Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dorothy Swartz of Newark, OH, February 14, 1923 – July 30, 2017

Dorothy Deck Swartz, 94, of Newark, Ohio died peacefully in her sleep on July 30, 2017 at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born February 14, 1923 in Newark, she is predeceased by her parents, Earl C. and Bernice Walcott Deck, brother, James E. Deck of Martin, Tennessee, and her late husband of 70 years, Murrel “Lefty” Swartz.

Dorothy graduated from Newark High School in 1941 and attended the Newark College of Commerce.  She began her professional career working at the Newark Telephone Company.   Later she was a small business owner working from home, raising her family, and supporting the active civic life of her husband.   She was a member of First United Methodist Church her entire life where she volunteered in various capacities – teaching in the cradle roll class, delivering flowers to shut-ins, preparing communion, and founding a prayer shawl ministry.  Hospice was also an important party of Dorothy’s life.  She was one of nine volunteers who established hospice care in Licking County in the early 1980’s.  She volunteered with Hospice of Central Ohio for 27 years, receiving the Kathleen M. Brown Leadership Award, and was last active as a “Tuesday Lady.”

In her free time, Dorothy was a talented knitter creating hundreds of afghans, sweaters, and mittens for her family and friends as well as prayer shawls, sweaters, and preemie hats and booties for various church ministries.  Living in the same neighborhood on Woodlawn Avenue for 60 years, Dorothy was considered family by many neighbors and their children.  When she became confined to her home, Dorothy was befriended by several people who also became important friends.  Dorothy’s proudest accomplishment was her family.  She formed a unique bond with each child, grandchild, and great grandchild by listening, supporting, and making each one feel special.  She was a cherished “Grammy.”

Survivors include son Jeffrey (Betty) Swartz of Newark; daughters Julia (Tim) Loughman of Newark and Elaine (Marc) Ayle of Westerville; six grandchildren, Trixie (Eric) Hubbell, Melanie (Adam) Voris, Janelle (Brian) Gant, Jonathan Loughman, Tanner Ayle, Kiley Ayle; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the kind caregivers at on the Rehab Unit at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and to Generations Hospice for their compassionate care.

The family will receive friends from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, Ohio 43055.  Funeral services will be held at 10am at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Clark officiating.  Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or First United Methodist Church, PO Box 729, Newark, Ohio 43058.  To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Delores Mae (Barker) Pancake of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, March 3, 1941 – July 29, 2017

Delores M. Pancake, 76, of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her home. She was born March 3, 1941, in Ashland, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Garland and Audrey (Clark) Barker.
Surviving are her daughter Lisa Craig Starnes; son Tim (Robin) Paton; her grandchildren, Rikki (Kenneth) Keaton, Tyler (Molly) Barnett, Timothy, Thomas and Brian Paton; four great-grandchildren; sisters Patsy (Buck) Crank, Thelma Hensley, Janice Henry and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill Pancake and a brother Bobby Barker.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.
 

Gordon Byron Cullison of Newark, Ohio, June 4, 1932 – July 30, 2017

A Memorial Service for Gordon Byron Cullison will be held at 1:30PM, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Mausoleum Chapel of Newark Memorial Gardens. Mr. Cullison, 85, of Newark, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was born June 4, 1932, in Newark, a son of the late Paul and Nellie (Teagarden) Cullison.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Air Force. For many years he worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas in Newark. He and his wife were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and he was a member of American Legion Post #85.
Surviving are his wife, Betty L. (Holdren) Cullison; step sons, Gary (Linda) Cunningham of Shelton, Washington and Michael (Kimberly) Cunningham of Newark, who provided special devotion and care; grandchildren Justin (Jill) Cullison, Shane O’Reilly, Tiffany Cullison; great-grandchildren Ivan Byron Cullison-Hedges, special great grandson Gene Toth; his sister Lillian Cullison of Newark and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Raymond Cullison; his brothers, Paul, Quinton and Jack Cullison and his sister Carol Cunningham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.
 

Mary L. Jacks of Newark, Ohio, October 27, 1923 – July 30, 2017

                                              Mary L. Jacks

 

     A funeral service for Mary L. Jacks, 93, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Gene Waters officiating.  A private burial will be held in Newark Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.  
     Mary, a homemaker, passed away July 30, 2017, at Mt. Carmel East.  She was born October 27, 1923, in New Lebanon, Ohio, to the late Walter F. And Treva N. (Gisewite) Bowser. 
     Mary was of Apostolic Faith.  She enjoyed embroidery and reading, and loved word seek puzzles.  She was a collector of miniature birds, swans, and shoes. 
     She is survived by her son Robert A. Jacks, Jr. of Newark; daughter, Janet I. (Raymond) North of St. Louisville; sister, Helen Shuff of Brookville;  grandchildren, Daniel (Autumn) Esterline, Derek (Deb) Esterline, Brian (Denise) Jacks of Newark, Michael (Heather) North, and Krista (Jim) Miller, and fourteen great-grandchildren. 
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Jacks, Sr.; daughter, Geraldine K. Esterline; brothers, Lawrence and Herman; sister, Evelyn; grandsons, David and Nicholas, and daughter-in-law, Sue L. Jacks.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mount Carmel East Hospice. 
     To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

David Earl Boldon of Newark, Ohio, October 6, 1941 – July 26, 2017

A reception to remember the life of David E. Boldon will be held 4-6 P.M. with a eulogy service at 5:30 Monday, July 31, 2017 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N 21st Street, Newark.  Inurnment at St. Joseph Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Mr. Boldon, age 75, of Newark, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  He was born October 6, 1941 in Corvallis, Oregon to parents Bruce and Ruth (Tucker) Boldon.  He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was involved in auto sales for many years with dealerships throughout Licking County.  He enjoyed travel with his family, was an avid golfer and fisherman.

