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John Sizemore

John Sizemore

10/28/1969 – 09/27/2022

John was a wonderful man, Father , Brother, Son and Husband.
He was always laughing and making jokes.
He always put everyone before himself. Gave his last dollar to someone in need.
Definitely one of a kind.

Family and Friends:

Melissa Sizemore-Wife
Jeff Moyer-Son
Joshua Sizemore- Son
Maygan Sizemore- Daughter
Leslee Sizemore-Twin Sister
Terri Rule-Sister
Kelly Mason-Sister
William Sizemore-Father
Stephanie Sizemore- Mother

John Sizemore

Joseph Riddle

Joseph Riddle

12/31/1951 – 08/30/2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my mothers husband, Joe Riddle. My mom and Joe had many years of fun and were able to do a little traveling in their RV with their dog Buddy before his health started to decline. He was a good husband, father/stepfather, a wonderful granddad and a spectacular ‘Dog Dad’ to Buddy. Joe passed away today, August 30th, peacefully at home today where he was surrounded by family and friends.

He will be truly missed.

Family and Friends:

Wife: Linda McLargin

Children: Nick and Amanda

Sisters Mary and Nancy, Brother John

Dora Sommer

Dora Sommer

04/18/38 – 08/26/2022 

Go to sleep, dear Dora.
Go to sleep, you’ll get some milk.

Mommy is above, she makes cake.
Papa is below, he makes chocolate.

Your sister is above, she makes hats.
Your brother is below, he makes Nougat.

Your cousin makes big pieces of candy.
Your other cousin makes compote.

Go to sleep, dear Dora.
Go to sleep, you’ll get some milk.

Dora Sommer

Friends and Family: 

Melissa Matthews (daughter)
Warren Woodson (son)

Wesley Owens

Wesley H Owens Sr. 09/19/1934-07/07/2022

He was a Navy seaman on the USS Everglades Naval ship. He married a woman named Beverly Strayer shortly after returning home. They had 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. He divorced his 1st wife and ended up marrying Dorothy I. McCafferty Sullivan who had lost her previous Navy husband John Weems Sullivan in an accident. She is my Mother and I have a half- sister Wilma Sullivan Bowland! John Sullivan adopted me!
Wesley worked at National Can as a Millwright and General Motors of Lordstown, Ohio for many years to support his blended family! He is preceeded in Death by his Father Paul E. Owens, Mother Laura, Sister Barbara, Son Timothy, Daughter Lorie Owens Economos, Wesley H. OwensJr! He leaves behind- 2 Sisters- Pauline Owens Trapp, Gloria Owens Murray, 4 Neices and 1 Nephews, Wife Dorothy, Step Daughter Cheryl Sullivan Davis SO Terry Davis, Step Daughter Wilma Sullivan Bowland SO Randy Bowland. 6 Grandchildren, 14 Great grandchildren.

Wesley LOVED fishing, camping, grilling outdoors, traveling, his earlier years he liked to drink! He was a Social person, life of the Party so to speak!

His last few years were Rough to say the least! Fighting prostate cancer, diabetes, heart problems-quadruple bypass and pig valve surgery, had to get a colostomy bag, broke left arm last year, legs and feet swelled from edema! Your NOLONGER IN PAIN Dad! REST IN HEAVEN! We MISS YOU!

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Wesley Owens

Donald Taylor

Don was the best husband ever. We were only married for 13 years but we had a great time together. We went on many cruises, many trips to Biloxi to gamble which Don loved to do. I miss him so much.I have no family here in Florida.God took him to soon, but now he is not suffering,he had lung cancer for 4 years,it took a lot out of him. Rest in peace my love.I will never forget you and will always love you.

 

Friends and Family: Karen Pickens, Donald Taylor Jr.,Barbara Hosbach, Christina Wright, Susan Rufolo, Paul Marino, Christina Suazo. Don’s children and step children.

