UTICA — A funeral service for Rosada McGruder, 90, of Utica, (recently residing with her daughter in Coventry, R.I.) will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Dallas Dryburgh officiating. Burial will follow in Homer Cemetery.
Rosada died Oct. 10, 2005, at Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon. She was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Knox County to Harry and Ada (Chappelear) McCammon.
She was a homemaker; superb wife, mother and grandmother; and server at several restaurants in the area. She was former assistant manager of the Pioneer Restaurant, Utica, and the L&K Restaurant in Newark/Granville area.
She was active in the following organizations until recently: Women’s Organization of Utica Presbyterian Church, Homer Homemakers, Homer Garden Club, Order of Eastern Star, Glenwood Chapter 303, past president of Homer PTA, served on the board of elections committee and assisted with church-sponsored dinners following elections.
Rosada was a lifelong member of Utica Presbyterian Church, a former Sunday school teacher and served as Sunday school superintendent. She loved the Lord and was an excellent example to all, of Christian love. She enjoyed traveling, dining out, crafts, playing cards, volunteer work, and attending the activities and performances of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Helena L. and Orin “Snook” Miller of Coventry, R.I.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary D. and Norma Cummings of Bradenton, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Otto Teele of Utica; sister-in-law, Jeannette Cochran of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald E. McGruder, who died in 1996; and a son, William Richard “Bill” McGruder, who died in 2002.
An OES service will be conducted Wednesday at 5:45 p.m., followed by calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Louis Sobocinski, 92, passed away Oct. 9, 2005, at his home in Garfield Heights.
He worked in the health industry as an LPN, served in the 103rd U.S. Army Infantry unit during World War II, and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4027, member of the VFW Post 3445 and was Ohio 57 Past Seam Squirrel MOC.
Mr. Sobocinski is survived by a sister, Alice Duchnowski; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Severyn and Sophia (Golembiewski); brothers, Edward Sobocinski and John Rafalski; and sisters, Frances Aniol and Helen Scoglietti.
Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fortuna Funeral Home, 5316 Fleet Ave., Cleveland. Funeral liturgy will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Cleveland, followed by graveside service at 1:30 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
UTICA — Marie Weich, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the Utica Care Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Marie was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Greganowka, Germany, to Edwin and Anna (Schkopan) Weich. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a pillar in her community of Fort Wayne, Ind., which she called home for the previous 15 years.
She is survived by her mother, Anna Weich; brothers, Fred (Carol) Weich of Boone Grove, Ind., and Emil Weich of Wanatah, Ind.; daughter, Tina (Thomas) Lewis of Yoder, Ind.; and sons, John (Monica) Joneikis of Jacksonville, Fla., Raymond Joneikis of Crete, Ill., and David (JoAnn) Joneikis of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren, Victoria, Natalie, Jason, Amanda, Tiffany, Courtney and Justin; and one great-grandchild, Gabriel.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Herbert Weich.
A graveside funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bell Cemetery at Utica.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s local Red Cross.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.