Sister-in-law to OFDA Past Presidents David Tobias and Dan Tobias, CFSP
Funeral Director, father and father-in-law of Jeffrey W. Heitger Sr. and Cathi Heitger, all of Heitger Funeral Home
Father of Jim Hoskins and Grandfather of Jennifer-Hoskins Long, Funeral Directors at Hoskins Funeral Homes
Funeral Director at Arnold Funeral Home
Retired Funeral Director of Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home
Mother of David G. Hicks, Sales Representative for the Pierce Chemical Co. and Secretary of the Ohio Embalmers Association
Retired Funeral Director at Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, formerly known as Emerson-Newkirk
Wife of Gil Hanna and Mother of John Hanna and Jamie Hanna, Funeral Directors at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes
Retired Funeral Director, Former Owner of Auble-Gillman Funeral Home and Father of Kelly Gillman Thomas, Auble-Gillman Funeral Home
Funeral Director and President of Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home
Brother to Daniel Jr., Partner at Berry-McGreevey Funeral Home; Thomas, Funeral Director at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes and Sean, Trade Embalmer
Mother and mother-in-law to Scott and Holly Underwood, Funeral Directors and Owners of Underwood Funeral Home
Brother of Joseph Nero, Owner of Vito-Nero Funeral Home
Mother and mother-in-law to Scott and Holly Underwood, Funeral Directors and Owners of Underwood Funeral Home
Retired employee of Superior and founder of the Advertising Sales Company
Father-in-Law of Lori Hicks, OFDA President-Elect and Funeral Director at Mueller Funeral Home
Apprentice at Shaw-Davis Funeral Homes
Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of Wolfe Nelson Funeral Home
Father and father-in-law of Michael and Mandee Williams, Owners of R.M. Williams Funeral Service
Father of Mike Ryan, Retired Clark Grave Vault Sales Representative
Wife of John A. Verdone, Retired Funeral Director and OFDA Member
Funeral Director and Owner of Botkin Hornback Funeral Home
Mother of OFDA Past President Terry L. Palmer, CFSP and Grandmother of Jonathan E. Palmer, Funeral Directors at Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home
Retired Funeral Director of Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home
Past President of OFDA
Son-in-law of John M. Busch and brother-in-law to Mark and Jim Busch, all of Busch Funeral Homes
Brother of Laura Dempsey, OFDA Member Services Coordinator
Retired employee of Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home
Retired Funeral Director and Brother of John Schermesser, Owner of Schermesser Funeral Home
Past President of OFDA
Father in Law of Pamela Reber Jones and Father of Bill Jones, Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center
Retired Sales Rep of Messenger Corporation, Uncle of Todd Ely, Sales Rep of Messenger Corporation
Retired Funeral Director in Cleveland, Ohio
Funeral Director and Owner of Nickels Andrade Funeral Home
Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home
Husband of Barbara Lantzer Garver, Funeral Director and Owner of Lantzer Funeral Home
Wife of William Hempel, Funeral Director and Owner of Hempel Funeral Home
Former Co-Owner of Parker & Sons Funeral Homes and Mother of Funeral Director, Bill Parker
Retired Funeral Director and Former Co-owner of Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home and Brother of Funeral Director, Jim Hillis
Retired OFDA Member
Mother of Brian James, Funeral Director at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home
Funeral Director and Owner of Blackburn Funeral Homes
Retired Funeral Director and Former Co-owner of Saxton Funeral Home
Father of Jay Amburgey, OFDA Member
Wife of Frederick L. Stiffler, Funeral Director/Embalmer of Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home
Wife of John Danielson, Funeral Director with Burrell Funeral Services
Father of Herbert T. Walker, III, Funeral Director and Owner of Walker Funeral Homes
Mother-in-law of Edward A. Kubu, Retired Funeral Director and OFDA Member
Funeral Director with N.J. Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
Mother-in-law of Ty J. Dierkes, Funeral Director and Owner of Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home
Father of Ty J. Dierkes, Funeral Director and Owner of Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home
Brother and Brother-in-Law to Anne and Scott Gilligan, OFDA Legal Counsel
Mother of Mike Roessner, Funeral Director and Owner of Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home
Funeral Director and Owner of Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, Father of Charles Scott Jr. and Robert Scott, Funeral Directors of Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home
Retired Funeral Director and Founder of Shorts Funeral Home
Retired Funeral Director and Co-owner of Rush Funeral Homes, Inc.
Kent is the husband of Mary Carr Massie, Manager of McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc. Xenia.
Grandmother of Rick Hoskinson, District #13 President
Wife of Wilbur Heslop, Vice-President, and Mother of Greg Heslop, President, of Heslop Funeral Home
Father of John Watkins II, co-owner of Reeb Funeral Home
Father of Bruce Watters, Watters Funeral Home
Mother and Mother-in-Law of Roger D. "Rock" and Virginia McColaugh, Owners of McColaugh Funeral Home
March 22, 2009
Mr. Liles was the father of funeral director and embalmer Gary Liles of the Chas A Miller Sons Funeral Service, Cincinnati.
