In Memoriam

The OFDA staff extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to those who have lost a loved one, family member, or friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Online OFDA memoriams are limited to those within the membership and their immediate family members. They will remain online for two years from posting date.
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If you are notifying us of the death of an immediate family member, please state his/her relationship to the funeral director and affiliation to the funeral home.
Death notices will be considered for publication on the OFDA website, The Digital Director e-newsletter and membership email notification.

11/21/2022

Obituary for John J. Gluvna

Former Owner of Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel

11/18/2022

Obituary for Richard E. Phillips

Retired Funeral Director of Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home

11/18/2022

Obituary for Jeanette Polley

Mother and Mother-in-Law of Susan Jones and Donald C. Jones, Retired Funeral Directors of Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home

11/17/2022

Obituary for H. David Scott

Brother of Ralph F. Scott, II, Owner of Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

11/16/2022

Obituary for Paul J. “PJ” Lamiell

Funeral Director and Owner of Lamiell Funeral Home

11/04/2022

Obituary for Bruce C. Redmon

Retired Funeral Director and Founder, Father of Keith Redmon, both of Redmon Funeral Home, Inc.

10/26/2022

Obituary for Donald Ray Warehime

Retired Funeral Director, Husband of Judy Warehime

10/03/2022

Obituary for Jack Denver Davis

Retired Funeral Director, Brother of the late Roger W. Davis, OFDA Past President, and Uncle of R. Scott Davis, OFDA Past President and Owner of Roger W. Davis Funeral Home

10/03/2022

Obituary for Marlene S. Bond

Funeral Director and Owner of Bond Funeral Home

09/22/2022

Obituary for Kathryn "Kathy" Sue Thompson

Mother of Catie Thompson of Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home

09/06/2022

Obituary for Joseph "Joe" T. Jagers

Funeral Director, Brother of Jerry Jagers, and Uncle of Tim Jagers, all of Jagers & Sons Funeral Home

08/29/2022

Obituary for Anthony W. Guerriero, Sr.

Retired Funeral Director/Owner, Husband of Rosemary, Father of Micheline and Terence Guerriero, all of Guerriero Funeral Home

08/24/2022

Obituary for Elizabeth "Bette" Berry

Mother of Daniel Berry of Berry-McGreevey-Martens Funeral Home, Thomas Berry of McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes, and Sean Berry, Trade Embalmer

08/19/2022

Obituary for Judy (Sanders) Miller

Sister of Rebecca J. Krill and Sister-in-Law of J. Michael Krill, OFDA Past President, Former Co-Owners of Krill Funeral Service

08/10/2022

Obituary for Holly Cornell Bassett

Mother-in-Law of Poul Lemasters, OFDA Member

08/09/2022

Obituary for Kathleen Ann Hartman

Wife of E. Lynn Hartman, Owner of Hartman Sons Funeral Home

08/04/2022

Obituary for Timothy John Wisniewski

Brother of Tom Wisniewski, Founder of Wisniewski Funeral Home

08/01/2022

Obituary for Maxine Sanders

Mother of Rebecca J. Krill and Mother-in-Law of J. Michael Krill, OFDA Past President, Former Co-Owners of Krill Funeral Service

07/25/2022

Obituary for Paul A. Vensil

Brother and Brother-in-Law of Carl and Carolyn Vensil, Co-owners of Vensil & Chute Funeral Homes

07/20/2022

Obituary for Myron Lee Van Horn

Funeral Director and OFDA Member

07/05/2022

Obituary for Joseph Michael Nero

Funeral Director and Owner of Vito-Nero Funeral Home

06/29/2022

Obituary for Brian L. Koch

Funeral Home Owner, Husband of Donna Koch and Father of Addison Roth, all of Conner & Koch Funeral Home; Son of Steve and Kathy Conner and Brother of Bradley Conner, all of Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home

06/22/2022

Obituary for Mary Kathleen “Kay” McGorray

Mother of Mary Susan McGorray, Funeral Director at McGorray-Hanna Funeral Homes

06/13/2022

Obituary for John H. "Jack" Evans, Sr.

Funeral Director and Owner, Husband of Charlotte Evans, Father of Charles and Andrew Evans, all of John H. Evans Funeral Home, Inc.

