Paul ‘PC’ Campbell
GALENA — F. Paul “PC” Campbell, 81 of Galena died Nov. 25, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Dayton to Forrest and Mildred (Wahn) Campbell. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, retired as a service manager from Goetzman Chrysler Dodge, and had worked in the automotive field for 55 years.
He is survived by his wife, June W. (Whitington) Campbell; daughter, Sheila (Blake) Massey of Pensacola, Fla.; sons, Stephen (Trina) Campbell of Lewis Center, Wes (Janet) Campbell of Pickerington; stepdaughter, Chris (Blaine) Mankins of Centerburg; six grandchildren; and former wife, Betty Campbell.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Campbell.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Pastors Harold Holmes and Bob Neal will officiate. Interment, with military honors by the Delaware County Veterans Association, will follow in the Fancher Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edward G. Deister Jr.
CLEVELAND — Edward G. Deister Jr., 76, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at University Hospital, Cleveland, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann (Compton) Deister; his children, Susan Deister of Columbus, Liz (Hugo) Montenegro of Cleveland, Eric (Kelly) Deister of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Ellie and Emily Montenegro; and a sister, Mary Jane Buhrlage of Cincinnati.
Ed was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Cincinnati to Edward and Mary Jane (Legner) Deister Sr. He graduated with a degree in industrial engineering from Ohio State University in 1954 where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot during the Korean War. He retired in 1993 after working as a salesperson for Johns Manville for 37 years. He resided in the Mount Vernon area for 34 years and was a deacon and an elder at the First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon.
Ed was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. During his retirement, he enjoyed many trips to Germany with his wife. In his spare time he searched eBay for beer steins and working in his woodworking shop.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon.
Dale E. Pitts
MOUNT VERNON — Dale E. Pitts, 80, of Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Columbus to Edward and Ada (Jones) Pitts. He retired in 1992 from the Department of Transportation in Delaware, Ohio. Dale served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the AMVETS and Veterans of Foreign Wars and past member of the Moose, all of Mount Vernon. He was also a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Jelloway.
He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 41 years, Marlene (Armstrong) Pitts; a son, Bob (Christine) Pitts of Sunbury; two daughters, Bonnie (Steve) Fox of Columbus and Heather (Bill) White of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Stephanie and Kelly Pitts, Angie (Murad) Holliday and Marigha and Annikah White.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Wilcox and Helen Fisher.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bege Wiegman officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Jelloway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 20177 Wooster Road, Danville, OH 43014. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Barbara Todd, 65, of New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Heartland of Centerburg. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.