Bob was a retired Funeral Director / Embalmer for Brunner Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Mentor.
March 17, 2009
She was a licensed funeral director with Neeld Funeral Home, Inc. for the past 20 years, and worked with her husband, Thomas R. Neeld, and son, Michael T. Neeld, in their 5th generation family business.
March 12, 2009
Tim was a third generation funeral director and embalmer; co-owner and Vice President of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for many years; and was Vice President of Western Reserve Leasing Livery Company for over 10 years, which provides specialty funeral vehicles to funeral homes in Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
March 3, 2009
Mr. Lewis was the husband of Patricia Fischer Lewis, owner of the Fischer Funeral Homes in Warsaw and Danville.
February 20, 2009
Rich joined his father, Carl Geib, grandfather, Jacob Geib, and associate, Alfred Hert, in the operation of the Linn-Hert Company, which at the time included a funeral home, an ambulance service, and a large furniture store in the center of downtown New Philadelphia.
February 27, 2009
Larry finally settled down in 1985 at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Homes with original locations in Baltimore, Bremen, Hebron, and Thornville where he served as the owner for nearly 25 years.
February 7, 2009
Mr. Nethers was a prominent funeral director and owner of Nethers-Hedricks Funeral Homes in Dayton, Ohio.
January 24, 2009
Ethel was the grandmother of Bruce Watters of the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield and Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio.
January 22, 2009
Richard and his wife Julia, also a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director, moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands where they started and ran the Richard Hyll Funeral Service and Flower Shop until 1989 when he retired from the Funeral Service.
January 17, 2009
Bill was the owner of the Cotner Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg serving families for many years.
January 7, 2009
Mr. Simpson was the father-in-law of funeral director, Benjamin White Jr. of C.D. White & Son Funeral Home, Columbus.
January 5, 2009
Mr. Brockman was the owner-operator of Brockman Funeral Home and Brockman Furniture Dealers, Fort Recovery.
January 1, 2009
Mr. Burr was the father of funeral director Gary Burr, Burr Funeral Homes, Inc., Bryan, Ohio.
December 22, 2008
Louis started working at Tobias Funeral Home in April of 1979 where he worked loyally until his death.
Marilyn A. Monreal was associated with the Jack Monreal Funeral Home, Willowick.
December 19, 2008
Jean Clott Schroder was the mother of Anne Gilligan, wife of OFDA Legal Counsel, Scott Gilligan.
December 6, 2008
Mr. Shields founded Shields Funeral Home, Forest, Ohio in 1935.
October 16, 2008
Mr. Mraz was the father of Ellen Rettig and father-in-law of OFDA Past President Jon Rettig.
October 12, 2008
Lillian was the widow of Past President Roger W. Davis and mother of Past President R. Scott Davis. She was one of the first female funeral directors to receive the distinguished honor of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP).
October 7, 2008
He assumed management of the former Oliver Funeral Home and in 1963 purchased the firm, eventually forming a partnership with his son, Roger, until his retirement in 1991.
October 6, 2008
Mrs. Waite was the mother of Robert N. (Frances) Waite of Concord, Brian C. (Jane) Waite of Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home in Painesville and Deborah E. (Ford) Behm of the Behm Family Funeral Home in Geneva.
September 22, 2008
Mr. Grim spent over twenty-five years in funeral service and was employed at Gilbert Funeral Home in Ashland; Lenhert Funeral Home in Jefferson; Finefrock Funeral Services in Mansfield and Snyder Funeral Homes of Mansfield and Bellville. He retired from funeral service in 2006.
September 6, 2008
Mr. Rossi followed in the family business to continue the tradition and legacy with his brother Louis Rossi Jr. as a funeral director and embalmer with the Rossi Bros. Funeral Home up until 2007.
September 3, 2008
Mrs. Hathaway was the mother of Becky Boucher, former owner and funeral director of Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio.
August 24, 2008
Dr. Pucak was the brother of OFDA Past President and funeral director, Don Pucak of Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home, Akron.
August 25, 2008
Bill was a valued part-time associate with Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers.
August 22, 2008
Frances assisted her husband, Hal Marcus Burr at the Burr Funeral Home in Chardon, for many years, until his retirement.
August 17, 2008
Larry was the father of Scott Baltzell, OFDA District #2 President and funeral director with Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield.
August 16, 2008
Cheryll was owner of Hopko Funeral Home, Parma, Ohio.
August 14, 2008
Mrs. Flory was the mother of Dr. Dan Flory, former President of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
July 30, 2008
Jay was a third generation Embalmer/Funeral Director in the family owned and operated McCoy-Moore Funeral Homes, Inc., Gallipolis and Vinton.
July 26, 2008
Roro was OFDA District #15 President and funeral director Chelsey Santucci's grandmother and the sister of Mary D. Rossi.
July 22, 2008
Diane was the wife of Bob Killingsworth, J. Stuart Todd Inc., architect and designer for the OFDA office building.
July 21, 2008
Mrs. Smith was a V.P. of the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Inc, Lancaster.
