James M. Coombs passed away in his sleep Dec. 26, 2017 in the early part of the morning after fighting a long chronic illness.
He was born June 14, 1940 in Willard, Ohio, to James Edward Coombs and Mildred Aberdeen (Hanks) Martin. At the young age of eight years old, James came to the little Township of New London, Ohio to reside with his father Jimmy and his grandparents Rea Edward Coombs and Jessie Lou Coombs all of which have preceded him in death. James is also preceded in death by his loving mother Mildren Aberdeen Martin and his brother Paul Douglas Coombs of Baltimore, Maryland.
James was a 1958 graduate of New London High School. He married his lifetime partner, Arlene (Merritt) Coombs of Newark, Ohio in 1960 and was married for 57 years. The last six years of his life he came to reside in the Peach State in Atlanta, Georgia with his daughter, due to his chronic illness.
James is survived by his wife Arlene (Merritt) Coombs and his five children, Michael Gregory Coombs of New London, Breck Coombs of Lexington, Ohio, Clavin Coombs of Loudonville, Ohio, Barry (Annie) Coombs of Norcross, Georgia, and Symantha (Craig) Ming of Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is also survived by three brothers, Edward Coombs, Larry Coombs, and Nelson Coombs and one sister, Tammy Coombs, all of Mansfield, Ohio. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Latosha (Paul Andrew) Bryan of Atlanta, Georgia, Ian Joshua Ming of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Blaire Coombs of Norcross, Georgia, Brooke (Ronald) Flucker of Hampton, Virginia, Breck and Morgan Turner, both of Norwalk, and a host of many more grandchildren and many dear friends that he will truly be missed by.
David Joseph Janosko, 64, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Mary Rutan Hospital, after a short illness.
David was born July 9, 1953 in Elyria, Ohio, to the late Joseph P. Janosko and the late Patricia J. Davy Janosko.
Since 1987 David worked at Ross Training Center in Bellefontaine until his illness.
He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
David participated in camping yearly at Camp Echoing Hills and Camp Kirkmont. He enjoyed eating at restaurants, especially Bob Evans, arts and crafts, television, and Western movies.
David is survived by his sisters, Jane (Terry) Randleman, New London, Ohio and Teresa (Roger) Baird, Shelby, Ohio; nieces, Patricia (Dwight) Tkacht, Michelle (Eddie) Henson and Monique Randleman and great-nephew, Brayden Randleman.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford of Bellefontaine, 321 North Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Friends may also call on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the noon service at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main Street, New London, Ohio. Burial will follow the Thursday services at Golding Cemetery in New London.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Words of sympathy to David’s family can be expressed by visiting www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
David’s family would like to express a special thank you to Mrs. Mary Fogle-Kise (support manager) and her husband Ed Kise (service provider / lay minister), as well as the group home staff and the employees of Ross Training Center.
Helen Frances Cole, age 76, of Crestline, passed from this life on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Helen was born January 28, 1942 in Crestline, the daughter of the late William and Doris (Schafer) Bauer. She was a 1960 graduate of Crestline High School and retired as a teller from First National Bank of Shelby after 20 years of service. She was a member of Child Guidance Mothers Club, had been a 4-H advisor for many years, and spent lots of time volunteering at Buckeye East Elementary School. Helen was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ in Crestline where she was in the church choir and had been a Sunday school teacher.
Being a mother and grandmother was her number one priority; a job she did well. She also enjoyed sewing.
On June 23, 1963 Helen married Gary A. Cole and he survives. Also surviving are: 2 daughters: Kathryn (Jim) Zaborowski of Cable, Ohio and Amy (Scott) Reed of Cincinnati; 4 grandchildren: Samantha and Jenny Zaborowski and Cole and Grant Reed; 2 sisters: Kathryn (Phil) Leathem of Caledonia and Edna Mae (John) Rooks of Clearwater, FL; 2 sisters-in-law: Carol (Jim) Minehart of Upper Sandusky and Shirley Bauer of Crestline; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a brother: Leonard Bauer; a sister and brother-in-law: Esther and Jim Finney; and a sister-in-law: Mary Alice Ruth.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2-5pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 am. Her minister, Rev. Gary Proietti, will officiate and burial will follow in Sandusky Township Cemetery, Biddle Road, Crawford County. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary United Church of Christ, Crawford County 4-H Advisory Committee, or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio.
To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit: www.turnerf uneralhomeshelby.com
Irving Gearhart, 79, of Shelby went home to be with his Lord and Savior at his daughter's home surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was born on January 11, 1939 in Shelby, Ohio. He was the son of Rollie and Elizabeth (Morris) Gearhart.
Irving was a graduate of Shelby High School and a life long resident of Shelby. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served two years and was stationed at West Point. Prior to being drafted, he met the love of his life, Barbara, and they were blessed with 36 years of marriage together. Irving was a carpenter and craftsman by trade and always helped his family with their homes. Irving and his brother had a construction company, Home Improvement, for 30 years. He attended and was a member of Journey Life Center. Family was very important to Irving and he cherished the moments they spent together. An active, attentive and very present grandfather who loved watching his granddaughters play sports and vacationing together. His "girls" were the loves of his life and everyone knew this. Irving was very attentive to every detail, he was a hard worker with an exceptional work ethic and took great pride in his home and yard. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Left to cherish many fond memories are his daughter, Jill (Paul) Seymour, granddaughters, Tiffany (Brandon) Davis and NaTasha (Brandon) Rinehart all of Shelby; his great-grandson, Dominic Rinehart and Mason McKean; and many cherished friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Barbara Gearhart; and a brother, Hurl Gearhart.
Family and friends may visit on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Road from 5:00-8:00 pm. Dr. Bruce A. Philippi will officiate the funeral service at the funeral home of Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 am with an hour prior visitation from 10:00-11:00 am. He will be laid to rest at Ontario Cemetery.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com