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Joyce Sasala

Martha J. Kuhn

John L Lenart Sr.

Doris A. Holcomb

Ruth E. King

Arlene E. Stasny

John R. Henson

Francis A. Brewer Jr

Henry A. Del Mul

Donald A. Tuckish

Donald A. Tuckish



Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Joyce Sasala

May 14, 1928 - August 28, 2014
Services: September 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 A. M.

Joyce Sasala, age 86, S. Elm St., Jefferson, died Thursday night in the loving arms of her family at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness.

She was born May 14, 1928 in Plymouth, the daughter of Fred and Clarissa (Friday) Zimmerman and has lived in the Jefferson area most of her life. Mrs. Sasala was a graduate of Ashtabula High School and Kent State University with a 4 year degree in Science. She was married to Richard A. Sasala on August 22, 1959 at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church. She was a teacher at Mother of Sorrows and Dorset and Jefferson Elementary schools where she worked until retirement.

She is a member of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church where she was active in the Altar Rosary Society, religious education, and social activities. She was an avid reader, either for herself or for one of her children or grandchildren. She was a volunteer at the local hospitals, providing books to newborns so they could share her love of reading. Other hobbies included sewing for her children and grandchildren as well as baking pies, cookies and cakes. She loved her flower gardens and the birds they attracted. She most of all enjoyed spending time her family and friends, especially her nine grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children, Dr. Stephen Sasala of Parma, Mary Beth (Gary) Simpkins of Tucson, AZ, Carol Sasala of Cleveland, Dr. Richard (Nancy) Sasala of Toledo & Mark (Rosemary) Sasala of Pittsburgh, PA her nine grandchildren, Ann, Andrew, Matthew, Lauren, Daniel, Erin, Gabriel, Christian & Xavier Sasala, and her sisters Muriel “Sue” Murphy, Edna Williams, and Fran (Jim) Thompson.

Her husband Richard, parents, sisters, Helen Burgett and Alice Scott, and brother Richard as an infant preceded her in death.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the nurses and doctors in both the Ashtabula Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic for their loving care and compassionate support in her final days.

The funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10:30 A. M. at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Fr. John Sheridan officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Monday from 5-8 P. M. and Tuesday from 9-10 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sisters of St. Joseph, 5031 W. Ridge Rd., Erie, PA 16506 or St. Joseph Calasanctius Church Memorial Fund (above address), envelopes will also be at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes have been honored to serve the Joyce Sasala family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Martha J. Kuhn

July 9, 1951 - August 25, 2014
Services: August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 A. M.

Martha J. Kuhn, age 63, McNutt Ave., Saybrook Twp., died unexpectedly Monday morning in route to the Ashtabula Co. Medical Ceneter.

She was born July 9, 1951 in Clarksburg, WV, the daughter of Ernest & Lillian (McIntyre) Heavner and has been a resident of this area most of her life. Martha was a 1970 Perry High School graduate and she owned and operated “It’s Beary Clean” cleaning service. She loved all children and pets, having a special magnetism to draw them near. She also loved flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis P. Kuhn, whom she married on January 3, 1970 in Erie, PA, her father, Ernest Heavner of Pilot Mountain, NC, three children, Dennis P. Kuhn, Jr. of Geneva, Jennifer J. Carpenter of Lehigh, FL & Julie A. (Daniel) Moore of Concord Twp., eight grandchildren, Dennis, Ben, Samantha, Miranda, Sebastian, Jonathan, Jacob & Nate and a brother, Ernest Heavner, Jr. of Willoughby.

Her mother Lillian and a grandson, Mitchell Carpenter preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 Friday at the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 S. Broadway, Geneva, with the Rev. Bruce Hitchcock of the Geneva United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 P. M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family, envelopes may be mailed or will be available at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been honored to serve the Martha Kuhn family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
John L Lenart Sr.