July 21, 2008
Mr. Blaschalk was the owner of Blaschalk Funeral Home in Mingo Junction since 1964 and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 60 years.
July 20, 2008
Joe was the owner of the Abele Funeral Home at 1910 Cherry Street, Toledo.
July 18, 2008
Mr. Schoedinger was the Chairman Emeritus of Schoedinger Funeral Service.
July 12, 2008
Marty was co-owner of the Routsong Funeral Home and one of the first women funeral directors in Dayton.
July 5, 2008
Mr. Maham was the father of Steve Maham of the Maham Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Ohio.
June 30, 2008
After working at many local funeral homes in the area, Lee and his wife Vanice (Wenger) founded the Rogers' Funeral Home, Inc. in Trotwood in 1959 and later, with his son, purchased the Holp Funeral Home in New Lebanon in 1977.
June 28, 2008
Bill, the father of Andrea and father in-law of Jay Cremeens, worked with them in the Cremeens Funeral Homes in Gallipolis and Racine for the past 22 years.
June 26, 2008
Mr. Arnold graduated from the former Cleveland College of Embalming and joined his father in the business that he founded, the C.L. Arnold Funeral Home, later becoming the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 68 years.
June 24, 2008
In 1997, Kathleen became a licensed funeral director and worked with her family at Reed-Egan Funeral Home, Newark.
Scott was the brother of Mark Kacirek of the Kacirek Funeral Home, North Olmsted.
June 14, 2008
In 1948 Don joined his family's funeral home business: J.H. Finefrock & Sons, originally located on Fourth Street, Mansfield. Along with his father and brother, John H. Finefrock, Jr., he moved the business to the corner of Marion Avenue and Maple Street.
June 4, 2008
Nate was a grandson of Dick and Marilyn Tobias; nephew and cousin to the Tobias Family, Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek, Ohio.
June 4, 2008
Harold was active in the funeral business since 1939 and bought the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, in 1950.
May 23, 2008
Connie Schroder was the sister of OFDA legal counsel Scott Gilligan's wife Anne Gilligan.
May 18, 2008
Mr. Richards was a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in Ohio and Florida.
May 9, 2008
Dorothy was the beloved wife of Richard L. Parker, funeral director of the Mueller Parker Funeral Home, Mason, Ohio.
May 8, 2008
In 1965 Lloyd joined the Higgins Funeral Home in Austintown, along with his duties as a funeral director and embalmer he served as its secretary-treasurer. He retired from full-time duties in 1988 but he, with the assistance of his wife, remained a loyal member of the staff until the time of his illness just over a week ago.
May 3, 2008
Mr. Homer was the father of Chris Homer, a funeral director with Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis.
April 30, 2008
Vern was a long time OFDA Convention Committee member. He was the President, owner and director of the Rush Funeral Homes, Inc. of Clarington and Sardis, OH from the time of his graduation from mortuary school in 1968 until his retirement in 2002.
April 28, 2008
Richard moved to Ohio in 1975 and took a position with Champion Chemical providing embalming chemicals and supplies for funeral homes all over Ohio and surrounding states, retiring in 1998.
April 26, 2008
Mr. Bell retired from the Bowman Funeral Chapel, Dayton as a funeral director.
April 25, 2008
Glenn was the brother of Duane Shaul, general manager at Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service in Columbus, a former OFDA District 14 president and is active on several OFDA committees.
April 1, 2008
Mr. Srofe became a funeral director in 1941 and retired after 30 years at the Weil Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
April 12, 2008
Norman P. Crowe was the father of funeral director Tracy Crowe of the Staley-Crowe Funeral Home, Cincinnati.
April 14, 2008
Mrs. Joan V. Reardon was the mother of OFDA Secretary, Terry Reardon.
April 9, 2008
Bill joined the Glass Funeral Home in 1963 and purchased it in 1969, renaming it Given Funeral Home.
March 28, 2008
Following graduation from CCMS, David briefly joined his father in the family business, the former Deeter Funeral Home in Troy.
March 29, 2008
In December, 1948, Bill, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer, settled in Newcomerstown and became the founder, owner, and operator of the Ourant Funeral Home. He purchased the residence of independent contractor W. M. Brode at 407 East Canal St. and moved the business to this location in 1950. Along with funeral director and colleague W. Robert Parks, the funeral home also operated one of the two ambulance services in Newcomerstown for many years.
March 28, 2008
Dick joined his father-in-law, John W. Toland, in 1949 as a partner in the operation of the Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes. The business was established by Toland in 1929. For many years, Toland-Herzig also operated the ambulance service in Dover prior to the Dover Fire Department establishing a service.
March 27, 2008
Mrs. Crispin was the mother of Major Crispin, of the Rutherford Funeral Homes and Crematories, Powell.
March 22, 2008
Mr. Mallchok was the owner of the Mallchok Funeral Home in Parma since 1961.
March 8, 2008
Mrs. Boehmer was the mother of OFDA member and funeral director, Albert L. Boehmer, III, Cincinnati.
