the First Church, Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Oberlin Women’s Club, and Senior Forum.
She is survived by two sons, Russell of Glendale, Ariz., and John of Agana, Guam; a sister, Mrs. Duff (Alice) Baldwin of Ferndale, Mich.; a brother, John Rodgers of Cincinnati; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 1982.
Private burial will be in Westwood Cemetery with memorial services to be held at a later date.
The family suggests that contributions, if desired, go to the Alzheimer Foundation.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 1, 1984, p. 2.
Helen Van der Pyl
Miss Helen (Judy) Van der Pyl, 70, of 36 S. Pleasant St., Oberlin, died in the Tressie Rest Home last night.
She was a former personnel director of the Girl Scouts of America in New York City and had served as secretary of the Oberlin Health Commission for two years.
Miss Van der Pyl was born in Holliston, Mass., Dec. 6, 1900, [graduated from OHS in 1919,] and had lived in Oberlin since 1965.
Two brothers survive, Russell L., Oberlin, and Col. Ellis C. Van der Pyl, Enterprise, Ala.
Friends may call at the Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Graveside services will be held in Westwood Cemetery tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Frederick Schumacher will officiate.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Girl Scout Campership Fund, Oberlin.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Tuesday, May 18, 1971, p. 22.
L. Vander Pyl, 72, dies Friday at Golden Acres
Russell L. Vander Pyl, 72, of 371 West College, died Feb. 19 in Golden Acres Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for a year.
Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on Dec. 14, 1909, he grew up in Oberlin; his father, Rev. Nicholas Vander Pyl, was pastor of First Church from 1917 to 1927.
Mr. Vander Pyl was graduated from [Oberlin High School in 1927 and from] Bowdoin College in 1932 and after Air Force service during World War II, he returned to Oberlin and had made his home here since 1944.
He was employed as an internal auditor for the Higbee Co., Cleveland, retiring in 1977. He was a member of First Church and of the Oberlin Exchange Club.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Rodgers); sons, Russell, of Phoenix, Arizona and Dr. John, of Agana, Guam; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held later, probably next summer when all the family can be present. After the service the ashes will be buried in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, February 25, 1982, p. 2.
Russell Vander Pyl
Russell L. Vander Pyl, 46, former Oberlin resident, died unexpectedly Sept. 1 in Phoenix, Ariz., after a short illness.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 16, 1940, and attended public schools in Oberlin, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1958. He graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin and did graduate study at Indiana University.
His life work was in the insurance industry. He handled insurance claims for businesses in Cleveland, Peoria, Ill., Akron, and Phoenix. Most recently he served as a claims examiner with Scottsdale Insurance.
A former member of First Church, Oberlin, he attended the Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix, serving on the Church Ministry Commission for several years.
He is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Ann, son Nicholas, brother John of Agana, Guam, three nephews and one niece. His father Russell died in 1982 and his mother Elizabeth (Betty) in 1984.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at First Church, with Rev. John Elder officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association, 6122 N. Seventh St., Suite One, Phoenix, Ariz. 85014.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 11, 1986, p. 5.
Jean Van Fossan
Jean Van Fossan, 94, of Lisbon, sister of Virginia Fletcher of Oberlin, died Sunday after a three months’ illness.
Miss Van Fossan attended Oberlin High School [1909 graduate] when the family lived here and spent two years at Oberlin College. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio State University in 1914. She retired in 1958 after teaching 44 years, most of them at South High School, Youngstown.
In addition to her sister, she leaves nieces and nephews and grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Her sister, Elaine, and brothers Ernest H. L. Morris and Robert L. preceded her in death.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, January 9, 1985.
E. Jean Van Fossan died Jan. 5, 1986, in Salem, Ohio, after a three-month illness. After [graduating from OHS in 1909 and] attending Oberlin College 1909-11, she graduated from Ohio State U. in 1914. She retired in 1958 after teaching 44 years, most of them at South High School, Youngstown.
She leaves her sister, Virginia Van Fossan Fletcher ’21, of Oberlin.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, Spring 1986, p. 57.
Morris Van Fossan
L. Morris Van Fossan, 89, brother of Virginia Fletcher of 143 East College, died Sunday at the Heather Hill Nursing Home in Chardon after a long illness. Services were held Wednesday in Lisbon.