 

Patricia Goodwin

Patricia Way Goodwin
1955-2022

Patricia Diane, Pat, spent her childhood in rural Upstate New York as next to the youngest in a large family of five boys and five girls. Parents, Donald I. Way, an employee of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester and Alma Chase Way, a homemaker, married young and worked hard as providers. Unfortunately, the father died at age forty-four leaving Alma to raise the seven younger children.
A Christian neighbor gave mother, Alma, a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, an inspirational book written by esteemed minister Dr. Norman Vincent Peale which encouraged her to lean on her faith and to persevere.
Pat watched her mother work hard outside the home to provide for the family and learned that finishing high school, where she excelled, was the way to prosper. Armed with her diploma, earned while living in Wichita, Kansas near a sister’s family, she had an interesting life moving near siblings in various states finding job opportunities in clerical work. Many occasions and various excursions were enjoyed while she lived near extended family for several years each in the states of Texas, Colorado, California, Virginia and finally Florida.
Always meticulous and professional in her work, Pat particularly enjoyed her last job working in the Dispatch Department for Cox Cable in Virginia while living near another sister. Sadly, she was injured near work as a pedestrian by a moving vehicle. This incident became a life-changing event contributing to a down-spiral of her general health making it difficult to work. A compassionate brother and wife relocated her near them in Port Richey, Florida, where she spent her final years.
In her prime, Pat was a statuesque, attractive gal with many suitors. She was pre-deceased by her ex-husband, Jeffrey Goodwin. During their marriage, the two enjoyed hiking, swimming and many good times near her family in Southern California.
Pat enjoyed making her apartment into a comfortable, homey refuge with a classy touch. She loved celebrating the holidays, especially Christmas, where she wrapped gifts with creative, special touches. She looked forward to baking Christmas cookies and cooking for special occasions. Family was her anchor along with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her, “Sweet Jesus,” with whom she now resides in her final, joyful destination where there are no more worries, pain or sorrow.
Always having high aspirations, Pat, in a noble gesture, donated her whole body to the United Tissue Network in St. Petersburg, FL for medical research with the United Kidney Foundation’s branch in Phoenix, AZ at the University of Phoenix School of Medicine. Her cremated remains will be scattered in a dignified way over the Gulf of Mexico.
Patricia will be remembered in a special mass for “Repose of the Soul” at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Los Alamitos, CA.
Pat, with her irreplaceable wit, was loved and will be missed. Rest in peace, dear sister.

 

Patricia Goodwin

Emma Fox

Our beautiful Loving Mother Emma Retta (nee: Clark) Fox, 85, passed away May 4, 2022 at home where she lived with her son John. He was her sole caregiver for the last 9 years in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on April 13, 1937 by her parents John and Lena Denza Clark.
Emma worked as a Caregiver for many years. She loved spending time with her family, loved baking and cooking, loved the color red and loved Minnie mouse. She was always a very happy person. A joy to be around.
Emma will always be remembered as a kind-hearted soul, loving and caring person, just overall wonderful human being.

She is survived by her sons: John Thomas Fox Jr of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark Fox Sr(Sheila) of Lorain, Ohio, and Robert Fox(Amy) of Lorain, Ohio and her Brother Louis H. Clark( Winifred) and their daughter
Luana Lynn Clark.
Her grandchildren: Beth Ann “nee: Fox” Arnold(Joseph) , John Edward Fox(in Loving Memory) , Jason Fox, Christopher Fox, Mark Fox Jr(Amanda) , Michael Fox(Heather) , Lisa “nee: Fox” Ferris(Chris), Stephanie Fox(Jack) , Robert Andrew Fox(Terri) , Tiffany Fox, Jessica “nee: Fox” Stroud(Lavon), Kenneth Fox Jr (Hunter).
And her Great-Grandchildren: Sabastion(Arnold) , Victoria(Fox) , Logan(Fox), Andrew(Fox) , Kaylana(Fox) , Jack(Critelli) , Noah(Critelli), Kenneth(Ferris) , Kelsey(Fox) , Kinsley(Fox) , Corey Jr(Garner), Jaden(Garner), Delanie(Fox) , Spencer(Fox) , Terrell(Stroud), Jamie(Stroud), Mya(Stroud)

And she is proceeded in death by her parents John and Lena Denza Clark and her late sons Andrew Fox and Kenneth Fox Sr.