February 27, 2008
William "Bill" W. Hollingshead was a longtime owner of the Hollingshead Funeral Home, West Unity, Ohio.
March 3, 2008
Mrs. Egbert was the mother of Jeffrey L. Egbert of Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, Ohio.
Mrs. Donlon was the wife of William T. and mother of Sally Donlon Armstrong (Timothy), of the Donlon Funeral Home, Cleveland.
February 28, 2008
Warren became the owner of the Kramer-Moeller Funeral Home and the Moeller Home Furnishings, Inc. and retired in 1986.
March 1, 2008
Lois Traunero, 83, was the mother of member Richard J. Traunero, President of Traunero Funeral Home, Tiffin, Ohio.
February 24, 2008
Dale was active in funeral service for sixty years until his death.
February 14, 2008
Pat Mayes had two distinctive and different careers. He and his father came to Norman in January 1956 when they acquired a long established funeral establishment known as the Meyer & Meyer Funeral Home. The firm later became known as Mayes Funeral Directors and was relocated on Alameda Street. Mayes purchased the Guardian Funeral Homes in Oklahoma City in 1981 and later operated in nine locations within the state. The funeral homes were sold to a public company in 1989.
While engaged in funeral service Mayes was the past president of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association and President of the National Funeral Directors Association.
February 16, 2008
John, a past president of NFDA, served 55 years in funeral service. In 1958, he joined the family funeral home in Kendallville. In 1973, John purchased the Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. As a fifth generation funeral director, he celebrated 125 years of his family's service to the community in 1985. The funeral homes were sold in 1989, with all personnel remaining, including John. In 2006, the funeral homes were sold back to longtime employees Kathy and Pat Young.
February 16, 2008
Mr. Scott was a funeral director and was the former owner and operator of the Scott Funeral Home.
February 13, 2008
Mr. Kelley owned the Kelley and Son Funeral Home in Hubbard for 30 years retiring in 1989.
January 31, 2008
Kay became a licensed funeral director with the state of Ohio in 1969 and she and her husband Paul joined her father's funeral business the Dowds-Wiggins Funeral Home that they managed for 20 years.
January 17, 2008
Mr. Cunningham was the brother of Ann Cunningham, Executive Director of the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors of Ohio.
January 6, 2008
Mr. Chute was the father of OFDA member David K. Chute, and grandfather of OFDA member Bradley J. Chute, both of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Homes in Newark.
December 31, 2007
Bill owned and operated the Sharer-Stirling Funeral Home from 1968 until 1986, when he sold the funeral home to Dan Skivolocke.
December 26, 2007
Bob was 1949 graduate of Cincinnati School of Embalming and a member of Districts 1 and 7 of Ohio Funeral Director Association for over 50 years.
December 19, 2007
James Erhardt was a longtime associate for the Dalbert, Woodruff and Isenogle Funeral Home, Cincinnati. He was an invaluable help to the funeral home since the 1960's and a mentor to countless students of CCMS.
December 18, 2007
Chelsey was the daughter of Todd and Sabrina Grisier, Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold.
December 11, 2007
Bob worked as a Funeral Director for his father at the Welsh Hood Funeral Home and later purchased the funeral home which became Robert F. Welsh Funeral Home. He worked for various other funeral homes in the area for 40 years, retiring from Witzler Shank Funeral Home in 2001.
Mrs. Murphy was the mother of David and James, funeral directors with Schulte-Mahon-Murphy, Lyndhurst.
December 11, 2007
Mr. Clevenger was a funeral director and embalmer, Vice President and partner with the Mast-Mock-Hoffman-Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.
November 7, 2007
Mrs. Kirkland was the mother of funeral director, Jonathan Kirkland, Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.
October 22, 2007
Virginia Cauble Aaron was the mother of NFDA Past President, Bill Aaron.
October 20, 2007
Beula, along with husband, Bob, owned and operated Peoples Furniture and Peoples Funeral Home in Lowell, for more than thirty years.
October 8, 2007
Mrs. Chiles was the last of the second generation of the Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes.
September 28, 2007
Howard was a dedicated associate for 40 years with The Edwards Funeral Home in East Cleveland.
September 25, 2007
Kathy Kay (Rousculp) Ryan was the wife of Mike Ryan, Clark Grave Vault Sales Representative.
September 16, 2007
Trish was the wife of Funeral Director, Ty Dierkes of the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, Zanesville.
September 12, 2007
Dennis served his apprenticeship with the Emmerich Funeral Home and upon completion moved to Bellevue, purchasing the Young Funeral Home in 1962. In 1967 he purchased the Waters-Smith Funeral Home. He and his family spent the next 24 years operating the Wohlever Funeral Home. In 1984 he sold his funeral home in Bellevue and returned to Amherst, purchasing the Dombrowski Funeral Home, which became Dombowski-Wohlever-Volak Funeral Home until his retirement in 2000. He continued to be active in funeral service.
August 18, 2007
Mr. Arend was a licensed funeral director for over 50 years serving as Past President of Weir Arend Funeral Directors, Columbus, Ohio.
