Brandy J. Gilliland, 40, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Douglas and Debra Feb. 11, 1975, in Toledo, Ohio.
She enjoyed traveling with her children to Disney World and the beach. She loved motorcycling and named her custom painted bike “Paradise.” Her positive attitude was an inspiration to other cancer patients and survivors.
She is survived by her children Brooke (Baumgartner) (Josh) Bearley and Drake Gilliland, grandson Gunner Bearley; her parents, Douglas (Kathy) Gilliland and Debra (Dave) Malcom; her brother Bryone Gilliland, her sisters Ann (Eric) Simon and Sarah (Rob) Folger. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Paul and Dorothy Gilliland and Bill and Arlene Rathge. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.
Caroline M. Snyder, 86, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away at Hospice of NWO Perrysburg Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
She was born to Chester and Evelyn (Berrie) Myers Aug. 18, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio. Caroline was a graduate of St. Ursula Academy High School class of 1947 and St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1950. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital in labor and delivery where she met her husband Harry L. Snyder, M.D. They married in 1960.
Caroline and Harry raised five children together, after which she returned to the workforce and worked in her husband’s family practice office for many years. Harry passed away in 2013 after 53 years of marriage. She had many interests and talents and enjoyed dancing, was an avid gardener and golfer, loved sporting events especially football and Indy car racing. Caroline was a real jokester and will long be remembered for her dry sarcastic sense of humor and as a dear, loving grandma.
She is survived by her loving family, daughters Sharon Sabath; Kim Snyder-Vine; sons Joe (Tammy), Mark (Amy) and Scott (Connie) Snyder; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother Bill (Nancy) Myers; step-daughters Karen Kalb; Sandra Snyder and Debra Sparks. Caroline was preceded in death by husband, Harry Snyder M.D., and infant daughter Karen 3 weeks old.
The family would like to thank Hospice of NWO in home caregivers Jeanine, Sharon and Vicky, and all caregivers at the Perrysburg inpatient facility. A special thank you to Mary Lynn and Berlie Channer.
Those wishing to give a memorial in Caroline’s name are asked to consider the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.
Joseph A. Goetz, 76, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Flower Hospital. Joseph was an environmental engineer with General Motors for many years before retiring in 1999. In 2004, he underwent successful heart transplant surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital. Joseph was a self-taught guitarist and an avid golfer.
He is survived by his daughters Annette (Charles Schoenhofer) Goetz, Laura Gray, and Lorie (John) Monroe; grandchildren who Joseph was most proud, Joseph III, Marissa, Seth, and Tanner; brother John (Diane) Goetz and special longtime friend Vivian Garber. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret (Kralik) Goetz; and son Joseph Goetz Jr.
Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the American Heart or American Diabetes Associations. Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com
Liam Michael Matzinger, 19, of Toledo, Ohio,, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.
Liam is survived by his loving parents, Mark and Diana (Leedy) Matzinger; brothers Nik Gardner and Logan Matzinger; grandparents Larry and Vera Matzinger, and Betty Leedy. He was welcomed into heaven by his grandfather Denny Leedy. Liam was embraced on this Earth by a very large loving family.
Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider a place that meant so much to Liam, Toledo R House, 2402 Tremainsville Road, Toledo, Ohio 43613.
Geraldine S. Nosker, 90, a longtime Toledo resident, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Detroit Ave., Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by her sons Charles (Sandra) and Michael Nosker; grandchildren Kelly, Todd, and Casey; and nine great-grandchildren. Private graveside services were conducted by the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania.
Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and Geraldine’s family wishes to thank the staff for their loving care. Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com.
Isabel Houston Perry, 93, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Kingston Residence, Sylvania, Ohio.
Predeceased by her husband, David V. Perry, her brother John C. Houston, John’s wife Jeanne M. Houston, and nephew James C. Houston. Survived by nephew Warren H. Houston, niece Nancy Houston Canterbury (Jerry), great-nieces Angela Harris Kitsch (Ray) and Jenna C. Houston, and great nephew John K. Houston. Also surviving are her two fur-babies Megan and Muffin.
Isabel graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in bacteriology. She married David V. Perry and moved to Corpus Christ, Texas, where Dave was a Navy test pilot. They later moved to New Jersey, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Toledo, finally settling in Sylvania. Isabel lived a full life, working at Toledo Hospital in the lab, traveling extensively with Dave, and golfing and swimming whenever she could. Weekly bridge games with friends and contract bridge kept her active. Many people were recipients of her articles cut from the Toledo Blade or the Wall Street Journal, which then would lead to spirited discussions, and her extensive library is filled with books on diverse subjects.
She enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels for years, and making the drive down to Columbus with Dave on fall Saturdays to watch her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes play football. She loved animals, and had a soft spot in her heart for miniature poodles. One of her favorite trips was an African safari to Kenya. She liked to visit the Toledo Museum of Art and enjoyed concerts in the Peristyle. One of her lifelong dreams was fulfilled with a tour of Italy and its great museums. Other organizations that were very special to her were the Toledo Zoo, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, the Toledo Orchestra, Toledo Opera Association, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Toledo Animal Shelter.
Isabel spent the last several years at Kingston Residence in Sylvania, where she enjoyed the company of old friends and new at the Residence. Many thanks go to her caretakers and nurses at Kingston Residence for their patient assistance with her care.
Kenneth A. Pinkelman
Kenneth Pinkelman, 61, of Berkey, Ohio, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. He was born Nov. 7, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio, to parents Robert and Marjorie (Clement) Pinkelman.
Ken enjoyed all sports. He was a fierce Ohio State Buckeye and Detroit Tiger Fan. He loved the rivalry he had with his mom each November when the Buckeyes played T.T.U.N.
Kenny loved his family. He is survived by his sisters Marianne (John) Gleckler, Peggy (Norman) Cobane, and Ellen (Timothy) Przyblyski; brothers David and Timothy Pinkelman; step-mother Marilyn Pinkelman; and special caregiver Shirley Muszynski. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Daniel Pinkelman; and godson Victor Pinkelman.
Those wishing to offer memorials in Ken’s memory are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, C.A.S.T. 116 E. Main St. Metamora, Ohio 43540, or the St. Vincent de Paul Society, of the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Assumption, Ohio.
Kenny will be missed many. GO BUCKS!
Michael A. “Mick” Teague, 73, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, Ohio.
He was passionate about hot rods, motorcycles, and any type of music.
Mick is survived by his daughter Andrea Teague-Harmon; son Aaron (Jillian) Teague; grandchildren Autumn, Josephine, Henry, Alex, Lucas, and Avery; great-grandchildren Gunnar and Logan and former wife Angela Teague. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjory Henry; and brother Jan Teague.
Professional services were provided by the Reeb Funeral Home. www.reebfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Wolfgang Hartz
Dr. Wolfgang Paul Hartz, 87, of Mountain Lakes, N.J., passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2015.
Dr. Hartz was born and raised in Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, or K-Town. In Germany, he graduated from Heidelberg Medical School. He started off his career in Toledo, Ohio, at St. Vincent’s hospital where he completed his residency and became the Leader of Internal Medicine. It was also there that he met his soulmate, Elizabeth J. Farmer. Together, they shared a love for the New York Yankees. Liz and Wolfgang moved to San Francisco, where he received his master’s degree from University of California, Berkeley. Following a move to Taylor, Mich., they settled down in Mountain Lakes, N. J. with BASF Group. Wolfgang retired as the corporate medical director of BASF Corporation, the North American division of BASF.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth and his sister Miriam. Wolfgang is survived by his adored sister-in-law Jocelyn “Linda” Farmer; his loving caregivers Jean Martinez, and her daughters Marie and Jennifer Martinez; and his caring caretakers Devon Curtis and Lavern Paul. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.
Sister M. Cabrini
Sister M. Cabrini Warpeha died on Nov. 29, 2015, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio, surrounded by some of her Franciscan Sisters and family. Sister Cabrini, the daughter of Frank and Sophie Warpeha, came to the convent from Holy Cross Parish, Minneapolis, Minn. She made her first profession of religious vows in 1948 and her final vows in 1951. Sister earned a B.A. in English and history from the College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minn.; an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Detroit, and a Ph. D. in Higher Education and Educational Leadership from the University of Toledo.
Sister’s 67 years in religious life were devoted to education at the elementary, high school and college levels, first as an elementary teacher, then as a high school teacher and principal and finally as vice president and Dean of Academic Affairs at the college level. The last 13 years of her ministry she served as archivist of Lourdes University from which she recently retired to prayer ministry at Our Lady of Grace Hall, the assisted living community of the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters.