David is survived by his wife Lorraine G. (Levasseur) Boldon; daughter Danielle (Matthew) Nelson; brothers and sisters: Kathleen Bennett of Grants Pass, OR, Douglas (Marilyn) Boldon M.D. of Granville, Thomas (Kristen) Boldon of Eugene, OR, Tim (Kimberly) Boldon of Phoenix, AZ, Lisa Boldon and Laurie Boldon both of Eugene, OR; as well as his beloved canine companion “Cappy.”

In addition to his parents, his brother Richard Boldon and sister Judith Montgomery preceded David in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice of Central Ohio.

Online condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Ryoko Ann Blount of Newark, Ohio, February 27, 1930 – July 26, 2017

Ryoko Ann Blount, 87, of Newark, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Brookdale of Zanesville. She was born February 27, 1930, in Nagasaki, Japan. She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Newark and the O.E.S.
Surviving are her children, David (Connie) Blount of Painesville, Richard (Kristi) Blount of Newark, Douglas (Melinda) Blount of Highwood, Illinois and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Blount.
A  public Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,  September 2, 2017, at 10:30am, at Central Christian Church, 587 Mt. Vernon Road in Newark. Pastor Jeff Gill will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215

A complete obituary will be published in the Newark Advocate when the service date is available.

Joseph Robert Colliver of Newark, Ohio, September 20, 1951 – July 25, 2017

Joseph Robert Colliver

 

In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held for Joseph Robert Colliver, 65, of Newark, who passed away July 25, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 20, 1951, in Dayton, to the late Irvin and Evelyn (Demaree) Colliver. 

Joseph was Navy Veteran who served in the Vietnam War.  

He is survived by his sisters, Pamela (Rodney) Willard of Heath and Ann (Lawrence) Marks of Sunbury; nieces and nephews, Joseph E. (Nichole) Colliver of Westerville, Danielle Willard of Heath, Carrie Willard of Heath, and Brian Fiest of Newark, and great-niece, Amelia Colliver of Westerville. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Toni L. Colliver.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Jimmy B. Spears of Heath, Ohio, March 1, 1934 – July 22, 2017

                                                                             

                              Jimmy B. Spears

 

A funeral service for Jimmy B. Spears, 83, of Heath, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Jimmy passed away July 22, 2017, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.  He was born March 1, 1934, in Greasy Creek, KY, to the late Adam and Maudie (Gilispie) Spears.

Jimmy was a graduate of Virgie High School in KY where he was salutatorian and attended Pikeville College. He was an Air Force Veteran during the Korean Conflict.   He was a school teacher in KY and WV for a year in a half and then was called to the Newark Air Force Base where he retired.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Heath, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, RA Director, Trustee, and Usher. 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Lusk) Spears; children, Shawn (Deborah) Spears of Newark and Keith (Cindy) Spears of Heath; grandchildren, Heather Sabo of Newark, Andrea (Chance) Beckman of Newark, Kyle (Allison) Spears of Dublin, Alicia (fiancé, C.J. Cook) Spears of Heath, Nicole (Michael) Gordon of Heath, and  Sara Spurgeon of NM; great-grandchildren, Kadyn Beckman, Colin Beckman and Aubree Sabo; brothers, Don (Ida) Spears of Elyria and Jack Spears of Akron; sisters, Lois (Don) Damron of Akron and Patricia Grimmett of WV, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-0430.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn L. Flory of Newark, OH, December 2, 1930 – July 18, 2017

 

 

Evelyn L. Flory

Newark: Evelyn L. Flory, age 86, of Newark, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017. She was born to the late

Floyd and Iola (Skeen) Blodgett on December 2, 1930, in Newark, OH.

In her free time, Evelyn enjoyed spending time in her garden and bird watching. She was an accomplished artist in many mediums.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Jeanne Griffeth (Ft. Worth, TX), Cindy Bush (Atlanta, GA), Susie Gualtieri (Newark, OH), Harold Flory, JR (Ft. Worth, TX); 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and cousin, Bill Johns. She would surely want to extend much gratitude to Jim and Percilla Guallatiri.

A Memorial Celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held on August 12, 2017, 2 p.m., at the Sons of Italy Lodge, 607 McKinley Ave, Newark, Ohio.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Margaret E. Bickle of Newark, Ohio, October 20, 1920 – July 21, 2017

Funeral services for Margaret E. Bickle will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N 21st Street, Newark, with Rev. Kathryn Clausen presiding.  Interment will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends and acquaintance from 9-11:00 A.M. Thursday.

Mrs. Bickle, age 96, passed away at her Newark home on Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born October 20, 1920 in Santoy, Ohio to her parents Andras and Julia (Szino) Sepos.  She was a graduate of Newark High School.  She married Walter K. Bickle on August 25, 1945.  She was a former employee with the County Auditor’s Office and a teller with the former County Savings.  She was an 88 year member of Trinity Episcopal Church – Newark.  She enjoyed gardening, music, cooking and time with her family.

Margaret is survived by her son Dr. Frank (Eva) Bickle of Granville, OH and daughter Janet Bickle of Newark, OH; grandchildren Dr. Katherine (Kevin Meenach) Bickle and Kenneth Bickle as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, her husband Walter K. Bickle, three brothers Alex, Albert and Charles Sepos and her sister Mary Kuchar preceded Margaret in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Trinity Episcopal Church, 76 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055.

Online condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneral home.com.