August 22, 2007
Mrs. Dutko was the Mother of Teresa Dutko, CCMS faculty.
August 22, 2007
Thomas worked along side his parents in the Jamieson Funeral Home they founded in 1941 until their deaths in the early 1970's. He and his wife, Charlyne continued serving the community adding a third generation to the funeral home in 1980.
July 28, 2007
Fred served the Bainbridge Community for many years as owner and operator of the Smith-Moore Funeral Home.
July 24, 2007
Jon was a son of James H. & Judith A. (Skillman) Trainer of Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home Mechanicsburg, and Ohio.
July 6, 2007
Mr. O'Shaughnessy was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 38 years, and fourth-generation owner of the O'Shaughnessy Funeral Home, Columbus.
June 23, 2007
Mr. Schoedinger was Retired President of Schoedinger Funeral Service.
May 15, 2007
Virginia was a former owner and operator of Toothman Funeral Home in Jacobsburg.
May 28, 2007
Mrs. Bringman was the widow of Joseph A. Bringman former owner/operator of the Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.
She was also the mother/mother-in-law of Pamela/William Clark, 4th generation and grandmother of Aaron Clark and Ann Leightey, 5th generation funeral directors at Bringman Clark Funeral Home.
May 31, 2007
Mr. Nicholls was a dedicated funeral directors and embalmer in the greater Cincinnati area for many years.
May 19, 2007
Mr. Good founded the Elden A. Good Funeral Home, Inc. in 1942, Cincinnati.
May 17, 2007
Mr. Shumaker was the Grandfather of Mark A. Merz and Edwin "Mick" Merz, both licensed funeral directors for Witzler-Shank Funeral Homes.
May 14, 2007
Mr. Snyder and his wife managed the Snyder Funeral Home in Butler from 1945 to 1953 when they moved to Fredericktown where they managed the funeral home and he served as the president of Snyder Funeral Homes, Inc from 1962 until his retirement in 1982.
May 8, 2007
Mr. Oliver was a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was licensed funeral director and embalmer. As the owner of Fawcett Oliver and Glass Funeral Home, he practiced in Chillicothe until his retirement in 1987.
May 8, 2007
In 1956, Phil joined with his father George A. Keller, as partner in Keller & Son Funeral Home. He merged with Larry Koch in 1983, to form Keller-Ochs-Koch Funeral Home.
May 4, 2007
Mrs. Dale was a licensed Ohio Funeral Director and was the first African American Woman to serve as president of the Northwest Ohio Funeral Directors Association; founded, owned and operated with her late husband, Clarence J. "Jack" Dale, the Dale Funeral Home, Toledo.
April 18, 2007
Mr. Burr was a 4th Generation Funeral Director and Embalmer with his families firm, the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, from 1949 until he retired from active service in 1986, but continued as a consultant until 2001.
April 14, 2007
Bob's career in funeral services spanned over 60 years.
April 14, 2007
From 1957 until 1989, Don owned and operated the Swigart Funeral Home with his wife, Jean.
April 9, 2007
Mrs. Ickes and her late husband, LaMont, moved to Salem from Mayfield Heights, Ohio, in 1963 where they operated the Ickes Funeral Home until late 2005 when they retired.
April 10, 2007
Mrs. Maley was the wife of funeral director, Kim W. Maley, Urbana.
April 10, 2007
Mr. Grainger was the father-in-law of Carol and Larry Schildmeyer and the grandfather of Larry Schildmeyer Jr of Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Homes, Loveland, Ohio.
April 4, 2007
Mr. Thompson was the founder of Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier and Pioneer.
April 1, 2007
Mrs. Fickes was the wife of member, Don Fickes, Fickes Funeral Home, Jeromesville.
March 12, 2007
Mary was the sister of Jill Kooken, previous OFDA trust officer with Banc One, now JP Morgan Chase.
February 17, 2007
Don opened the first Jewish funeral chapel in Columbus in 1939.
February 11, 2007
Bud was owner of Blanchard Brothers Funeral Home, Toledo, where he began working in 1933 with his father.
January 29, 2007
Mrs. Lafferty was the widow of William Lafferty, fourth generation owner of Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union; mother of Richard and John T., fifth generation and grandmother of John R. and Jayson, sixth generation.
February 11, 2007
George was the retired co-owner of Marker & Heller Funeral Homes in Dayton and Huber Heights.
February 11, 2007
He formed the Maple-Cotton Funeral Home & Ambulance Service in Kensington, Ohio and in 2002 acquired the Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ohio.
January 31, 2007
Mr. Donald P. Henn was a funeral director with the Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home for 42 years.
Mr. Donald P. Henn was a funeral director at Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home for 42 years.
December 27, 2006
Mr. Allen was the father of funeral director, Kennith Allen of Hughes-Allen Funeral Home, L.P. in Marion.
January 1, 2007
Mr. Ickes and his wife, Caroline, owned and operated The Ickes Funeral Home for 42 years in Salem, Ohio.
December 25, 2006
Mr. Golub started the Golub Funeral Home in 1945 where he lived and worked.