Sister Cabrini approached everything she did, whether it was playing sports with her many brothers and sisters back in Minnesota, teaching math to high school seniors, or working on the class schedule at Lourdes University, with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. She enjoyed sports before she entered the convent and had a chance to see many Tiger and Lions games in her lifetime as her former students supplied her and her friends with tickets. The administration, faculty and students at Lourdes College, now Lourdes University, knew they had a friend in Sister Cabrini as she made time to listen to them and always did something that would endear her to them for just being there and lending help wherever and whenever she could.
Coming from a large family of 13 brothers and sisters, Sister Cabrini went home at least twice a year, making the trips to Minnesota with other Sisters who came from her home town. She usually organized the trips and knew the route and the tolls as well as she knew her own name. Sister Cabrini loved to travel to other parts of the world and over the years she enjoyed many experiences with family members and friends. She will be dearly missed by her Sisters in community, her brother Raymond,sister Mary Jane Kiner, many family members and friends, as well as the many faculty, staff and students she has touched during her long life of service.
Henry “Ted”Hafner, 81, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the Elizabeth Scott Community. He was born in Toledo, Feb. 14, 1934, to parents Henry and Myrtle (Martin) Hafner.
Ted was employed with the Lathrop Company as a cement mason for more than 38 years and a member of the Cement Masons and Plasters #886 for 59 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Helen “Kris” Hafner; daughter Pamela (Noah) Broadway; sons Mark (Barbara) Hafner; James (Mary) Noe and Rodney Noe; son-inlaw John Haley; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Richard “Dick” (Carol) Hafner; and faithful K-9 Companion Misty. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter Susan Haley.
He was a fun-loving jokester who possessed a strong faith in God. Ted valued family and friends and will be deeply missed.
His family wishes to thank the staff of Elizabeth Scott for their care and support, also caregiver Holly Heaton and Dr. Allen G. Schwisow for his knowledge, treatment and friendship over the many years he was Ted’s physician. Neighbors Rich and Pat Ramer who helped so much with Ted’s care. You were all a blessing to us.
James E. Bohn, of Sylvania, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Ebeid Hospice.Jim was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, to Joseph and Ruth Bohn. Jim recently celebrated his 85th birthday with his loving family. He was a 1948 graduate of Central Catholic High School and Bowling Green State University.
Jim served in the U.S.Army Finance Corps in the Korean War, assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Sapporo, Japan. He began his accounting career in 1954 at Konopak and Dalton and retired as a KPMG partner in 1985. After retirement he served as an advisor to many private companies and individuals. He was a member of the American Institute and Ohio Society of CPA’s and was past president of the Toledo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (formerly NAA).
During his free time, he served on many boards and non-profits serving as president of Tarta (served on Tarta board for 22 years) and Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served as treasurer of Sylvania Country Club and Feed Lucas County Children. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling in the U.S. and Europe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister; Mary Dee Weber and brother; J. R. Bohn, Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Nancy Falor Bohn and three sons; James E.(Romi) Bohn, Jr; Richard T.(Kathy) Bohn and Kevin M. (Monica) Bohn; grandchildren Austin R. (Sami) Bohn and Lindsay C. Bohn; and step-grandchildren Steven, Ryan and Makenzie.
We would like to thank Ebeid Hospice for their excellent and faithful support and care of Jim and his family. Memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, St. John’s Jesuit High School, Sylvania St. Joseph Parish or charity of donor choice. On-line condolences may be left at reebfuneralhome.com.
Madeline M. Hubbell, 82, of Chesapeake, Va., formally of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Sunday Nov. 22, 2015, in Norfolk,Va.
She was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Petersburg, Mich., to Charles and Carrie (Peoples) Jones.
Madeline married her true love James Hubbell in 1958 and they enjoyed 57 years together. Besides taking care of her family she worked many years as a hairdresser. Madeline was an excellent baker and besides her tasty cookies, cakes and pies she created many wedding cakes. She enjoyed gardening, music, dancing and loved playing cards as well as going to the casino.In 1992, Madeline was on the Cash Explosion Show for the lottery and won a car along with $7,000. She was an avid Notre Dame Fan. “GO IRISH.”
Madeline leaves to cherish her memory, husband, James Hubbell; daughter Vicki Hawk; grandchildren Casey (Mary Katherine) and Dustin (Katie) Hawk: brother Alvin Jones. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.
Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider The American Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be offered to Madeline’s family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.