October 25, 1922 - August 22, 2014
Services: August 26th, 2014 at 11:00

John L. Lenart, Sr. 91 of Sanborn Rd. Ashtabula died Friday (August 22nd) at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 25, 1922 in Rock Creek, Ohio the son of Walter and Anna (Stutzenski) Lenart and has been a lifetime area resident.

He was a 1940 graduate of Rock Creek High School, where he was a very good basketball player and served in the US Army during World War II serving in the European Theater of Operations. He was employed with Nelson Machine for 30 years and retired from the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

He was a 50 year member of Harris Memorial Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula and was currently a member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church. He was also a former member of the VFW Post #943 of Ashtabula. He enjoyed camping, gardening, traveling, playing cards and bowling. He loved rooting for the Indians, Browns and Cavs.

Surviving him are his wife, Shirley (Wise) Lenart whom he married on August 14, 1948 in Pierpont, Ohio; his daughter, Linda Martone of Ashtabula; a son, John L. Lenart, Jr. of Jefferson; three grandchildren, Cheri Williams, Eugene (Jessica) Martone and Steven (Roslyn) Martone; seven great grandchildren and his brother, Norman (Joan) Lenart of Sudbury, Ontario Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents and by five brothers, Ray, Joe, Ed, Fred, and Bill.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (August 26th) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 West Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rev. Samara Jenkins of Plymouth United Methodist Church and Rev. Robert Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.

Calling hour will be Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to service the John Lenart, Sr. family. Guest book and obituary at fleming –billman.com.

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Doris A. Holcomb

June 28, 1928 - August 14, 2014
Services: August 21st, 2014 at 2:30 P. M.

Doris A. Holcomb, age 86, former Ashtabula Co. resident, died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Geneva Villages where she has resided the past 15 months.

She was born June 28, 1928 in Andover, the daughter of William & Irene (Snable) Carr and spent much of her adult life in Williamsfield Twp. before moving to Zephyrhills, FL.

She is survived locally by cousins Gladys Hill, Gwendolyn Headley, Emma Orvos and Wilbur Matthews. Her parents and husband, Fredwin “Hokie” Holcomb preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 2:30 P. M. in Oakdale Cemetery with Steve Arsulic, associate pastor at Eagleville Bible Church officiating. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson is honored to serve the Doris A. Holcomb family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Ruth E. King

February 7, 1929 - August 15, 2014
Services: August 20th, 2014 at 1:00 P. M.

Ruth E. King, age 85, W. Ashtabula St., Jefferson, died late Friday evening at the Jefferson Healthcare Center where she had been a patient the past six weeks.

She was born February 7, 1929 in Rock Creek, the daughter of Firn R. & Anna C. (Aincham) Bishop and has lived in Rock Creek and Jefferson all of her life. She was married to Charles Herbert King on November 16, 1947 at the Eagleville Congregational Church. Mrs. King worked as an operator for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. for several years.

She formerly attended the Eagleville Congregational Church and currently attended the Jefferson United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and being with her family.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lynette A. & Frank H. Seith of Jefferson and two grandchildren, Trisha L. Seith of Madison Twp. and Jason D. (Mary Beth) Seith of Ravenna. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herb in 1991.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P. M. with a visitation from 12-1 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. The Rev. Daniel Bilkert of the Jefferson United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are being directed for Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc., 333 Mamaroneck Ave., #492, White Plains, NY 10605, envelopes will also be at the funeral home. Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors have been honored to serve the Ruth King family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Arlene E. Stasny

June 30, 1927 - August 11, 2014
Services: August 18th, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arlene E. Stasny, age 87, former resident of Dorset Twp., Denmark Twp. and Jefferson, died unexpectedly Monday morning at her residence in San Antonio, TX.

She was born June 30, 1927 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Arthur & Clara (Scott) Hanson and has lived in the San Antonio, TX area since 1978. Mrs. Stasny’s working career began as a grocery clerk in Jefferson, was secretary for Atty. Ed Ptaszek, owned Joe’s Bar & Package Store and owned and operated Stasny Dry Cleaners, both in Jefferson. After moving to San Antonio she worked in a dry cleaner and did clerical work for a charity organization.

