Elmer G. Bell
DANVILLE — Elmer Griffith Bell, 89, of 15423 Danville-Howard Road, Danville, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the residence.
He was born June 3, 1916, in Somerset County, Pa., to Leonard J. and Sarah C. (Armstrong) Bell. On June 3, 1938, he was married to Ethel Mae Kimmel. He served in the Navy during World War II, and was employed for 28 years at Mansfield Sanitary Pottery. He was a member of the North Bend Church of the Brethren, the American Legion Post 650, and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, bird watching, and looking for arrowheads and mushrooms.
He is survived by a son, Raymond (Marilyn) Bell of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Sarah (John) Bosko of Ellensburg, Wash., and Phyllis (Pete) Durbin of Danville; 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a son, Terry Bell.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District, P.O. Box 526 Danville, OH 43014. This obituary can be viewed at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Robert L. McCarty
MARENGO — Robert L. McCarty, 72, of Marengo died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2005, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury later this week. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Geno V. Perotti
MOUNT VERNON — Geno V. Perotti, 87, of Mount Vernon died Sept. 17, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Mount Vernon to Crescenzo and Mary (Rossi) Perotti. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the VFW. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Jim) Zak of Gambier; four grandchildren, Mark (Sue Ann) Zak of Bainbridge, Matthew (Gina) Zak of Mount Vernon, Gena Zak of Albany, N.Y., and Amy Zak of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Rose Pribonic and Melina Amicon of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Perotti, in 1994; and a sister, Ada Guiolili.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul School, 206 E. Chestnut St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
John Spears Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — John W. Spears Jr., 68, of North Main Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the Rose Garden Nursing Center.
He was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Newark to the late John W. and Beatrice (Wagers) Spears Sr.
He is survived by a son, John W. Spears III; a daughter, Beth Ann Spears; and a sister, Gladys Walter of Newark.
Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna Spears; and two sisters, Bonnie Frances and Rose Derringer.
There will be no calling hours. There will be a graveside service in Mound View Cemetery at Mount Vernon at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
This obituary and online condolences are available at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
WESTERVILLE — Ray Tudor, 73, of Westerville died Sept. 17, 2005, at Kobacker House in Columbus.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1932, in Columbus to Wilbur and Bertha (Lydy) Tudor. Ray was a veteran of the Korean conflict and awarded the Purple Heart for his valor. He retired in 1984 as a lieutenant with the Columbus Fire Department. He was a member of the Sunbury VFW Post 8736 and the DAV.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Shelby (Basham); children, Mark Tudor of Kalamazoo, Mich., Stuart Tudor of Pickerington, Jerry Williams of Sunbury and Terry Williams of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Betty Lesher of Columbus, Shirley Vingle of Reynoldsburg;, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Richard, Jim and John; and sisters, Margaret Tussing, Marie Gornall and Mary Jane Schmitt.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the memorial service to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. A celebration dinner will follow at the Sunbury VFW and burial will follow at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.