Mary A. (Golden) Horton, 65, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. She was born in Fremont, Ohio, on Sept. 4, 1950, to George E. and Mary M (Heschel) Golden. An honor graduate of St. Joseph High School in Fremont, Mary graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree from Mary Manse College,Toledo, Ohio. Case Western Reserve University awarded her a full scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in library science with a specialty in the health sciences. Upon completing her master’s degree, Mary taught second grade in Ohio and Michigan and was a medical librarian in the Cleveland suburb of Richmond Heights. She also held a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. While there, she became an Oklahoma Sooner fan along with being a lifelong Ohio State fan. Upon returning to Ohio in 1979, she managed the office for her husband’s medical practice.In 1989,she switched to a career in the graphics field. She owned Auto Graphics & Signs of Sylvania, Ohio. She wanted to give one last thank you to all her customers over the years.
Mary was a member of the national Catholic honor society of Kappa Gamma Pi since 1972. She co-founded a chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information science honor society while on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma. She’s been a member since 1975. Mary has also been a member of the Medical Library Association since 1973. While on the faculty in Oklahoma, she published several articles and chapters in books in the medical field. Upon returning to Ohio in 1979, she became the treasurer for the Mary Manse Alumni Association, a position she held for over 10 years. Mary was also the treasurer for the Health Science Librarians of Northwest Ohio from 1984-1999. She was a member of the BBB and Sylvania Chamber of Commerce. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, Ohio, since 1984.
Mary is survived by her special partner, Steve Haas. Also surviving is her loving son Frank and grandchildren Faith Olivia and William Cross, of Middletown, Delaware. She is a very proud mother and enjoyed a close special relationship with her son and his children. She takes great pride in his successes personal and professional. Mary, and later with Steve, enjoyed many special times with Frank and his family during their trips to Texas and their return trips to Ohio.
Life became extra special when Steve Haas entered her life in early January, 2007. They could be “goofy” together. Laughter filled their lives. She also shared his love of classic cars that included his prized possession, a 1970 red Chevelle. He retired from 35 years of teaching in the Rossford Schools a year later. They enjoyed traveling around the country together picking up Wheel Horse garden tractors for him to refurbish.
She is also survived by her twin sister Martha Lausé (Joe), Marion, Ohio, sister Maureen Bovee (Bill), Erie, Penn. and brother Mark (Roni) Erie, Penn. Mary is also survived by niece Janine Lausé Windom (Lt. JG Jason Windom of the U.S. Navy) and nephews Alan Lausé of Cincinnati and First Lt. Gregory Lausé USA stationed at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical College in Bethesda, Maryland. She is also survived by Steve’s children Allison McNulty (Mike) of Luckey, Ohio, Matt Haas (Julie) of Luckey, Ohio, and grandchildren Jacob, Jared and Kyleigh McNulty, and Raelynn and Alaina Haas, of Luckey, Ohio.
Over the years, Mary acquired a “second family” of close friends that included Joy DuShane (Charlie); Becky Shaw; Joette Boyd Randall; Linda Walczak; Denise Kobylak (Ken); Mary Moser and Marti Collier. She would never have survived the rough years of her life without their loving support and their laughter.
Mary was a dog lover and supporter of the Toledo Area Humane Society and Planned Pethood. She leaves behind her furry friend, Storm, a female Rottweiler. For over 30 years she was the proud owner of numerous Pomeranians, the last being Cuddly who lived to 16 years old, and her friendly old black lab, Kelly. Mary was also an excellent cook and her chocolate chip cookies will be missed.
Eugene E. “Gene” Miller, 83, a lifelong resident of Berkey, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, Ohio. Gene was employed with General Motors, Plant 2, for more than 38 years, retiring in 1994. He was proud to have served with the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lois (Langenderfer) Miller; daughters Kathryn (Linn) Johnston and Janice (Kenneth) Gillen; sons Roger (Sally) and Patrick (Amy) Miller; grandchildren Steve, Stacie, Jessica, Ben, Jodi, Kelly, Colleen, Jacinda, Shaun, Payton, and Morgan; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister Helen (Irpel) Ward. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Jennifer Johnston; sister Mary Bettinger; and brothers Robert, Ralph, LeRoy, Charles, and Harvard Miller.
Gene’s family would like to thank the staffs of both Flower Hospital, 4th floor and Ebeid Hospice, for their loving care and support during this trying time.
Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence, the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, or the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Family and friends wishing to view Gene’s TributeVideo or share a memory, are encouraged to do so at www.reebfuneralhome.com.