Donald W. Alspach
MARION — Donald W. Alspach died Friday, April 14, 2006, at his home.
He was born July 9, 1929, to the late Charles Alspach and Lucille (Baxter) Alspach-Valler in Fredericktown. His mother survives.
On April 28, 1979, he married Deborah A. Alspach and she survives.
In addition, he is also survived by children, Anne M. Sarkin, Austin, Texas, Sue (Walter) Wallenstein, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Karl (Wilma) Alspach, Duquesne, Pa., Gretchen Alspach, San Diego, Calif., Sheila (Scott) McLeod, Miami Beach, Fla., Megan (Scott) Tettau, Solon; three grandchildren, Eric Alspach, Darren Sarkin and Evan McLeod; sisters, Doris (Ken) Johnson, San Jose, Calif., and Lois (Andre) Faure, Encinitas, Calif.; stepbrothers Harry (Kay) Valler, Granite Bay, Calif., and Mike (Trish) Valler of Kalispell, Mont.
He was also predeceased by his stepfather, Harry E. Valler.
Don was a 1947 graduate of Fredericktown High School and a 1951 graduate of Ohio Northern University. He was a pharmacist for 52 years.
Don served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1954. He served in the 8055th MASH unit and later in the general dispensary in Seoul, Korea. He returned to the United States and served in the 82nd Airborne until his discharge in 1954.
From 1954 until present, Donald practiced pharmacy at Hurst Drug Store in Ashland. In 1958, Don went to Marion and purchased the Rexall Pharmacy from Carl Ungericht and operated the Alspach Pharmacy until 1967. He joined the Smith Clinic in 1968, working there for the last 38 years.
He was active in the Marion County Historical Society, serving as president from 2002 through 2003. He was also active in the Marion Garden Club and served as president in 1983.
Don enjoyed gardening, woodworking and photography, cooking and traveling to visit his children and family across the country. Don particularly enjoyed the many people he served as a pharmacist in Korea and Marion. He was especially grateful for having the pleasure of working with the many employees at the Smith Clinic.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County Historical Society and Quality of Life Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Gunder HallFolk@aol.com.
LOUDONVILLE — Alberta Arnholt, 87, of North Spring Street, Loudonville, died Monday afternoon, April 17, 2006, in MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, following a short illness. Funeral arrangements are pending with Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville. Obituary is online at www.byerly-lindsey.com.
Helen I. Conway
MARENGO — Helen I. Conway, 87, of Marengo passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Heartland of Centerburg.
She was born May 6, 1918, in Kilbourne to the late Harry and Clara (Wheeler) Cackler. A graduate of Kilbourne High School, she had been a resident of Marengo for the past 30 years.
She is survived by children, Alice (Jack) Williams of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Harold “Jack” Wells of Cardington; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; and dear friend and administrator, Bill Sterritt of Marengo.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Ansel Wells, in 1953, and Homer Conway, in 1970; son, Raymond “Bud” Wells; three brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Zoltner officiating. Interment will follow in Green Mound Cemetery near Kilbourne.
Memorial contributions can be made to Clinton Heights Lutheran Church or Marengo United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury, OH 43074. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla. — Patricia Davis, 68, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the Florida Hospital of Zephyr Hills.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1938, in Aliquippa, Pa., to Charles and Maude (Scott) Curry. Mrs. Davis was retired from the State of Ohio.
She is survived by her loving husband, James Davis; a son, Eddie (Deena) Davis of Howard; a daughter, Michelle (Mike) Poling of Marysville; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Herriott, Trisha Herriott, Jamie Wade, Sara Kofod, Casey Davis, Jack Davis, a sister, Eleanor Robins of Hilliard; and three sisters-in-law, Catherine Clark, Liz Norris and Jean Kerner.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Curry and Harry Curry.
A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. Pastor Chuck Hagy will officiate.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Virginia T. Hoecker
MOUNT VERNON — Virginia T. Hoecker, 96, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday evening, April 17, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Evelyn M. Malone
MOUNT VERNON — Evelyn M. Malone, 91, formerly of North Clinton Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday evening, April 15, 2006, in Columbus.
She was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Branford, Conn., to Charles and Olga (Broker) Colburn. A resident of Mount Vernon for 53 years, she moved to Columbus in 2003 to be near her son. She was a proud homemaker, who loved her home on North Clinton Street in Mount Vernon, where she enjoyed a love for animals and gardening. Evelyn was proud of her family and trips back East to Maine and Connecticut.
She is survived by her son, William Malone of Columbus; daughters, Karen Lynn (Mike) Wilson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Robin (Glenn) Dickmann of Battle Creek, Mich.; grandchildren, Kathryn and Thomas Dickmann.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William Malone in 1979; and two brothers.
A private service will be held in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to a humane society of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.