FREDERICKTOWN — Lois M. Armentrout, 95, of Fredericktown, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Robert T. Bucy
WARSAW — Robert Theron Bucy, 78, of 35892 Ohio 541, went to be with the Lord as he was surrounded by his loving family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at his home.
He was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Knox County to Walter Guy and Delphia Irene (Johnson) Bucy. He married Ettafaye Fern (Fawcett) Bucy on June 4, 1946. He worked at the Bucy Lumber Co. in Newark for 29 years, was a Perry Township Trustee for 24 years, and was an oil well pumper. He was a member of the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, a past church deacon and trustee, he enjoyed his family, church, the Cleveland Indians, golf, bowling, and just celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary.
In addition to his wife, Ettafaye, he is survived by a son, Robert Lee (Karen) Bucy of Warsaw; a granddaughter, Heather Bucy of Warsaw; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Michael Brett Bucy.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Perry Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Fowls officiating. Burial will be at the Valley View Cemetery. Calling hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, and one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Health Services of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812; or the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, 19476 Township Road 380, Warsaw, OH 43844. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Joseph Caccavello, 90, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2006, at the Arthur James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Richard E. Hottinger
FREDERICKTOWN — Richard E. (Dick) Hottinger fell asleep in Christ, Saturday, August 12th, 2006. Trusting God’s Word, Dick would not want us to mourn him “as others who have no hope;” but to rest assured that “Jesus died and rose again, and even those who now sleep in Jesus,” God will bring with him at His second coming (1Thessalonians 4:13-14).
Dick’s legacy consists of his family and many friends. Family members include Sandy (Inez Morsch), his wife of 56 years; his son, Michael (and wife, Cindy) of Nashville; his daughter, Rebecca Belisle (and husband, Stephen) of Salt Lake City; his grandchildren, Jonathan (and wife, Katy) of Richmond, Brooke (Hottinger) Rogers (and husband, Brian) of Washington D.C., Ben Belisle and Crystal Belisle (both of Salt Lake); older brother James A. Hottinger (and wife, Sybil) of Denver; sister, Frances Turner (and husband, Floyd) of Westerville; sister, Betty Lou Farra (and husband, Jack) of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
Dick was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Mabel Hottinger (Mt. Vernon); his brother, Bobby; and, his sister, Patsy Hall (survived by husband, Charles and son, Chuck).
Born June 26th, 1929 in Mansfield, Dick graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and attended Olivet College in Bourbonnais, Illinois. He earned a reputation as a close-tolerance machinist with over 30 years seniority at Cooper-Bessemer, and retired as a Maintenance Planner from Cooper Energy Services in 1992. Dick was also an accomplished musician, playing bass guitar for some of Ohio’s most popular gospel quartets including the original Lordsmen, the Regents, and the Vanguards. A gifted mechanic, Dick loved restoring and tuning his various motorcycles, hot rods, and antique tractor. In between rides, he also enjoyed golf and hunting. Those who knew Dick best would say that Webster’s Dictionary should include a photo of Dick next to their definition of the word “determination!”
Dick and Sandy have made Fredericktown their home for over 41 years. They have attended Christ the King Community Church since its inception. Dick succumbed to a long illness and had plenty of time to clarify his last wishes. These include a private interment at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens, and a 5:30 p.m. Memorial Service (with reception following) for all friends and family to be held on Wednesday, August 16th at Christ the King Community Church (Rt. 95 West, Fredericktown). Instead of sending flowers or donating money to specific charities, Dick specifically asked that friends and family simply seek out a neighbor-in-need and extend their resources to help that neighbor in a quiet and humble way.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of these arrangements.
To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Susan Ann McElroy
NEWARK — Susan Ann McElroy, 55, of Newark died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Hospice of Central Ohio in Newark.
She was born March 4, 1951, in Zanesville, daughter of Sally West Robinson of Caldwell and the late Benny D. (Ben) Robinson, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1996. She was a 1969 graduate of Caldwell High School, and a graduate of the LPN Program at Washington State Community College in Marietta. She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Hospice of Central Ohio in Newark. Susan was a member of the Caldwell Church of Christ in Caldwell, and the Utica Church of Christ in Utica.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Jaymie R. McElroy (Don Racey) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one son, Matt D. (Betsy) McElroy of Utica; two brothers, David Robinson (Curt Engeland) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Stephen (Marlene) Robinson of Beaumont, Calif.; one grandson, Tyson B. McElroy; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Utica Church of Christ, 115 North Central Ave., Utica, and Thursday, Aug. 17, at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Garrett officiating.
The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055-9925.
CARDINGTON — William L. Powell, 69 of Cardington died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at the Emergency Room of Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead.
He was born in Coalton on June 5, 1937, to William J. and Mary A. (Needles) Powell. He was a graduate of New Albany High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He attended Overcomers Church in Mount Vernon. He was a retired sign installer working for Advance Sign Co. and had owned William Powell Builders. He was a member of Central Ohio Team Penners.
He is survived by his former wife, Lisa (Rousseau) Powell of Cardington; sons, Samuel L. Powell and Donald J. (Paula) Powell, both of Cardington; daughter, Lisette (Ira) Altizer of Centerburg; two grandchildren; brother, Ronnie (Kathy) Powell of Marion; sisters, Patricia (Glen) Slone of Granville and Carolyn June (Larry) Williamson of Marengo.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed Colegrove officiating. Interment with military honor by the Delaware County Veterans Association will be in Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jean Marie Ruitenberg Pilon
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. — Jean Marie (Lust) Ruitenberg Pilon, 79, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, with family at her side.
Born to Maurice and Selina Lust in Paterson, N.J., she lived in McAfee most of her adult life prior to residing in Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Jean was employed as a waitress at many local restaurants including the Franklin Diner in Franklin, N.J., the Gibson Girl in Sparta, N.J., and the Mixing Bowl Restaurant in Vernon, N.J. She also ha driven a school bus for Roger Marsh in Vernon, N.J., as well as working as an organist at local restaurants like Chateau Hathorn in Warwick, N.Y., Gary’s Lodge in Vernon, N.J., and the Glenn Brook Inn in Wantage Township, N.J. Jean had been a founding parishioner and an organist for St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Vernon, N.J., for over 30 years.
Jean was predeceased by her first husband, Nicholas Ruitenberg (1970); her second husband, Lester Pilon (1960); her stepson, Mitch Pilon; three brothers, Charles, Joseph and James Lust.
She is survived by her devoted sons, William Ruitenberg of Chesterfield, Va., Charles Ruitenberg of Lafayette, N.J., and Nicholas Ruitenberg of Andover, N.J.; seven stepchildren, Michael, Mark, Sean and Kevin Pilon, Shannon McNeeley, Eileen Bromley and Pegeen Wienhold. She was cherished by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 29 stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was this morning, Aug. 14, at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Township, N.J. The Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home in Vernon, N.J., assisted the family.
Memorial gifts to the St. Francis de sales Church Building Fund or a favorite charity will be appreciated.