Daily Archives: November 7, 2019

Calvin Lee Esworthy of Newark, June 3, 1925 – November 7, 2019

Calvin Lee Esworthy , born June 3, 1925 to Calvin Ray Esworthy and Mary Alice Ford Esworthy in Toboso, OH. He was the eldest of five children including his sister, Betty Jane Esworthy Simpson, and brothers, Robert Gene Esworthy, Larry Ray Esworthy, and Joseph Edward Esworthy.

He attended school at Toboso Elementary and Hanover-Toboso High School where he played on the basketball team. He graduated in 1943 and found work as a bricklayer’s helper. In the fall of 1943 he enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he started as a Seaman, later becoming an Electrician Second Class serving on the U.S.S. Kyne stationed in the Pacific.

Upon Honorable Discharge from the service in 1946 he returned to the family farm on Brushy Fork Rd., Toboso. He married Hazel Beatrice Perry of Toboso October 12, 1946. He worked for the Newark Fire Dept. from 1950 to 1975 when he retired.

He was an avid golfer, bowler, and liked to play pool. He also enjoyed fishing, and hunting deer and squirrel. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church for over 70 years where he served as an usher. He was also a member of the Land of Legend Antique Tractor Club of Licking County, the Licking Valley Historical Learning Center in Hanover, Ohio Police and Fireman, and the American Legion in Hanover.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelia Esworthy (Bill) Spray of Newark, two grandsons, Andrew (Bethany) Spray of Newark and Ryan (Carrie) Spray of Boston, MA; five grandchildren, Brycn, Aidyn, Airyn, Grayson, and Baby Girl Spray (due 2020); four nieces, Barbara (Manny) Beltran, Melanee Simpson, Vanessa (Monty) Stalnaker, and Heidi (Dave) Elliott; and nephew, David Esworthy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Hazel Beatrice Esworthy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance at 5:00 PM. The funeral service will be Monday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Susan Britton officiating. Burial will follow the service in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Sara Calametti Niggemeyer of Heath, OH, August 11, 1928 – November 6, 2019

Sara Calametti Niggemeyer, 91, of Heath, died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center. She was born August 11, 1928 in Mobile, AL to the late John and Mary (Unruh) Calametti.

Sara graduated from the Convent of Mercy High School in Mobile, AL in the class of 1946. She was a faithful member of St. Leonard Catholic Church in Heath. She was a wonderful wife, mother and excellent cook who enjoyed reading cookbooks and working on jigsaw puzzles. Her family and her Catholic faith were the most important things to her.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John William Niggemeyer; three daughters, Debbie (Mark) Gilligan of Newark, Sharon Niggemeyer of Newark, and Ginger (Glenn) Libby of Heath; four grandchildren, Kyle (Mallory) Libby, Zach (Suzi) Gilligan, Abbey Gilligan, and Blake Libby; two great grandchildren, Bowen and Bram Libby; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and neighbor, Nancy Buchanan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, John A. Calametti Jr.; and sister, Florence Jones.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Selma Markowitz Hospice staff for the care and support they provided and also to Fr. Bill Hritsko and Fr. Michael Gribble for their final prayers.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Leonard Catholic Church, 57 Dorsey Mill Rd. E., Heath, OH 43056 and/or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

In accordance with Sara’s request, a private Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

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

James Edward Figgins of Zanesville, OH, January 9, 1943 – November 7, 2019

James E. Figgins, age 76, of Zanesville, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 9, 1943 to the late Max and Katheryn (Marshall) Figgins in Camp Cook, California.

James proudly served his country as a member of the US Army during Vietnam. During his service, he earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Rife Sharpshooter. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and collecting. James also loved Corvettes and dreamed of having one for himself.

He is survived by his sons, Jason (Mary Ann) Figgins and Bryan (Rebecca) Figgins; grandchildren, Jayson, Cory, and Toryn Figgins.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vicki (Carson) Figgins.

In accordance with his wishes, no public services will be held at this time.

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