Mr. Van Fossan lived in Oberlin from 1905 to 1910 [when he graduated from Oberlin High School]. He was graduated from Ohio State University in 1915, served in the United States Navy in World War I and lived in Cleveland where he was associated with the Van Sweringen Co. as manager of Moreland Courts and Shaker Square for many years. He was a former president of the Apartment House Owners Association of Cleveland, a trustee of the Shaker Historical Society, Rotary, The Cleveland Skating Club, the University Club and a member of Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights.
His wife died in 1968. In addition to Mrs. Fletcher, he is survived by a daughter, Jane, a sister, Jean Van Fossan of Lisbon and a brother, Robert L. of Ormond Beach, Florida. His brother, Judge Ernest H. Van Fossan died in 1970 and his sister, Elaine Hurd last March.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, September 30, 1982, p. 2.
Edward James Van Metre
Edward James Van Metre died on February 15, 2011 in Flagstaff, AZ. Born January 16, 1927, in California to Harold and Mary Stuckslager Van Metre, he attended school at Green Fields (Tucson), Oberlin College, and earned Masters and doctorate degrees from U of A. [He was a 1945 graduate of OHS.]
In 1954 Ed married Patricia Downer.
Through the years he taught school at Green Fields, Bisbee HS, Sunnyside HS, and 15 years in the College of Education at U of A. He was a member of Skyline Country Club in Tucson and Continental Country Club in Flagstaff and played golf and tennis well into his 80's.
In addition to Patricia, Ed is survived by a devoted nephew, Randolph Downer, Jr. (Sherry) of Tucson; first cousins, David Van Metre, Lanning Macfarland, Elizabeth Rosenberry and many extended family members, primarily in the Midwest. A celebration of Ed's life is planned for Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the Coconino Forest at Flagstaff pending favorable weather. Arrangements by NORVEL OWENS MORTUARY.
The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, February 24, 2011, p. A15.
Former Oberlin High School majorette Hollace A. “Holly” Velky, 19, died from injuries received in a one-car accident in Ashland County Saturday night.
She was born in Cleveland but lived in this area most of her life.
Miss Velky was a first-year student at Lorain County Community College. The 1988 OHS graduate was a concert band member and office worker in addition to being a majorette.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cowling Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial at Westwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her parents, Andrew and Kathleen Velky of Oberlin; a brother Andrew M., at home; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Velky of Cleveland.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Oberlin High School Endowment Fund.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, January 9, 1990, p. 2.
Mary Lee Venski
Mary Lee Venski [nee Hoffner] of Mountain Home, Idaho, formerly of Oberlin, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at the Elmore Long Term Care Center in Mountain Home. She was 76.
Born Dec. 21, 1928, in Oberlin, she lived in Oberlin until 1987, when she moved to Idaho.
She was a member of the Mountain Home Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Venski is survived by sons Mark Venski of Mountain Home, and Bart Venski of Melbourn, Fla.; daughter, Lynn Gabel of Wilmington, Del.; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael “Ike” Venski, in 1970; a son; and a brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Home Senior Center, c/o Ruth Powell, 1000 No. 3rd East, Mountain Home, ID 83647.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Tuesday, September 20, 2005, p. 3.
Bruce M. Verda, 56, truck manager
Oberlin -- Bruce M. Verda, 56, of Oberlin, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Ashland, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Dec. 26, 1943 in Oberlin, and had lived there all his life.
He graduated from Oberlin High School in 1962 and had attended Wolverine Trade School, Detroit, Mich.
Verda was employed for 23 years as operations manager in Norwalk for the International Truck dealership of Midvale. He previously was a driver and dispatcher for Parker Transfer.
He was a member of World Gym American Fitness Center, Elyria, and enjoyed weight lifting and motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia R. (nee Abrams) Verda of Oberlin; son, Michael Verda of Oberlin; brother, Philip L. Verda of Oberlin; sister, Brenda V. McCullough of Oberlin; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Steve Michael and Helen (nee Younglas) Verda.
Friends may call Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. at Cowling Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin. The Rev. William B. Padavick, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oasis Animal Shelter, 85, S. Main St., Oberlin 44074; or Boys and Girls Club, 218 N. Pleasant St., Oberlin 44074.
The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, Saturday, December 9, 2000
Mrs. Helen Verda, 60, dies in Elyria
Helen Younglas Verda, 60, of 255 North Pleasant, died Monday in Elyria Memorial Hospital.