December 13, 2006
In 1992 he and his wife Jean, along with David Huckeriede, started the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home on North Cable Road, building it up to one of the largest funeral homes in northwest Ohio.
November 12, 2006
Vera was the mother of OFDA MRT member Randall Coon of Toledo.
November 10, 2006
Mr. Johnson founded the Johnson Funeral Home, Painesville.
Bob was the President of National Mortuary Shipping, Cleveland, Ohio.
October 23, 2006
Mr. Romito was the father of funeral director, Edmund J. Romito Jr. of the Johnson Romito Funeral Homes.
October 17, 2006
Mr. Schroder was the father of OFDA Legal Counsel Scott Gilligan's wife Anne.
October 13, 2006
Clyde was president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in 1966-67.
Anne was the Co-founder and President of the original Corrigan Funeral Homes in Cleveland and Fairview Park, Ohio.
September 19, 2006
Mr. Blackburn worked for the Fulton Funeral Home as a funeral director until purchasing the business in 1979 and building a new funeral home in 1995. He had retired in 2003 after serving Grafton and surrounding communities for 43 years.
September 20, 2006
Mrs. Krompholc was the mother-in-law of funeral director, Tom Wappner of Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield.
September 8, 2006
Karen was the sister of Don Jones, funeral director, Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington.
August 30, 2006
After marrying Donald in 1940, Mrs. Snider worked as his partner and owner of the first Jewish Funeral Home in Columbus for nearly 40 years.
August 20, 2006
Mr. James was affiliated with the James Funeral Home, Newton Falls as a funeral director /embalmer where he was dedicated to the friends and families in the community. Bob officially retired in 1984, but continued participating with the family business until spring of this year.
August 22, 2006
Mr. Floyd was the father of Joseph R., owner of Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.
August 18, 2006
Jerry was the father of Jerome M. Hromada, funeral director, with Gluvna Shimo Hromada Funeral Chapel in Lorain.
August 17, 2006
Mr. Barth was the husband of Patricia Mullaney-Barth, funeral director, of Broadview Heights, Ohio.
August 15, 2006
Mrs. Linsley was a licensed funeral director, along with her husband, Edward J. "Ted", who operated the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine.
August 13, 2006
Mr. Long was a funeral director / embalmer for the Burr Funeral Home in Chardon, Ohio.
August 4, 2006
Mrs. Van Horn was the wife of OFDA Past President, Myron L. Van Horn (Died October 4, 2000), together with her husband, they owned & operated Van Horn Funeral Homes in Lakeview & Jackson Center for many years.
August 4, 2006
Mr. Minges was a licensed funeral director in the state of Ohio for 57 years. He began his career in 1949 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home in Cincinnati and established Minges Funeral Home in Harrison, OH in 1989.
August 2, 2006
David was a second generation licensed funeral director and embalmer and was co-owner since 1973, along with his brother, of the Roberts Funeral Home in Logan.
July 27, 2006
Mrs. Girod's father, Joseph Zele Sr., founded Zele Funeral Homes, Inc. in 1907. She was Secretary of the funeral home from 1932-1953 and Secretary-Treasurer from 1953-1985.
July 28, 2006
In 1966, Harriet passed the state board to become a licensed funeral director, one of the few women licensed in Ohio at that time.
July 15, 2006
Mr. Gelvin was an Account Executive in Ohio for Batesville Casket Company for 12 years, Executive Vice President of Kubach-Smith Funeral Home in Norwalk for six years, where he became a licensed funeral director in 1991.
July 14, 2006
Mr. Miller worked with his father until 1952 before becoming owner of the Miller Funeral Home, Jefferson, Ohio (now Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, Inc.) and operated the business until his retirement in 1984.
July 12, 2006
Brad was a funeral director / embalmer for Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge and Past OFDA District #12 President.
July 4, 2006
Wes was the son of funeral director Jay Root who owns Arpp & Root Funeral Home in Germantown, Ohio.
June 28, 2006
Mrs. McGaughy along with her husband, operated the McGaughy Funeral Home in Byesville, for many years.
June 18, 2006
Janet was the daughter of OFDA Past President Ray Neville.
June 4, 2006
Harold was a retired partner in two family-owned businesses, R. G. Heslop and Sons Funeral Home, where he was fondly known as "Digger" and Heslop Furniture, both in Martins Ferry, OH.
May 31, 2006
Mr. Bliss formally owned and operated Bliss-Peoples Funeral Home, Leipsic, Ohio.
June 6, 2006
Mrs. Spence was the mother of OFDA Past President Dwayne R. Spence of Canal Winchester.
June 1, 2006
With his brother, Vincent H., Wilbur owned and operated the Keller Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
May 29, 2006
Mr. Clifford was owner of Clifford Funeral Home (now Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home) since 1958 and had served area families as a funeral director for over 50 years.
May 14, 2006
Jodi was the daughter of OFDA member Bob Moreland of Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville.
May 13, 2006
Lawrence E. Oliver, father of Boyd Oliver, owner of Oliver Funeral Home, Ashville, Ohio died Saturday, May 13, 2006.