When younger she sang with her sisters at the county fair and other events and was a Girl Scout leader when her daughters were growing up. She crocheted afghans, enjoyed fishing, was a Cleveland Browns fan and liked to play computer games. She loved animals, enjoyed feeding the birds and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her companion of more than 20 years, Art Lovato of San Antonio, three daughters, Christine A. Finney of Jefferson, Carolyn E. (Dean) Bovee of Ashtabula & Joelen M. (Les) Kline of Olathe, KS, seven grandchildren, Linda Finney, Cathy Hughes, Carol Smitherman, Valerie Gabor, Cindy Warren, Ron Ensell & Beth Bond, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother, James (Beverly) Hanson of Denmark Twp. and six sisters, Ruby Hruska-Williams & Agnes Hruska, both of Jefferson, Eleanor (Jim) Shirk of Kingsville Twp., Shirley Smith & Esther (Pete) Jurcenko, both of Florida and Mary (Dana) Dumperth of Jefferson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, Joseph R. Stasny, brothers, Jack & Donald Hanson and a sister, Anna Moffet.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with Alisa Nierzejewski, certified celebrant leading the service. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-6 P. M. at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and staff have been honored to serve the Arlene Stasny family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Kingsville, OH 44048 or to the family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014
John R. Henson

August 17, 1924 - August 6, 2014
Services: August 11th, 2014 at 11:00 A. M.

John R. Henson, age 89, of Brockway Road, Lenox Twp., died Wednesday morning at the Jefferson Healthcare Center. He was born on August 17, 1924 in Hillsboro, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Oscar & Willie Mae (Willis) Henson.

During WWII he served as a Merchant Marine. On November 19, 1949 he married his sweet wife, Annie Belle (Bryant). He worked as a foreman for General Motors in Euclid, and in 1961 he started Henson’s Hideaway Christmas Tree Farm. Every weekend he packed up his wife and two children, Deborah and Jack to head out to work on the farm. In 1979 after 32 years he retired from General Motors.

John was a member of both the Ohio & National Christmas Tree Growers Association. He was active in the Lenox Boosters and was honored as citizen of the year in 1988. He loved bluegrass music and in the summer he would host bluegrass festivals on the tree farm. He enjoyed travelling, playing the organ and writing songs. He was a proud member of Lenox Federated Church and loved to spend time with his family.

His survivors include his two children, Deborah L. (Doug) White of Lenox Twp. and John “Jack” Henson of Lenox Twp.; grandchildren, Katy (Billy) Dreier of Jefferson, Doug (Aimee Lennon) White of Lenox Twp., John, Adam, andZachary Henson of Ashtabula/Lenox Twp.; one great grandson Liam Dreier of Jefferson; sisters, Tomye Sherrill of Brentwood, TN, Annie Oakley of Donaldson, TN, and Sandra Degalleford of Atlanta, GA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Annie Belle in 2007 and a brother Charles Henson.

John’s family would like to acknowledge the kind and loving staff at the Jefferson Healthcare Center and the Hospice of the Western Reserve for all of their support, patience and love that they have shown John and his family.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 A. M. at the Lenox Christian Fellowship Church, 2610 Lenox- New Lyme Rd., Jefferson, with Pastor Rick Havens officiating. Burial will take place in Lenox Center Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4:00-7:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, and from 10:00-11:00 A. M. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Happy Hearts, 2505 South Ridge Rd. E., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or to Lenox Christian Fellowship Church, 2610 Lenox-New Lyme Rd., Jefferson, Ohio 44047, envelopes will also be available. Condolences and obituary can be found at fleming-billman.com.