06/13/2022

Obituary for Melinda Ann (Cisco) Keiser

Daughter of Robert L. Cisco and Sister of Robert N. Cisco, both of Cisco Funeral Home and Sister of Tammy Vernon and Sister-in-Law of David Vernon, both of Vernon Funeral Homes

06/07/2022

Obituary for Sandra Santos

Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of McGowan-Reid and Santos Funeral Home

06/03/2022

Obituary for John Frederick Kummer

Retired Funeral Director and Former Partner and Co-Owner of Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home

06/02/2022

Obituary for Roger D. Glass

Retired Funeral Director and Former Co-Owner of Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home

06/02/2022

Obituary for Betty J. Hollingshead

Retired Funeral Director and OFDA Member

05/05/2022

Obituary for Marjorie L. Dunbar

Mother of Richard Dunbar, Former Owner of Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home

05/04/2022

Obituary for Don L. Hupp

Father-in-Law of Ty J. Dierkes and Grandfather of Cody D. Dierkes, both of Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home

04/27/2022

Obituary for Phyllis Ann (Grisier) Reed

Sister of Frederick Grisier of Grisier Funeral Home

04/08/2022

Obituary for David W. Ward

Brother of OFDA Member, Kevin Gaffney and Brother Shaun Gaffney, both of FDL

03/17/2022

Obituary for Craig F. Hoffman

Retired Funeral Director and Previous Co-Owner of Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, Inc.

03/14/2022

Obituary for B. Jack Williams

Retired Funeral Director, Father of Sherri L. Morgan and Father-in-Law of Mark A. Morgan, both of Morgan Funeral Home

03/09/2022

Obituary for Joseph J. Coyle

President, and Father of Megan M. Coyle, both of Coyle Funeral Home and Cremation Services

03/07/2022

Obituary for Diane J. Kyle

Mother of David J. Kyle, Mother-in-Law of Janice L. Kyle, and Grandmother of Benjamin A. Kyle, all of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home

03/01/2022

Obituary for Glen A. Jenkins

Father of Keith Jenkins, Grandfather of Andrew Jenkins, and Founder of Jenkins Funeral Chapel

03/01/2022

Obituary for Thomas A. Tilton

Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of Greenisen & Tilton Funeral Homes

02/28/2022

Obituary for Laura Mae “Lollie” Goslin

Mother-in-Law of Kenneth A. Cahall, OFDA and NFDA Past President, and Grandmother of Clayton A. Cahall, both of Cahall Funeral Homes, Inc.

02/21/2022

Obituary for Nicholas A. Hogenkamp

Former President, Father of Nicholas C. Hogenkamp and Brother of B. Jay Hogenkamp, all of N.J. Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.

02/09/2022

Obituary for Shirley Ann Smith

Grandmother of Michael T. Smith, OFDA President and Funeral Director at Snyder Funeral Homes

02/07/2022

Obituary for Richard J. Diehl

President/CEO and Father of Ingrid Ragland, both of Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service

02/03/2022

Obituary for Gale Shinaberry

Father of Diana Greenspan, Golden Considerations

01/19/2022

Obituary for Thomas E. Miller

Retired Funeral Director/Embalmer, Former Manager, and Father of Susan Dill, both of Snyder Funeral Homes

01/12/2022

Obituary for George C. Martin

Retired Funeral Director and Owner of the Former George C. Martin Funeral Home

01/03/2022

Obituary for Wilma Ann Boyer

Former Owner and Funeral Director, Wife of David A. Boyer, Mother and Mother-in-Law of Gregory D. and Kristen Boyer, all of Boyer Funeral Home

12/22/2021

Obituary for Daniel Charles Siferd

Funeral Director at Siferd Funeral Homes

12/19/2021

Obituary for Daniel Wynn Hicks

Husband of Lori Ann Hicks, OFDA Past President and Funeral Director at Mueller Funeral Home

12/17/2021

Obituary for Joe White Bailey

Retired Funeral Director and Former Co-Owner of Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes

12/06/2021

Obituary for Jay A. Root

Former Owner and Funeral Director, Step-Father of Kari L. Carter, both of Arpp, Root, and Carter Funeral Home

11/29/2021

Obituary for Michael David Wilson

Father of Katy M. Wilson-Clark, Funeral Director at Cox-NcNulty Funeral Homes

11/29/2021

Obituary for Virginia "Ginny/Jean" Fortuna

Mother of John J. Fortuna and Mary Ann Fortuna-Trzaska, Mother in-law of James R. Trzaska, Grandmother of Joseph A. Fortuna, all of Fortuna Funeral Home, Inc.