Emma Fox

Linda Russo

My beloved and only sister, Linda, passed away after a brief but tremendous battle following an intracranial hemorrhage. I and my children, and her friends, will deeply miss this loving human being so much. Below is her obituary.

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Linda Dale Russo, 67, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson on September 7, 2021.

Daughter of John and Dale Russo, Linda was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 3, 1953. She grew up surrounded by large and loving extended Russo and Akins families in Cincinnati and Texas. Following graduation in 1973 from Colerain High School, Linda worked as an Executive Assistant for Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., a hotel management company in Cincinnati, before moving in 1977 to Denver, Colorado with lifetime close friend Dora Cartwright. In Denver, Linda worked for the Colorado School of Mines and the Homelite corporation.

Linda moved in 1983 to Tucson, Arizona. She worked many years in commercial construction project management, and then for several different companies in customer service, including Walmart and Convergys. She finished her career working in sales for a national spirits and wine distributor, where she loved calling on and talking with her customers.

Linda adored her friends and family, especially her nieces and nephews. She had an enormous and loyal heart, and was always caring for and comforting her friends, family, and those in need. She was great at both keeping and getting back in touch with people over the years – somehow just when they needed an ear or shoulder to lean on. Linda had a keen memory for small details, especially of those she met and loved, and she rarely let a birthday pass without sending a card and loving wishes. She enjoyed traveling, her Italian ancestry, and animals (especially her cats). Linda will be greatly missed for her contagious giggle, her non-stop chatting, the whacky socks she often sent as gifts, and most importantly, her unconditional love.

Linda is survived by her sister, Becky Russo, and brother-in-law, Jeff Bell; nephew, Nicolas Bell, and his wife, Ann; niece, McClain Herman, and her husband, Tommy; nephew, Evan Bell, and his wife, Josalyn; niece, Olivia; great-nieces, Mary Jo Bell, Grier Bell, and James Herman; beloved cat, Josie; and many other extended family members and dear friends.

Linda’s family and friends will be celebrating Linda’s life in Cincinnati on October 23. Reach out to the family for details. To honor Linda’s memory, her family suggests that you consider donating to The Humane Society or to the SPCA in your community.

Linda Russo

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Elizabeth “Libby” Westphal

Libby Westphal was full of life.

She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a fun party-planning friend.
She had a generous heart, giving to several charities including: humane society and the wounded warrior project.
In her work-life she chose jobs that inherently served others.
When her kids were young she volunteered in her kids activities.
As a proud member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary she volunteered many hours enabling hundreds of students to receive scholarships. She proudly displayed her patriotism in her hair-do and her décor.

Libby left the world a better place as a result of her being here.
Praise God that she is dancing with Jesus.

Elizabeth “Libby” Westphal

Rodney Kolar

Rodney Lee Kolar was my husband and best friend. He is survived by his wife Rachel Lanza Kolar and sons Alexander, Matthew, David. Also, his is brothers Dean and Michael. He was kind and had a good sense of humor. He was intelligent and loved technology. He also studied the Bible and knew it well. He is dearly missed by all who loved him. He was Christian and loved the Lord but was not religious. I started to get to know him in 2006. We married on March 30, 2018. I’m so grateful and thankful to have had him in my life. So he was the love of my life. He’s always with me as I carry him in my heart. I think of him every day and night. I’ll be reunited with him one day and I know we will never have to part. The world was a better place with him in it. He will always be remembered fondly and deeply missed.

  Rodney Kolar