June 29, 1924 - May 31, 2007
ATTICA Eleanor Fern Zellers, 82, of Attica, died Thursday at the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky following a brief illness.
She was born June 29, 1924, in Chatfield to the late Cecil and Fannie (Dininger) Spaide. She married John J. Zellers in Attica, Aug. 14, 1941. He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1992. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sandusky. She was employed by the Ohio Turnpike and by the former Stone House Restaurant in Sandusky for many years, and also helped with the Girl Scouts.
Survivors include her son, Norman Zellers of Vickery; her daughter, Sonja (Kenneth) Ball of Attica; a granddaughter, Tracey (Kevin) Daniel of Willard; 4 grandsons and seven great grand children; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sons, Roger and Ricky; a sister, Helen Knisely and four brothers, Clarence, Carl, Robert, and Donald Spaide.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 1295 W. Tiffin St., Attica, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gary R. Ulrich, D. Min., of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sandusky, officiating. Burial will follow in Attica-Venice Twp Cemetery in Attica.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or to the American Diabetes Association, 6800 W. Central Av., Suite D-1, Toledo, Ohio, 43617.
ROBERT L. HOPKINS
Dec. 29, 1922 June 1, 2007
GREENWICH Robert L. Hopkins, 84, of Greenwich died Friday morning at his home after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1922 in Greenwich, son of the late Lincoln Ross and Gladys (Miller) Hopkins. He was a lifelong Greenwich resident.
He was a 1941 graduate of Greenwich High School and a 1943 graduate of the Oberlin School of Commerce. He had worked for Ernst & Ernst in Cleveland as an accountant for three years, the LeRoi Corp. of Greenwich from 1946 until 1960 and in 1960 he and his wife started their own accounting business, the R.L. Hopkins Public Accounting in Greenwich. He retired in 1988. He was a member of the Greenwich United Methodist Church and the Greenwich Rotary, where he received the Paul Harris Fellow, May 1, 2007. He was a former Greenwich Township Clerk for 25 years, a former member of the Greenwich School Board, and he served on the Board of Directors of Willard Memorial Hospital and Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Egner) Hopkins, whom he married Oct. 10, 1943; two sons, Kenneth (Donna) Hopkins of Vermilion, Dan (Betty) Hopkins of Litchfield; a daughter, Cynthia (Paul) Keinath of Dublin, Ohio; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor M. Foster and Jane E. Ferrell.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Eastman Funeral Home, 49 West Main St., Greenwich where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Georgette Gaston of the Greenwich United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Greenwich United Methodist Church, 18 E. Main St., Greenwich, Ohio 44837. Online condelences may be made atwww.eastmanfuneralhome.com. EUGENE R. ESSEX
March 9, 1952 May 31, 2007
SHEFFIELD VILLAGE Eugene R. Essex, 55, died May 26 at his home in Florsheim, Germany following a brief bought with cancer.
He was an inventor and world traveler, having worked for leading technology companies such as Bose, Hyundai, and the Sony Corp.
He was the husband of Beverley Essex (Weisniski). The youngest of four, he was born March 9, 1952 in Elyria to Carl and Dorothy Essex (Klamut). He graduated from Midview High School in 1970, and attended Lorain County Community College before serving in Korea with the U.S. Army . After completing his military service, he began a career which enabled him to livethroughout Asia and Europe and stateside in San Antonio, Dallas, and Tuscon.
Eugene, son of former long time Lorain County Recorder Dorothy L. Essex, is survived by his wife Beverley, his children Ryan and Lauren, sisters Sandra Bishop of Batavia,Ohio, Elizabeth A. McMullen of Naperville, Ill., and brother Carl D. Essex of Norwalk. He was preceded in death in 2005 by his father, Carl.
Eugene was a devoted father and husband. His generous spirit always put the wants and needs of others ahead of his own. As a result of his global travels and kind spirit he managed to touch the hearts of people all over the world.
He was an avid photographer and audiophile, having these skills working along side his father in the 1960s at the family's Essex Electronics of Elyria and Lorain. Wherever Eugene went he found ways to give of himself through numerous community volunteer activities or simple random acts of kindness on behalf of friends and neighbors.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road Elyria. Prayers will recited at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sheffield. Burial will follow at Saint Theresa of Avila Cemetery, 1878 Abbe Road, Sheffield Village.
Feb. 16, 1919 May 31, 2007
BAY VILLAGE Andrew Bradish, 88, of Bay Village and formerly of Rocky River, died Thursday at Bradley Bay Health Center in Bay Village. He was born on Feb. 16, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 in Europe where he was a prisoner of war and served from 1952 to 1955 in Army's Intelligence Unit in Japan. He studied art at Pittsburgh Institute of Art, Chicago Art Institute and Mexico City College, Mexico.
He was employed as a commercial artist for Pittsburgh Press, Kaufmann's Department Store, The Cleveland Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He taught art at the Virginia Marti School of Fashion Design, the Pittsburgh Institute of Art, evening classes at Rocky River High School and 24 years at Rocky River Senior Center.
He volunteered three hours a week for 22 years at the Wade Park and Brecksville VA hospitals, where he sketched patients portraits, amassing 3400 volunteer hours. He also sketched at various art shows in the Cleveland area as well as the West Side Market. He was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marjorie (Ross) and nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by brothers Walter, Edward and Charles Bradish, Joseph, Frank, John and Anthony Kozleuchar, and sisters Mary Greiner and Anne Weinheimer.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wakeman Cemetery.