Philip K. Brown
FRESNO — Philip Kimble Brown, 68, of Fresno passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006.
Phil was the son of Harold and Hildred (Jones) Brown, born in Lorain on Nov. 27, 1937. He was a graduate of The College of Wooster and held a master’s degree in social work from Bowling Green State University. He came to Coshocton County in 1961 to establish a country home for foster care. Thirty years of his career were dedicated to serving others through Kno-Ho-Co CAC. Phil was first the Manpower Director then served as CEO from 1976-2000 and was also president of the KHC Development Corp., a nonprofit economic development corporation, which founded several area businesses. After retirement, Phil, along with his wife and family, owned and operated Muskingum Coach Co. and Eagle Rock Tours. He also enjoyed farming and was an avid rail fan, spending many hours model railroading with his sons and grandchildren. He was a member, deacon and past vice president of the board of the Central Christian Church.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Deborah (Manning) Brown; sons, Philip (Patricia) Brown of Warsaw, Dr. Stuart (Tracy) Brown of Fresno and Derek Brown of Coshocton; grandchildren, Natasha, Nicholas, Andrew, Sara and Seth; brother, the Rev. Cordell (Jane) Brown of Warsaw; sister, Dr. Noel Rettig of Evansville, Ind.
A memorial service will be Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Central Christian Church, with the Rev.. Phil Hunt officiating. Private family graveside will take place in South Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church.
John W. Driscoll
SUNBURY — John W. Driscoll, 56, of Sunbury died Aug. 9, 2006, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
A 1986 graduate of North High School, he was born April 30, 1950, in Columbus and attended CTI Columbus Technical Institute for four years. He worked as a Senior Program Analyst for Comtrac, now Cass Logistics, Limited Corp. and Labcorp. Wheelchair bound since the age of 19, he was an inspiration to and counseled others with disabilities.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Jane (Thomas) Driscoll, and sisters, Shelah Otterbacher and Tammy Lyon, all of Sunbury; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, William J. Driscoll, in 2005; brother, Gary; sister, Tonja; and brother-in-law, Greg “Pete” Lyon.
Friends may call Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will follow at 3 p.m. The Rev. Brian Smith will officiate; interment in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the funeral home to help with final expenses. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MANSFIELD — Goldie V. (Au) Reed, 8, of Mansfield died the Aug. 11, 2006, at MedCentral Health System.
She was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Windsor to Richand and Jesse E. and Olive J. (Totman) Au, and was a lifelong resident of Richland and Knox counties. Goldie worked 33 years with Westinghouse-Mansfield Products prior to her retirement in 1984. She also joined her husband in operating their Knox County farm for 25 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Jane (John) Dorion of Mansfield; grandchildren, Annette and Troy Hurrell of Perrysville and Brian and Terry Dorion of Mansfield; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Lona (Donald) Perry Sr. of Bellville; numerous nieces and nephews.
On June 14, 1941, she married Chester S. Reed, who preceded her in death Sept. 2, 2004. Also preceding her in death were a twin daughter, Jean Reed; and nine brothers, Virgel, Kenneth, Clarence “Ike,” James, Emerson , Henry, Dale, Jesse and Marvin Au.
At her request, the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family with private calling hours and funeral service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.