Donald J. Arnold
MOUNT VERNON — Donald J. Arnold, 67, of Monroe Mills Road, Mount Vernon, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005.
He was born Jan. 29, 1938, to the late Johnathan and Virgilia (Gardner) Arnold. Don was a 1956 graduate of Howard High School. He was employed by Ohio Cumberland Gas, Hunts Drilling Co., Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Continental Can, Ludlow, and American National Can. He was also a farmer for 30 years for his dad.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Colopy) Arnold; children, Daniel Arnold of Mount Vernon, Debra (Criss) Steinmetz of Howard, Joseph Arnold of Mount Vernon, Linda Oliver of Howard and Karen Laughrey of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Derrick (Shannon) Steinmetz, Beau Oliver, Tyler Savage, and Elijah and Hannah Oliver; great-grandchildren, Gage Allen and Carson Dean Steinmetz; brothers, Arthur (Mary G.) Arnold and Bernard Arnold of Mount Vernon, Charles (Catherine) Arnold of Powell and James (Diane) Arnold of Mount Vernon; sisters, Ruth Ann Hartman of Rochester, N.Y., Lucille Meyer of Mount Vernon and Mary Koss of Stevensville, Mich.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight “Curly” and Edward Arnold; a brother-in-law, Walter Koss; and nephews, Bill and Johnathan “John” Arnold.
The family will receive friends and family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. A Christian Wake will follow at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. This obituary can be viewed at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Harold T. Harmon
MOUNT VERNON — Harold T. Harmon, 82, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus.
He was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Youngstown to John and Mary (Kumik) Homonek. Mr. Harmon received his accounting degree from Youngstown State University before entering the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and receiving his honorable discharge in 1946. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1987 and had been awarded the Company Boss of the Year in 1986. He had also retired from the Retail Clerks Union. Mr. Harmon was a founding member of St. Christine’s Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by a son, Dr. Scott (Ann) Harmon of Fredericktown; a daughter, Sherry (Dave) Perrone of Lake Orion, Mich.; a grandson, Wyat Harmon; a brother, John Homonek of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Mary Eck of Youngstown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Harmon.
Friends may call Monday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Christine’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christine’s Catholic Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Roy R. Harris
MOUNT VERNON — Roy Roger Harris, 62, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Flat Rock, Va., the son of the late Curtis and Grace (Boyd) Harris. Roy had retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass in 2002 after 42 years of employment as a cost analyst.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul (Jayleen) Harris of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, whom he loved spending time with, Justyn, Paige and Robe; four brothers, Danny Harris of Mount Liberty, Harold Harris of Smithville, Jerry Harris of Camarillo, Calif., and Dick Owens of Ankneytown; and two sisters, Joyce Butler of Mount Vernon and Darlis Street of Oakwood, Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Harris and Louis Glen Harris.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Deborah L. Nielsen
NEWARK — A funeral service for Deborah L. “Debb” Nielsen, 51 of Newark will be Friday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Orr officiating.
Debb was born Nov. 26, 1954, in Lancaster to the late Ted Schlingerman and F. Lucille (Arkley) Schlingerman of Howard. She passed away Dec. 10, 2005, at her residence in Newark. She faithfully served her country in the U.S. Army.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two loving daughters, Leslie Nielsen of Newark and Melissa Nielsen of Howard; three grandchildren that she dearly loved, Jaylyn Smith, Dylan Smith and Matthew White; grandmother, Florence (Reed) Arkley of Mount Vernon; one brother, Rod (Lori) Schlingerman of Howard; one sister, Cheryl (Robert) Lukasiewicz of Rochester, N.Y.; one nephew, Joseph Lukasiewicz; and two nieces, Angela Schlingerman of Howard and Karen Lukasiewicz of Rochester, N.Y.
She touched many lives with her generosity and unique sense of humor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home, 179 Granville St., Newark. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to e-mail condolences.
PRYOR, Okla. — Hilyard Wilson, 102, of Pryor, Okla., formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005.
Mr. Wilson and his twin brother, Milford, were born Dec. 28, 1902, in Benton County, Tenn., to Landon and Margaret Wilson. His mother died when he was 6 weeks old.
Mr. Wilson came to Ohio in his late teens and worked as a baker at City Bakery in Akron; a job he held until he retired at age 65. In Akron he met and married Winnie Ross and after his retirement they moved to Jelloway, where they stayed until Winnie’s death. Several years later he married Ruth Cunningham of Mount Vernon. Ruth died in 2000.
Mr. Wilson remained in their home in Mount Vernon until May 2005. At age 102 he traveled, for the first time, in an airplane to Tulsa, Okla., where he lived near the family of his late nephew, Carl Wilson.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, and nine brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held Dec. 8 at Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor, Okla.
His niece, Nancy K. Wilson, wishes to extend her gratitude to the people of Mount Vernon for the kindness they showed Mr. Wilson over the years.