11/27/2021

Obituary for Robert Bruce Burke

Funeral Director at Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Homes

11/24/2021

Obituary for Larry Dean Eveland

Father of Kyle A. Eveland, Funeral Director at Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11/17/2021

Obituary for Steven Michael Mack

Retired Funeral Director of Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

11/15/2021

Obituary for Marla Ann Richardson

Wife of Barry A. Richardson, Retired Funeral Director and OFDA Member

11/12/2021

Obituary for Alice M. Ferfolia

Mother of Donald B. Ferfolia, Sr., Mary A. Ferfolia Lansky, Grandmother of Donald B. Ferfolia, Jr., all of Ferfolia Funeral Home

11/05/2021

Obituary for Brian Reese Gillespie

Advance Planning Coordinator at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Homes

11/03/2021

Obituary for Gene A. Kleve

Husband of Patricia C. Vales Kleve, Retired Funeral Director and OFDA member

10/25/2021

Obituary for Shirley Ann Moore Althoff

Vice President and Co-Owner, Sister of James V. Moore, both of Schlientz and Moore Funeral Homes

10/22/2021

Obituary for John Bamber

Former Owner of Bamber Funeral Home and Retired Funeral Director at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes

10/18/2021

Obituary for John "Jim" Corrigan, Jr.

Co-Owner of Corrigan Laumer Funeral Home in Fairview Park

10/15/2021

Obituary for Philip Kent Berkheimer

Father of Kent Berkheimer, Funeral Director at Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

10/15/2021

Obituary for August K. "Chip" Graumlich, III

Brother of Andrea Graumlich, Leigh Graumlich, and Jeffrey Graumlich, all of Graumlich Funeral Home

10/11/2021

Obituary for Anthony DiCicco Sr.

Father of Anthony Jr. and Nicholas (Nick) DiCicco, Funeral Directors at DiCicco & Sons Funeral Home

10/08/2021

Obituary for Carol J. Potti

Wife of Robert M. Potti, Funeral Director Emeritus at Potti & Marc F. Burr Funeral Homes

10/07/2021

Obituary for William R. "Bill" Chester

Office Manager at Grisier Funeral Homes

10/03/2021

Obituary for Benjamin R. Easterling Jr.

OFDA Past President and Former Owner of Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home

10/03/2021

Obituary for Darlene Ruth Kuhn

Wife of John Kuhn, Funeral Director and Retired Manager at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home

10/03/2021

Obituary for Randon Lee Short

Owner of Short Funeral Home

09/21/2021

Obituary for Timothy James Stevenhagen

Funeral Director at Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home

09/16/2021

Obituary for Kendra L. Shafer

Sister of Joshua L. Majors, Funeral Director at Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home and Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home

09/16/2021

Obituary for Myrl Daniel Sauder

Owner of Sauder Funeral Products

09/15/2021

Obituary for Lynwood L. Battle

Funeral Director and Brother of J.C. Battle, III, both of J.C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home

09/10/2021

Obituary for Edward Timothy “Tim” O’Neill

Funeral Director and OFDA Member

09/10/2021

Obituary for Thomas Charles “Charlie” Brickner

Funeral Director, Co-Owner, Brother of James C. Brickner, Father to Sarah Brickner, all of Brickner Funeral Home

09/09/2021

Obituary for James Brian “Hoss” Hoskins

Son of Jim Hoskins and Brother of Jennifer Hoskins-Long, Former and Current Owner of Hoskins Funeral Homes

09/07/2021

Obituary for Marilyn Tufts Schildmeyer

Mother of Lawrence T. and Terry Schildmeyer and Grandmother of Larry and Terrence Schildmeyer, all of Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home

08/10/2021

Obituary for Theodore Chapman

Co-founder of Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home

08/09/2021

Obituary for T. Paul Evans, M.D.

Father of Colin Evans, OFDA Assistant Executive Director

07/01/2021

Obituary for Edward J. "Ed" Dobrozsi

Father of Evan Dobrozsi, Funeral Director at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home

06/01/2021

Obituary for John White Croxton

Funeral Director, Owner and Father of John W. Croxton II, both of T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home

05/24/2021

Obituary for James Edward “Jim” McWilliams

Father of Tom McWilliams, Owner of McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston

05/24/2021

Obituary for Lynn A. Linsley

Wife of Roger E. Linsley, Former Owner of the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home

05/07/2021

Obituary for Mary Diane Gutu

Sister of David Hicks, Secretary of the Ohio Embalmers Association

05/04/2021

Obituary for Wallace "Wally" D. Lewellyn

Retired Funeral Director of Schoedinger Funeral Home and Cremation Service

04/29/2021

Obituary for Herbert "Herb" Moore

Funeral Director and Owner, Husband of Jean Moore and Father of Joe and Jared Moore, all of McCoy-Moore Funeral Homes

