James C. Seastone, age 77, of Mansfield, died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Shelby Pointe.
He was born April 29, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late John and Jean (Williams) Seastone. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Penn State University where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He retired as plant manager of Copperweld in Shelby after 37 years of service.
Jim was a very active member of the Homeowners Association at Charles Mill Lake where he had been past president. He enjoyed spending time on the lake either on his pontoon boat or small sail boat. From his fraternity days at Penn State to the neighborhood pig roasts at Charles Mill Lake, Jim was always the social and activities chairman. Planning parties was his thing. He was also a member of the Shelby Athletic Club. For many years, he and his wife Lorna wintered in Florida and enjoyed the warmth and activities in the Englewood and Venice, Florida areas.
Jim is survived by his wife Lorna A. (Sweitzer) Seastone, whom he wed on March 25, 1960; 3 children: Beth (Brad) Armstrong of Rolla, MO, Susan (David Hopkins) Seastone of San Francisco, CA, and James, Jr. "Jay" (Debbie) Seastone of Columbus; 6 grandchildren: Robert, John, and Marie Armstrong, Harper Hopkins, Andrew and Anna Seastone; and a sister-in-law: Margie Seastone of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, John Seastone, Jr.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial expressions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 780 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Care given by Bob, Catherine and Jake at Turner Funeral Home, Shelby.
To share a memory or to send a message of sympathy to Lorna and her family, please visit www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com or via the U.S. mail to 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.
Reba J. Hoover, age 55, resident of Shelby passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic following a long illness.
Born January 8, 1960 in Mansfield to the late Frank and Martha (Wright) Ball, she was employed with MTD - Shelby for 28 years retiring January 9, 2015.
Reba loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and family whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed being outdoors and attending family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband, J.R. Hoover of Shelby, her children, Brian Mulvane of Shelby and Charlotte (Darin) Zinn of Shelby; her grandchildren, Dylan, Kaylynn, Faith, Hayley, Delaney, Coby, and Eddie; four brothers, Frank (Joy) Ball of Shiloh, Marcus, (Thelma) Ball of Galion, William (Mamie) Ball of Mansfield and Chester (Rebecca) Ball of Shiloh, numerous nieces, nephews and her special friend whom she considered her sister, Kim Walston-Buck of Muncie, Indiana.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Debra Crouse.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday January 29, 2015 at the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, 3983 St. Rt. 13, Mansfield, Ohio. Reverend Rick Pelfrey will officiate with burial in Ganges Cemetery. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, New York 10006.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfu neralhome.com
Dr. Gregory C. Keck, age 66, resident of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at his home.
Born January 13, 1949, in Shelby, he was the son of the late Donald and Jane (Howell) Keck. A 1967 graduate of Shelby High School, he graduated in 1971 from Akron University, received his master's degree in Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve in 1973, his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute in 1978 and received his Social Work License in 1975.
Dr. Keck founded the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, which specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced developmental interruptions due to their early traumatic history. He is the co-author of Parenting the Hurt Child and Adopting the Hurt Child. He is the author of Parenting Adopted Adolescents.
His memberships include the Cleveland Psychological Society, the Ohio Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers. From 1991 through 2000, he served on the board of directors of ATTACh, the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. He served as president for two years and was honored by the organization in 2001 with its annual award for outstanding contribution to the field. Dr. Keck was given the Adoption Triad Advocate Award in 1993 by Adoption Network Cleveland. In 2012, Dr. Keck was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Social Workers.
Greg enjoyed his lake house in Huron, jet skiing, taking day trips and socializing with friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh. He loved his animals and cherished the time spent with his grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Keck of San Diego, California and James Keck of Sagamore Hills; his grandson, Jackson James Keck; his sister, Sue (Ted) Black of Jacksonville, Florida; niece and nephew, Greg Keck (Melanie) Black and Jennifer Jane Black (Michael Farinella) and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Reverend Steven Schag will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Gregory C. Keck Scholarship In Social Work c/o University of Akron, Dept. of Development, Akron, Ohio 44325-2603 and the First United Church of Christ, 23 Church St., Shelby, Ohio 44875.
Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com
Zachary A. Tuttle, age 21, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on September 2, 1993 in Willard, Ohio. Zachary was always joking and smiling and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his parents, Dana Tuttle and Amy McBride and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Kimmie Fishbaugh, grandmother Naomi Ramey and Gradma Jo.
Visitation will be at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, January 29, 2015 (today) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. where a funeral service will be on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Danny Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Joseph R. Bischoff, 88, of Bellevue passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, following a brief illness, at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. He was born September 4, 1926 in Sherman Township, Ohio the son of Leo and Katherine (Hahler) Bischoff.
Joe graduated from Bellevue High School in 1945. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He was employed at Pioneer Rubber Company for 25 years. He retired from Brunswick Defense in Willard, yet continued his involvement with farming his entire life. Following retirement, he worked part-time at Sharpnack Chevy in Willard and at the Ohio Seed Improvement Association of Dublin.
For many years, Joe was a member of former St. Sebastian Parish serving as a Eucharistic minister. Additionally, Joe was a member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, the Bellevue Eagles Aerie 490, the Norwalk Eagles, a life member of the American Legion Post 547 of Monroeville, a life member of the Norwalk VFW 2743, and life member of the Monroeville Knights of Columbus 711. He also served as a Huron County Trustee in Sherman Township and worked on the Huron County Election Board for 10 years. Joe was an avid square dancer, and a member of FADS western square dance club for 25 years.
Joe was the most loving and caring husband. He and Agnes celebrated 63 wonderful years of marriage together. As a father, he exemplified a man of utmost integrity and kindness. He was a role model for all. His love for life was manifested in his work on the farm from the spring planting to the fall harvest. Many recall his familiar friendly wave from the front yard, whenever a car passed. In recent years, he and Agnes made regular road trips to area casino's, where they were rewarded with many winnings and perks, as well as the reward of fun times with friends and each other. They also began wintering in Florida while visiting daughter Mary Jo and her family, a much needed break from too many cold winters on the farm.
Joe was an ambassador of good will and a kindred spirit to all he met. He wasn't the loudest one at a party, but he was the life of the party. His passion for playing euchre and square dancing raised the level of everyone else's enjoyment. In addition to his love of reading, one of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a twinkling smile that left many guessing that he might be up to something mischievous. But that wasn't his style. His smile and inviting personality were genuine Joe, who could put people he had just met immediately at ease. His willing smile, pleasant demeanor and ready wave are traits that are not easily forgotten since he passed these along to many of his children. He will be truly missed by his wife, family, and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Agnes (Mahl), whom he married September 26, 1951. Three sons: Steven Bischoff of Bellevue, Kenneth (Marie) Bischoff of Monroeville, Robert (Carol) Bischoff of Westfield, Ind.; Two daughters, Marilyn (Dr. Douglas) Geiger of Saline, Mich., Mary Jo Giles of Weston, Fla.; 14 grandchildren: Dr. Andrea (Kyle) Behymer, Philip, Emily, Eric, Jeremy & Nick Bischoff; Zachary, DJ, Megan & Matthew Geiger; and Caitlin, Morgan, David III, & Patrick Giles; four great-grandchildren: Elliot Bischoff, and James, Audrey, & Evelyn Behymer; and a sister, Marian (Ed) Kanney of Shelby.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sons, Joseph Jr., Dennis, and Daniel Bischoff; brothers, Leon, Paul, John, and Albert, a sister, Marilyn, and father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Emma Mahl.
Friends will be received on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 4-9 p.m. at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, Ohio 44811 where the Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. A Funeral mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 31 at St Gaspar del Bufalo Church, CR 46, Bellevue. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be shared via donations to the following: Bismark Community Center, St Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, or the Joseph Bischoff Family Medical Fund