May 13, 2006
Mr. Gay was employed with Witt-Good and Kelsch Funeral Home, Cincinnati, for 39 years as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.
May 9, 2006
Mr. Theller owned and operated Theller Funeral Home in Lancaster from 1972 until 1986. At that time, he merged his business with the Sheridan Funeral Home where he remained active until his retirement in 2004.
April 30, 2006
Mr. Clarence Carter opened the first black-owned funeral home in Elyria and was a funeral director in Lorain County for 40 years.
Mrs. Witbeck was an Ohio licensed funeral director for 54-years, currently serving as President of C. D. White and Son Funeral Home, Columbus.
Mr. Fortuna was a Korean Army Veteran.
April 10, 2006
Mrs. Summers was the mother of Terry Summers of Summers Funeral Home, Washington Court House.
March 28, 2006
Janet was the former owner of the Boyer-VanWormer-Scott Funeral Homes Inc., Toledo.
March 15, 2006
Mrs. Jardine was the stepmother to George Jardine and grandmother to Jason Jardine both of the Jardine Funeral Home, Strongsville.
March 20, 2006
Jerry was the manager of the F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company, Portsmouth.
March 14, 2006
Matthew was the brother of Rebekah Manofsky of the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel and member of the OFDA Young Funeral Professionals Committee.
March 8, 2006
Joe was President of the Westbrock Funeral Home while he served the Dayton community in the funeral industry for over 45 years.
March 15, 2006
John had served the funeral profession since December, 1945 and was a partner in the former Degenhart-Conroy Funeral Home prior to founding, with his wife Jean, the Conroy Funeral Home.
March 8, 2006
William R. Stump was affiliated with the Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home for a number of years and retired from Clarksburg Casket Company in 1998. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in state of West Virginia.
Mrs. Rybicki was the mother of Tom Rybicki, funeral director and owner, of the Rybicki & Son, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Garfield Heights.
February 3, 2006
Sylvia Raether was the wife of the late Howard Raether.
February 3, 2006
Mr. Norris was an associate with Schoedinger Funeral Service.
January 27, 2006
Bill was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 40 years working for Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home in Port Clinton and Marblehead, OH.
January 31, 2006
John R. Braboy, Sr. was the father of John R. Braboy, Jr., President of Mid-America College, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
January 29, 2006
John graduated from Marietta High School in 1945; was a World War II Navy Seabee Veteran from 1945-1947. He was an Ohio licensed funeral director and embalmer for over fifty years; owning and operating the Heiby Memorial Home in Chillicothe from 1957-1971.
January 15, 2006
Gertrude "Gerty" Sinchak, was a funeral director for 53 years and the owner of Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home, Warren.
Edythe C. Nurre was the mother of OFDA Past President, Ed Nurre, E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes, Inc., Amelia.
December 21, 2005
Gary was associated along with his family with Swart Funeral Home for many years.
December 28, 2005
William Glynn Norton was the owner of Norton Funeral Home in Wellington.
December 26, 2005
Mrs. Ripepi was the mother of Stephen, Anthony Jr., and Daniel, all of the A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home, Middleburg Heights.
December 13, 2005
Mr. Shipman owned the Shipman Advertising Company and was a long time exhibitor at the annual convention and an avid supporter of OFDA.
November 20, 2005
Ralph purchased the Krill Funeral in Bryan, Ohio on April 1, 1949, changed it to Greenisen Funeral Home, then went into a partnership with Thomas A. Tilton as Greenisen & Tilton Funeral Home. In 2004 it became the Burr Funeral Home & Crematory.
November 15, 2005
Mr. Christmas was a member of the OFDA and NFDA and was the former owner of the Trostel, Chapman, and Christmas Funeral Home of New Carlisle.
November 11, 2005
Mr. Dusthimer owned and operated the Dusthimer Funeral Home in Danville, Ohio from 1953 to 1985 and had received his 50-year embalmer's plaque from the Ohio Funeral Director's Association.
November 3, 2005
Mrs. Dicken is the mother of David Dicken of the Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria.
October 29, 2005
Mr. McPeek and his wife, Deborah, owned the McPeek Funeral Home in Granville, which they purchased in 1973 from Lloyd R. Crouse.
October 11, 2005
Mrs. Shirer was the co-owner and operator along with her husband, Gerald Shirer of the former Shirer Funeral Home which was located in Adamsville for many years.
October 5, 2005
Mr. Chandler held a professional support staff position with the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, Richmond from 1993 until present.
August 29, 2005
June, a licensed funeral director, and her late husband, William "Red" Roberts, owned and operated the Roberts Funeral Home until their retirement in 1991.
September 14, 2005
Mildred was the mother-in-law of John Croxton of T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home in Cincinnati.
September 13, 2005
June was the mother of Gene Gompf of Gompf Funeral Service, Cardington.
