Donald Alkire Jr.
CENTERBURG — Donald E. Alkire Jr., 50, of Centerburg passed away suddenly May 5, 2005.
He was the owner of Alkire Construction.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Alkire; daughters, Lori Alkire, Jennifer (Jason) Davis and Lisa Alkire; four grandchildren, Daniel, Gregory, McKenzie and Shane Jr.; a brother, John (Sue) Alkire; a niece, Amy; nephew, Nicholas; and many friends and family.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gary Pollock will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Donald H. Berger
MANSFIELD — Donald H. Berger, 71, of Bailey Drive, Mansfield, died Friday morning, May 6, 2005, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
Donald was born March 25, 1934, in Mount Vernon to Harry and Lillian (Hoovler) Berger, and was graduated from Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1952. He returned to the Mansfield area from Dallas, Texas, in 1997. He was employed as a design engineer by Dana Corp. for more than 34 years, a job he thoroughly enjoyed despite being relocated every few years. Donald was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved watching movies from his special chair, and golf. His greatest joy was his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Lorretta (Stillson) Berger, whom he married Nov. 7, 1954; his son, Richard (Victoria) Berger of Lakeview; his daughters, Julia (Tim) Hite of Hillsdale, Mich., and Suzanne (Robert) Meister of Lexington; grandchildren and their spouses, Jason (Amy) Berger, Alicia (Tim) Mutchler and Sheena Berger, all of Norwalk, RaeJean and Tony Stamm of Middleburg, Teresa Cloninger of Bellefontaine, Tabitha and Bryan Corwin of East Liberty, Stephanie and Keith Bowers, Jeffery (Danielle) Hite and Megan Osmun, all of Hillsdale, Mich., and Alexandria Meister and Johnna Meister of Lexington; a brother, Charles (Patricia) Berger of Hardy, Va.; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet (Walter) Clippinger of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Pennti Maki will officiate. Interment services in Lexington Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
David B. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — David B. Smith, 70, of Mount Vernon died May 6, 2005, at Morning View Care Center in Centerburg.
He was born June 22, 1934, in Newcomerstown to Harold L. and Alma S. (Norman) Smith. He was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette (Frye), to whom he had been married 33 years; two daughters, Catherine (George) Payne of Lynchburg, Va., and Davida (Brian) Scott of Georgia; two sons, Scott (Penny) Smith of Fredericktown and Michael Smith of Mount Vernon; two stepdaughters, Krista (Joseph) Yaiko of Milton, Pa., and Lisa (David) Dinsmore of Fredericktown; three stepsons, Neil (Ruth) Hauger of Lewisburg, Pa., Mark Hauger of Mount Vernon and Dan Hauger of Fredericktown; a brother, Harold J. (Faith) Smith of Lewisburg, Pa.; a sister, Carol (Bill) Black of Glendora, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Smith; and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Pellinen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to Hopewell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, Gambier, OH 43022. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.