04/28/2021

Obituary for John Wellington

Father of Rocco “Rocky” Wellington, Owner of Wellington Funeral Service and Funeral Director at F.D. Mason Funeral Home

04/26/2021

Obituary for Robert Clayton Carter

OFDA Past President, Owner of Robert C. Carter Funeral Services and Funeral Director at John Quint Treboni Funeral Home

04/23/2021

Obituary for Cleeland R. Willis

Funeral Director and Former Owner, Father and Father-In-Law of Matthew R. and Letty Willis and Father-In-Law of Kent M. Shawver, all of Willis Funeral Home

04/23/2021

Obituary for David F. McFarland

Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of the McFarland & Son Funeral Services Company

04/15/2021

Obituary for Robert Joseph Traunero

Father and Father-in-Law of Richard and Andrea Traunero, Owners of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

03/26/2021

Obituary for Eugene Lawrence Schaich

Grandfather of Jordyn L. Schaich, Funeral Director at Penwell Turner Funeral Home

03/11/2021

Obituary for James “Jim” Harold Mong

Retired Funeral Director and Former Owner of Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Homes

03/03/2021

Obituary for Daniel "Danny" MacLean

Retired Funeral Director and Grandfather of Kelly MacLean, both of Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home

03/02/2021

Obituary for Lois Ann Siferd

Former Owner of Siferd Funeral Home (now Eley Funeral Home & Crematory)

03/01/2021

Obituary for Ronald James Miller

Funeral Director at Augustine Funeral Home

02/25/2021

Obituary for Helen G. Carter

Mother of Robert C. Carter, OFDA Past President and Funeral Director at John Quint Treboni Funeral Home and Robert C. Carter Funeral Services

02/19/2021

Obituary for Gregory Emil Hanner

Son-in-Law of Dorothy I. Goebel, Funeral Director and Owner of Goebel Funeral Home

02/08/2021

Obituary for Donald Eugene “Don” Fisher

Retired Funeral Director of J.H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home (now Snyder Funeral Home, Marion Avenue Chapel)

02/08/2021

Obituary for Madeleine Louise “Helen” Lamarca

Mother of James A. Lamarca, Funeral Director at DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes

01/25/2021

Obituary for George R. “Bud” Brown II

Former owner of Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home

01/24/2021

Obituary for Bobby N. Carter

Father of Robert C. Carter, OFDA Past President and Funeral Director at John Quint Treboni Funeral Home and Robert C. Carter Funeral Services

01/23/2021

Obituary for Edward Jervois Connors

Father of Barb Garrison, OFDA OSHA/EPA Consultant

01/22/2021

Obituary for Dick and Shirley Meek

Grandparents of Corey & Jesse Fischer, Funeral Directors at Fischer Funeral Home

01/19/2021

Obituary for Lowell Edward King

Father of Tim W. King, Funeral Director at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Homes and OFDA Southwest Regional Director

01/18/2021

Obituary for James J. Wilson

Funeral Director and Embalmer at Schaffer Funeral Home

01/12/2021

Obituary for Ardella C. Smith

Mother-in-Law of Frank B. Rosenacker, OFDA Member, and Grandmother of Kurt Rosenacker, Funeral Director at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Homes

12/31/2020

Obituary for Sharon Marie Hill-Stickle

Mother of Jack W. Stickle, II and Kate B. Maher, Funeral Directors at Henderson-Van Atta Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service

12/30/2020

Obituary for William C. Hartwell

Father of Sean W. Hartwell, Funeral Director at Wappner Funeral Directors

12/30/2020

Obituary for Charla R. Jones

Mother of Christina R. Jones, Funeral Director at Wappner Funeral Directors

12/22/2020

Obituary for Dr. James F. Curran

Father-in-Law of Robert Mazzarella, Owner of American Coach Sales and American Limousine Service

12/21/2020

Obituary for James H. Inebnit

Father of Jerry Inebnit, Funeral Director at Wappner Funeral Directors

12/14/2020

Obituary for Thomas "Tom" Leo Riddle

Father of Christine Pepper, NFDA Executive Director

12/02/2020

Obituary for James A. Brell, Jr.

Funeral Director and President of Brell & Son Funeral Home

12/02/2020

Obituary for Lincoln Edward Dearth

Father-in-Law of Terry L. Palmer, OFDA Past President, and Grandfather of Jonathan E. Palmer, both of Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home