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Francis A. Brewer Jr

July 28, 1963 - August 4, 2014
Services: August 7th, 2014 at 13:00

Francis A. Brewer, Jr. 51 of Walnut St. Geneva died Monday (August 4th) at his home. He was born July 28, 1963 in Geneva, Ohio the son of Francis A. and Jeanette (Camp) Brewer, Sr. and has been a lifetime time area resident.

He served in the United States Army from 1982 to 1985. Following his discharge he made his trade as a Plumber for various companies.

He is a member of VFW Post #6846 in Geneva and also a member of the Geneva Eagles. He enjoyed playing pool and spending time with people.

Surviving him are his mother, Jeanette Brewer of Saybrook Township; two children Francis A. Brewer III and Sarah Brewer of Florida; his brother. Andrew (Patricia M. Lewis) Brewer of Rock Creek; a sister, Gail Brewer of Modesto, California; a nephew, Steven, a niece, Jessica and his girlfriend, Cindy Satterfield of Geneva. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis A. Brewer, Sr. in 2012.

Funeral service will be Thursday (August 7th) at 1:00 PM at the Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville with VFW Post 6846 conducting military rites.

Calling hour is Thursday from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to service the Francis A. Brewer, Jr. family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
Henry A. Del Mul

August 28, 1929 - August 2, 2014
Services: at No Service

Henry A. Del Mul, age 84, Russell Rd., Cherry Valley Twp., died early Saturday morning at his residence.

He was born August 28, 1929 in Cherry Valley Twp., the son of the late Pete & Maria (DeMarco) Del Mul and has resided in Cherry Valley Twp. all of his life.

Mr. Del Mul married Louise Britton on June 6, 1953 in Andover. They owned and operated Del Mul Dairy Farm.

He is survived by his wife, Louise, two daughters, Amy L. (Mike) Mientus of Metamora, IL & Rita G. (Larry) Woodard of Cherry Valley Twp., six grandchildren, Emily (Miles) Wickersham, Miranda & Lynette Mientus, Joseph Woodard, Lea (Daniel) Woodard-Lehman & Maggie Woodard.

Mr. Del Mul requested no services or calling hours be observed.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Home and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has been honored to serve the Henry Del Mul family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
Donald A. Tuckish

May 27, 1934 - August 4, 2014
Services: August 6th, 2014 at 2:00 P. M.

Donald A. Tuckish, age 80, native of Carmichaels, PA area and resident of Florida since 1985, died Monday morning at the Jefferson Healthcare Center in Jefferson, where he has been a patient the past seven months.

He was born in Carmichaels, PA on May 27, 1934, the son of Andrew & Eleanor (Phillips) Tuckish. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army National Guard. Mr. Tuckish owned and operated Korner Corp., a custom sheet metal company in Boca Raton, FL before his retirement.

Mr. Tuckish was a member of the American Legion in Boca Raton, FL and enjoyed fishing, boating and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Benson) Tuckish of Coral Springs, FL, his best friend and former wife, Dorothy McCombs of Andover, five children, Dawn R. (David) Hill of Andover Twp., Donald A. (Michele) Tuckish, Jr. of Parkland, FL, Deanna M. (Joseph) Dibell of Andover, Dennis J. (Roxanne) Tuckish of Coral Springs, FL & Debra R. (Ron Capitena) Tuckish of Ashtabula, five grandchildren, Brian (Misty) Hill, Gerald (Brooke) Dibell, Jennifer Dibell, Dennis (Holly) Tuckish & Daniel Tuckish and six great-grandchildren, Abigail Dibell, Dennis & Wyatt Tuckish, Austin Hoffman, Dalton Lee Hill & Kinsey Tuckish.

His parents and a grandson, Alvin Lee Hill preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 P. M. at the Greene Co. Memorial Park, 1003 Jefferson Rd., Waynesburg, PA with the Rev. Bruce Judy of the Carmichaels First United Methodist Church officiating. American Legion Post #330 of Waynesburg, PA will offer military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., PO Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson has been honored to serve the Donald Tuckish family. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.

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