September 12, 2005
Dorothy and her late Husband Fred, founded Burmeister Funeral Home in Avon Lake. Another location was added in Avon. In 1986, Burmeister Funeral Homes joined Busch Funeral and Crematory Services. William C. Burmeister (Son), Gretchen C. Burmeister (Daughter), William M. Burmeister (Grandson) and wife Meghan, are all licensed funeral directors. Becky Busch (nee Burmeister) (granddaughter) is married to James H. Busch, President of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services. The Burmeister Family is proud of their lifetime involvement in SIFH (NSM) and membership in NFDA, OFDA, and the Lorain County Funeral Directors Association.
September 7, 2005
Jack served four years in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and was a Korean War veteran. While in the Navy, he crossed the Arctic Circle and became a full-fledged Royal Order of Blue Nose, along with crossing the equator and becoming a True and Loyal Son of Neptunus Rex. This is a rarity that sailors are able to complete both of these mysteries.
September 9, 2005
Donna was the mother of Mark Strong, funeral director with the Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield.
September 6, 2005
In 1937 he completed his education at the Cleveland College of Embalming. On October 9, 1938 he married Virginia Warner and continued his career in the family furniture/funeral business in which he devoted 67 years of his life.
Warren was the former owner of Corrigan Funeral Homes in Cleveland, Ohio.
August 30, 2005
Edla along with her husband, Eugene B. Thompson, had owned and operated the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier and Pioneer from 1937 until their retirement in 1979.
August 27, 2005
Ollie L. Schafer, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 in Heartland of Marietta. Ollie was the grandmother of OFDA Member Services Coordinator, Carolyn Martin.
August 19, 2005
OFDA received word this morning about the sudden death of Jeanne Hais, only sibling to OFDA Past President Paul Frederick.
Tony was a long time exhibitor and sponsor with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
August 4, 2005
Mr. Shank had worked for many years with his brother, Bob Shank, Sr., as a funeral director's assistant at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Perrysburg and Walbridge.
July 23, 2005
Mr. Rodenberger was the founding funeral director of the Rodenberger Funeral Homes, Inc., McClure in 1959, Deshler in 1968, and Napoleon in 1999.
July 12, 2005
Mr. Connley was a valued employee of the Colligan Funeral Home, Hamilton, Ohio for nearly 24 years.
June 26, 2005
Mr. Williams was Vice President and Director of Operations at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home in Lima.
Jodi was the wife of Scott Baker, Embalmer and Funeral Director with Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio.
June 17, 2005
Mr. Southwick was an Ohio licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for more than 50 years, and President Emeritus of Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.
June 14, 2005
Mrs. Fraley was the mother of OFDA member, Geary Fraley of Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford.
June 5, 2005
Mrs. Blagovich was the mother of Charles S. Blagovich, Manager of the Galion, Ohio branch of the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home.
May 30, 2005
Mr. Krause, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, served as interim inspector for the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.
May 22, 2005
Mrs. Dooner was the mother of OFDA member Jack Dooner; Cuyahoga Funeral Director Association Board member and employee of both Dostal and Faulhaber Funeral Homes.
May 16, 2005
Ms. Seidel's mother, Coletta and aunt, Patricia originally operated their parent's funeral home Vales-Seidel-Kleve in Cleveland.
May 14, 2005
Mrs. Bartley was the owner and operator, with her husband Leroy, of the Bartley Funeral Home in Minerva.
May 10, 2005
Mrs. O'Connell was the mother of OFDA member and Funeral Director Martin F. O'Connell of Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home in Toledo.
May 7, 2004
Mr. Billman was the father of OFDA member and funeral director Robert Billman. Mr. Billman was a veteran and a POW of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army and did receive the Purple Heart.
May 10, 2005
Mrs. Sheridan was a licensed Funeral Director for Boring-Sheridan Funeral Homes with her husband and son. She was also a Past Secretary for District 13 of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
April 24, 2005
Mrs. Parker was the mother of Rick Parker who works for Busch Family Funeral Chapels.
March 18, 2005
Mrs. Cline was an associate of Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio and Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio.
March 18, 2005
Mrs. Monreal was the mother of funeral director William A. Monreal, Jr. of the Monreal Funeral Home, Eastlake.
March 13, 2005
Mr. Guttadore was the father of Greg Guttadore of ASI, 3rd party Administrator for the OFDA Master Trust.
March 9, 2005
Mr. Stange was a funeral director in the Dayton area for over 50 years and also worked at the Montgomery County Coroners Office for over 20 years.
March 7, 2005
Mr. Mihovk was the father of Robert "Bob" D. (Karen Rosenacker) Mihovk.
February 23, 2005
Ruth was the Executive Secretary for Rutherford Funeral Home, Columbus for many years.
February 2, 2005
"Ginny" Wise was the wife of Jim Wise, retired funeral director and owner of Wise Funeral Service; Bucyrus, Ohio.
February 3, 2005
The Ohio Funeral Directors Association received notification this morning regarding the death of 1962 Past President Edmond Storch.
Mr. Novak was the father of Bob Novak and the grandfather of Tim and Dan Novak, all of the Novak Funeral Home in Columbus.