Born in Oberlin on Feb. 1, 1920, she had lived all her life here [and was a 1937 graduate of OHS]. She served as secretary to the Oberlin High School principal for 17 years, retiring last June because of health.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, serving as union president in Oberlin during 1977-79.
Survivors include her husband, Steve; a daughter, Mrs. Brenda Green of 109 North Pleasant; two brothers, Edward Younglas and Leonard Younglas, both of Oberlin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday morning at 9:30 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Fr. Robert Bonnell officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the American Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, November 27, 1980, p. 2.
Mrs. Frank [Frances Knox] Vincent
Mrs. Frank Walter Vincent (Frances Graydon Knox), 79, died in Allen Hospital in Oberlin on March 29, 1961. She and her husband had been residents of Oberlin for twenty years, since Dr. Vincent’s retirement from active medical practice. [The family home is at 290 Morgan.]
Frances Knox was born in Campbell, New York, on April 18, 1881. She attended Oberlin High School [class of 1899] and Oberlin College, graduating from the latter in 1905 with a physical education major.
On September 17, 1908, she was married to Frank W. Vincent, ’03. He received his M.D. from Western Reserve University in 1906.
Before her marriage Mrs. Vincent taught physical education at Western College, Oxford, Ohio and did YWCA secretarial work in New York City. After 1908 she described her occupation as housework and raising a family. The Vincents were members of The First Church in Oberlin.
Dr. Vincent survives his wife, as do their sons, Robert K. of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Frank W. Jr. of Cambridge, and their daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Conrod of La Crescenta, California.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, October 1961, p. 47 [Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, March 30, 1961, p. 7A.]
Frank W. Vincent,
Dr. Frank Walter Vincent, 81, died at his home in Oberlin on April 28, 1962. He was a retired physician with M.D. degree from Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Frank Vincent was born in Blue Rapids, Kansas, on February 23, 1881. [He graduated from OHS in 1898 and from Oberlin College in 1903.] On September 17, 1908, he and Frances Graydon Knox, ’05, were married. She died in 1961.
From 1909 until 1917 Dr. Vincent was chief of the Baguio Hospital in the Philippines. Then, until 1930, he was engaged in the private practice of medicine in Manila. He retired in 1930 “after 21 strenuous years in the Philippine Islands.” They traveled for a few months and then returned to the United States, living in Michigan. In 1941 they came to Oberlin to make their home.
Dr. Vincent was acting commissioner, Lorain County District Health Department, 1945-47. During World War II, he was a member of the Oberlin Ration Board. He served on the Civil Service Commission for two years.
Dr. Vincent was a member of the First Church in Oberlin and served it in many ways, including two terms as trustee.
He was a member of the Oberlin City Club and, as a Mason, was a member of the Oberlin Lodge and the Lake Erie Consistory.
Oberlin friends say it would be difficult to name all the ways in which Frank Vincent was helpful to his church and to the community.
Dr. Vincent is survived by two sons, Robert of Dedham and Frank Jr. of Cambridge, Massachusetts; his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Conrod of California; his brother Harold, ’06, and sister, Miss Alice, k, both of St. Petersburg, Florida; and six grandchildren.
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Oberlin, Ohio, October 1962, p. 38.
Harold Gaston Vincent
Harold G. Vincent died Jan. 17[, 1974,] at
Mr. Vincent [graduated from OHS in 1901 and from
In 1916 he married Helen D. Cook, an instructor in psychology at
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine,
Betty Lou Volk, nee Vedder, 54, of Quincy, Michigan, died unexpectedly at Elyria Memorial Hospital Friday at 12:50 p.m. She had been visiting relatives in Elyria.
The Lorain County Coroner will rule on the cause of death.
Born in Machias, New York, [and a 1952 graduate of OHS,] she was an 11 year resident of Quincy where she owned and operated a ceramics shop.
Before moving to Quincy, she was a 15 year resident of Wellington.
Surviving are her husband, William, whom she married 11 years ago; four sisters, Alice Vedder of Wellington, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Reaser, Clarksfield, Mrs. Leo (Carol) Cupp, West Unity, Ohio and Mrs. Linda Wyman, Elyria; three brothers, Fred Hill, Wellington; Jack Hill, Oak Hill, W.Va.; and Alfred Hill, Elyria.
Friends may call at the Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home in Elyria Sunday 2-4 p.m.
The remains then will be taken to White Funeral Home in Litchfield, Mich., where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Litchfield Cemetery in Mich.
The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, Sunday, December 27, 1987, p. B5.